FAQ 003424 EN-US


Michael Hansen Sales RFEM RSTAB

What is the difference between upgrade and update?


Updates are updates of programs and add-on modules carried out on a regular basis during product maintenance.

These are, for example:
  • Extension or improvement of the program functionalities and add-on modules
  • Fixing detected or reported bugs
Updates are generally chargeable and the costs for updates are covered by active service contracts of a product group and are automatically provided in the Dlubal Account. Without having an active service contract, updates can be purchased separately, if necessary.

An upgrade presents an extensive refinement or new development of programs or add-on modules. Substantial parts of the program or functionalities have been renewed or added with considerable development effort.

If you already have an add-on module that has been reissued, for example, there is RF-FOUNDATION Pro instead of RF-/FOUNDATION, you have the opportunity to upgrade. An upgrade is chargeable, but cheaper than a new purchase.

If you have any questions, please contact the sales department.


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