Enjoy it for 30 days from the date you first launch ExtendSim. Once you reach the end of that month – if you haven’t already purchased the product – that free Trial period will end. All the model files and blocks you created during that Trial period will still be yours, but ExtendSim will no longer launch on your system. However, you will still have access to the Activation dialog where you can purchase and/or activate ExtendSim.
Each time you launch ExtendSim in Trial mode, the Activation Dialog appears. The number of days remaining in your Trial period is in the upper right corner of the dialog.
When you first launch the Trial version of ExtendSim, you have 30 days to try it out. Once you reach the end of that month – if you haven’t already purchased the product – that free Trial period will end. All the model files and blocks you created during the Trial period will still be yours, but ExtendSim will no longer launch on your system.
If you try to download and install another Trial version to get another 30 days, it won't work. Your system will only allow one free trial period.
Absolutely! All the model files and blocks you create during your 30-day Trial period will seamlessly open in the comparable Model Developer Edition once activated...whether it's an Individual, Floating, or Node-Locked ExtendSim license. (Just be aware that if you build a model in a more feature-filled package like ExtendSim Pro, your model will not open properly in DE or CP if you have used blocks from the Reliability or Rate module in that model.)
And, once you activate your license, you'll notice the Trial version watermark on the model worksheet will disappear.
Please note, if you build a model in a Trial version and share it with someone who has a Student version of ExtendSim, they will not be able to open your model. Student versions can only open models built in an activated MDE license or from another Student version.
Yes. As long as the model you want to run was built in a Model Developer Edition of ExtendSim, you will be able to run it in Trial mode. (Just be aware that when running models in the Trial version, models open with a Trial version watermark behind the model on its worksheet.)
Please make sure you are using the same ExtendSim package the model developer used to create the model. For example, if your colleague built a model using ExtendSim Pro, you would need to be using the Trial version of ExtendSim Pro, not DE or CP as they may not have the proper components to run the model.
No. It is identical to a Model Developer Edition of ExtendSim with the exception of few things:
. . . stating Trial Version in the background of every model. How do I get rid of that?
Purchase and activate ExtendSim Pro, DE, or CP. Open, run, then re-save the model in the activated license to remove the Trial Version watermark.
No. As stated in the ExtendSim End User License Agreement regarding the Trial versions:
"... You shall not use the Trial version for any purpose other than the sole purpose of evaluating the Software to determine whether to purchase the Software."
It is not recommended to use a Trial version to build models for commercial use unless you are planning to purchase the software within the 30-day trial window. At the end of the 30-day trial period, the software no longer opens so you will no longer have the ability to open, run, or make changes to your model.