Accessing Downloads / Updates

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Accessing the Download Page

E-Mail with Download Link

Immediately after your purchase you have received an e-mail from us with a download link. From this download link you can download the full version of the purchased software. No activation, key, code or license file, etc. is needed to run the software downloaded from that link.

The subject of the e-mail with the download link is "Order / Commande / Bestellung " + your order number or "[RibbonSoft Online Shop] Virtual product(s) available for  download" for older orders. If you cannot find this e-mail, please look also in your Spam or Bulk mail folder.

Do NOT download the free trial packages on the download page of our public web site. These are trial versions for users who have not (yet) purchased a QCAD license. 

Expiration of the Download Link

The download link remains valid for one year, so you can download the latest version of QCAD Professional or QCAD/CAM anytime for one year. After one year, your access to the download area expires and you will get an appropriate message when attempting to use the download link.

Buy Once, Use Forever

The software itself does not have an expiry date. You can continue to use the downloaded and installed version for as long as you like (buy once, use forever). You might want to backup the downloaded installer file in case you switch computers or need to re-install the software in the future.

Updating a License

If your access to the download area has expired, you can renew your QCAD Professional or QCAD/CAM license to keep accessing new versions of the software (and optionally e-books). To buy an update, you can simply purchase a new QCAD Professional or QCAD/CAM license and receive a 30% update discount. You can find a discount coupon code in your download area (see above). You will also receive an e-mail with a discount coupon code a few days before your access to updates expires.

To buy an update, please visit our online shop at:

Add the product you wish to update to the shopping cart. Note that there is no separate product for the update.

During the checkout, please enter the update discount code in the field Discount and click Go to apply your 30% update discount.

The discount coupon is valid for all QCAD Professional and QCAD/CAM products including e-books.

You can find a list of changes by version (change log) at:

Accessing Downloads after Expiration Date

If you cannot find the e-mail with your download link anymore or you lost your previously downloaded installation packages, please contact us for a temporary download link. In your message, please indicate:

  • name or e-mail address that was used for purchase
  • operating system name
  • operating system version
  • CPU architecture (32bit or 64bit)
  • language of the e-book (if applicable)
  • version you had previously installed and you wish to receive

Please understand that older packages were compiled and tested for the platforms which were current at the time. These packages might or might not work on more modern platforms.