6 August 2019


Michael Hansen




What is the difference between an upgrade and an update?


Updates are regular revisions of programs and add-on modules carried out on a periodic basis within the product maintenance.

These are, for example:
  • Extension or improvement of the features of the programs and add-on modules
  • Correction of the detected or reported bugs
The updates are generally subjected to a charge and the costs for the updates are covered by active service contracts of a product group, and are automatically provided in your Dlubal Account. If you do not have an active service contract, it is possible to purchase the updates separately, if necessary.

An upgrade is an extensive refinement or new development of programs or add-on modules. In this case, substantial parts of the program or features are renewed or added with a considerable development effort.

If you already have an add-on module that has been renewed, for example, RF‑/FOUNDATION Pro has been released for RF‑/FOUNDATION, you have the opportunity to upgrade. The upgrade is chargeable, but cheaper than a new purchase.

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


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