Plandroid Help Documentation

To request a Plandroid licence from within the program, go to the menu item Help -> Request Licence (or from the licensing info dialog, Help -> Licensing Info-> Request Licence). Fill in the information on the type of licence that you require and some basic company details and send that information to us. You will need an internet connection to order a licence.

Request Licence Dialog
Request Licence Dialog

You can get more extensive help on ordering a licence directly with the Help button on this form, if you need it.

Installing Your Licence

Once we process your order and payment, we will create a digitally signed licence file which will be automatically installed on your machine when you restart Plandroid if you are connected to the internet. Alternatively, you can manually check to see if your licence is ready by using using the menu item Help -> Check for Licence.

On occasion we may instead send you a licence file as an attachment to an email, which you will then instead need to save and import into the program. You can do this using the menu item Import -> Licence, or by simply by dragging and dropping the licence file into the program window. The menu item Help -> Licensing Info will open the Licensing Information dialog box, which shows you your current licensing information.

Licence Information Import Licence

From this dialog you can directly submit a licence request or check the internet for a licence you have been issued. If you hold down the [Alt] key you can access the hidden options to import a licence file or remove all licences on your system.

Note that a licence is keyed to the hardware of your specific machine, and cannot be used on a machine that is different to the one that was used to request the licence. Therefore if you change computers, or even swap or change your identified hard drive, that will change your drive ID, and therefore invalidate your licence. You should contact us at in this case.

A USB stick will also appear as a drive if it has a serial number, so you may even be able to make your licence portable. However, serial numbers do not appear on all USB devices, so this will only work if you are using a USB sick that has one.


You can check the Plandroid licence prices on the Plandroid website:

Transferring a Licence

Each licence is specific to the hardware of the machine it was ordered on. If you need to transfer your licence from one machine to another, please contact support at to make arrangements with us. If you are moving to a new machine, you can transfer your current program settings to your new machine easily with the menu item Tools -> Program Settings -> Export on the old machine, and Tools -> Program Settings -> Import on the new machine.

Locked Licences

Plandroid supports a licence mechanism whereby the program can be locked so that it can only use parts catalogs from one or more specified suppliers. Parts and units catalogs are locked separately. For example, a licence may restrict the parts catalogs you can use, but allow you to use any of the available units catalogs, or vice-versa. The Licensing Info dialog will report any locks on your licence.

All generic catalogs can still be read with a locked licence.

Lite Licences

Plandroid has different licensing modules, including a Lite (restricted) version. A lite licence does not allow access to the Costing or Report tabs, to the advanced image editing functions in the Design -> Plan tab, to the automatic ordering functions, or to any of the advanced design tools, such as the Automatic Design tool, the Check Design tool, the Show Zones Table tool, the Solve Airflows tool, or the Auto-size Ducts tool. A lite licence is also limited to a single floor plan level, cannot upload take-offs to the cloud, and is restricted to only using the generic catalogs.

Removing All Licences

If you are transferring you licence to another machine, for example, and you need to remove all licences from the current machine, you can go to the Help -> Licensing Info dialog, then hold down the [Alt] key, and the Check For Licence button will change to a Remove Licences button. Press this button to remove all of your licences from the current machine.

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