While evaluating the trial version, I ended up creating a full plan. How do I activate the trial and not lose my work?
In order to activate a Chief Architect or Home Designer Trial version, you must first purchase a full version product key. Follow the steps below to purchase a key and activate the trial version.
Trial versions can only be converted to full programs of the same title.
For example, the Home Designer Professional trial cannot be converted to a full version of Home Designer Suite. This means plans started in the trial version of Home Designer Professional cannot be saved to work in the full version of Home Designer Suite.
To purchase a Full Version product key
From within the Trial Version, click Help> Purchase Chief Architect / Home Designer... to open a web browser to the "Buy Now" web page.
Choose your desired options on the product selection, billing and shipping pages. When the order is complete you will receive a confirmation email.