How To Purchase
Once you have created an account, you can purchase licenses with a credit card or obtain free evaluation licenses. Detailed steps are here. You can install the ObjectAid Plug-Ins at any time, but you can only use the Class Diagram without a license. The Sequence Diagram and the Diagram Add-On each require their own license.
You can obtain one free evaluation license per product and account, or purchase user licenses at tiered prices. Please note that volume-based discounts apply to each purchase, not the total number of licenses on an account.
A license applies to one product (Sequence Diagram or Diagram Add-On). It is valid for the indicated software release and includes all updates for that release. For example, a Sequence Diagram license for release 1.0 is valid for all 1.0.x versions. For a new software release, you may have to upgrade your license (e.g. when 1.2.0 is released and you have a 1.1.x license).
Sorry, but licenses are generally not refundable. If you are not sure, please try an evaluation license.
A license can be tied either to a particular operating system user (a user license) or to a specific computer (a node-locked license):
A license can be switched from a user license into a node-locked license and vice verse on your ObjectAid account. Note that licenses can only be used by one person at a time. They are not not floating licenses that can be shared (except for node-locked licenses).
A license is valid for the indicated software release and includes all updates for that release. For example, a license for release 1.0 is valid for all 1.0.x versions. Purchased licenses generally do not expire. ObjectAid reserves the right to implement larger software enhancements in a new release, and to charge for an upgrade of existing licenses to the new release.
How you specify the operating system user or MAC address depends on the license's mode, which can be changed on your ObjectAid account:
Online licenses are the right choice for most uses. They are especially suited for the management of larger license pools as they allow the easy reassignment of licenses to other users.
Resellers and Enterprise
ObjectAid welcomes resellers as well as enterprises and strives to accommodate their needs. Please note that our software and licenses are delivered electronically over the Internet. Hence you need an ObjectAid account to purchase licenses, while your customer needs one to manage their licenses. You can transfer licenses you purchased from your account to your customer's account, leaving the invoice on your account. Similarly, an enterprise can separate accounting/purchasing from the actual license management.