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The Trial Edition

The fully functional 30 day Trial Edition of Enterprise Architect is available free of charge on the Sparx Systems website ( The Trial Edition is identical to the registered edition except that all diagrams are output to files with an embedded watermark, and certain features are read-only.

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Try Out Editions

You can use the Trial Edition to explore and evaluate Enterprise Architect, checking the edition you are interested in and trying out other editions for comparison.

When you start up the Enterprise Architect Trial Edition, the 'Select Trial Version' prompt displays; select the mode to trial.

If necessary, you can close down Enterprise Architect and restart it in another mode for comparison.

The prompt also directs you to useful information such as a walkthrough of the Enterprise Architect facilities, and options to select one of several workspace layouts.

Workspace Layouts

Trial Period

As you are evaluating the Enterprise Architect Trial Edition, note that the software operates for a limited period, and denies access after the trial period has elapsed.

To continue using Enterprise Architect when the trial period expires, you can either:

  • Apply to extend the trial period, or
  • Purchase and register a full license; on purchase of a suitable license or licenses, the registered edition is made available for download

The latest information on pricing and purchasing is available on the Sparx Systems website; for more information, contact Sparx Systems by email.

When you order and pay for an edition of Enterprise Architect, you receive installation instructions and the location of the executable files for download.

Register a Full License Order Enterprise Architect Installation [email protected]

Extend Trial Period

If you are testing the Trial Edition and require more than 30 days to evaluate it, you can apply to Sparx Systems Sales for an extension of the trial period.

The trial period must expire before you can enter the extension key.

[email protected]

Extend the Trial Period After Receipt of Extension Key



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Open the Enterprise Architect Trial Edition.

The 'Evaluation Version of Enterprise Architect' dialog displays; once the trial period has expired, you cannot proceed beyond this dialog without extending the trial period.


Press Ctrl whilst you click on the Continue Trial button.

The 'Upgrade Key' dialog displays.


In the 'Upgrade Key' field, type or copy-and-paste the extension key you received from Sparx Systems Sales.


Click on the OK button.

Enterprise Architect confirms that your trial period has been extended.

Your trial period is extended by the period of days stated in the email from Sparx Systems Sales; you can now restart and continue to use the Trial Edition of Enterprise Architect.

The trial extension displays an error if you enter anything other than a valid trial extension key; it does not accept registration keys for purchased editions of Enterprise Architect - you must download the correct installer for your purchased edition, from the Sparx Systems website.