Please note : This help page is not for the latest version of Enterprise Architect. The latest help can be found here.

Register a Full License

The trial version of Enterprise Architect available for download is an evaluation version only.  For the full version you must first purchase one or more licenses.

The license supplied determines which edition (Enterprise Architect Desktop, Professional, Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering or Ultimate) is activated after installation.

The Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions can be activated by either a private license key or a shared (floating) license key. Shared license keys, for a user population that includes temporary users, are checked out of and in to a Sparx Systems key store.

Use To:

  • Obtain and activate the registered version of Enterprise Architect

How To:



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Purchase one or more licenses

Once you have paid for a licensed version of Enterprise Architect, you receive (via email or other suitable means):

  • a license key or keys
  • a web site address from which to download the full version
  • if you have purchased a Sparx Systems key store, a web site address from which to download the key store

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Save the license key(s) and download the latest full install package from the address supplied



Run the setup program to install the full version



Open Enterprise Architect from the Start Menu or desktop icon

The License Management dialog displays



Click on the Add Key button

The Add Registration Key dialog displays; register your key

Add License Key


Click on the OK button

The full version is now activated on your PC, and Enterprise Architect displays the message:

Registration succeeded! Thank you for purchasing Enterprise Architect <type> Edition



  • Private license keys and shared license keys have different formats, so you cannot use one in place of the other.

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