SoftPlan version 2020 | FAQ

Do SoftPlan+ subscribers need to do anything in order to make sure they receive the SoftPlan vesrion 2020 upgrade?

No, SoftPlan will automatically send all SoftPlan+ subscribers a link to the software installation.

Please make sure the address we have on file is current.

Will my existing SoftPlan drawings work in SoftPlan vesion 2020?

Yes - SoftPlan drawings are forward compatible. Drawings created in an older version can be used in the current version.

There is no reason to redraw an existing SoftPlan drawing.

Will SoftPlan version 2020 require a new key?

No, if you are Version 14, SoftPlan 2012, SoftPlan 2014, SoftPlan 2016, SoftPlan 2018 user or a SoftPlan+ subscriber.

Yes, if you are on Version 13 or older version.

Note: A new micro key (much smaller in size) is available but it will NOT run versions older than 2018.  An exchange fee will apply for existing users wishing to switch to the new micro key.  

What are the computer hardware requirements?

The recommended minimums are listed here.

Please note these are recommended minimums, and that faster would be better.

I own SoftList, does my upgrade cost more?

No, when you upgrade SoftPlan all modules that you own are upgraded for the same price.

If a customer owns SoftPlan the upgrade costs the same as if they owned SoftPlan, SoftList, SoftTalk and SoftPlan reView.

I am looking to upgrade and have multiple keys of various versions. Do they have to be upgraded in a specific order?

Yes - the main key must be upgraded first. The highest version additional key is upgraded next … the lowest version additional key would be the last key upgraded.

How old is my SoftPlan?

SoftPlan 2022 released March 2021
SoftPlan Version 2020 released March 2019
SoftPlan 2018 released March 2017
SoftPlan 2016 released February 2015
SoftPlan 2014 released February 2013
SoftPlan 2012 released November 2010
SoftPlan Version 14 released May 2008
SoftPlan Version 13 released November 2005
SoftPlan Version 12 released January 2003
SoftPlan Version 11 released July 2000
SoftPlan Version 10 released January 1998
SoftPlan Version 9 released August 1996