Activating the Trial Version of Chief Architect

Reference Number: KB-02849 Last Updated: 02-11-2014 01:28 PM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


While evaluating Chief Architect Trial version I have created a full plan. How to I activate the trial and not loose my work?


In order to activate the Chief Architect Trial version you must first get a full product key. Follow the steps below to purchase a key and activate the trial.

To purchase a Full Version product key

  1. From within the Trial Version click Help> Purchase Chief Architect to open a web browser to the Chief Architect buy now page.

  2. Choose your desired options on the product selection, billing and Shipping pages. When the order is complete you will receive an email with your login information. 

  3. With this information you will be able to log into your My Account and retrieve your Full Version Product Key from the Digital Locker.

To activate the Trial Version with a Full Version product key

  1. Once you have a Full Version Key, within the Trial version click Help> Activate Full Version

  2. In the Product Activation dialog input the Full Version Product Key that you received after purchase and the email address associated with your Digital Locker and click the Activate button.

  3. You will receive a confirmation message thanking you for activating.

  4. The Trial version installed will be converted into the full version of Chief Architect and you will no longer have limitations on saving, printing or exporting.