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PlanSwift versions 10.1 and older require manual activation and deactivation. After As of October 1, 2022, PlanSwift 10.1 and previous versions will be sunset and you will not be able to license them. The steps below allow you to activate PlanSwift manually until October 1. (See PlanSwift Sunsetting Policy (Product End of Life) for more information.)are no longer in distribution nor can they be licensed using this process. If you are using an older version of PlanSwift, please contact your Customer Success Manager at 1-888-752-6794 ext 3 or email

For customers not in North America, please contact your local reseller to upgrade your licenses.


At the bottom of this article is a vide video that will help walks you with through manual activation.

Looking to avoid this process altogether? See Can I Avoid Manual Activation?

See PlanSwift Sunsetting Policy (Product End of Life) for more information.

Registering Your Email (if you haven’t already)

Before you can perform the manual activation steps below, you must register your email address with PlanSwift and create a password.

To register your email and password, click here. (or visit:


Passwords must contain at least 8 characters, must contain at least one upper-case letter, one lower-case letter, and one number. Special Characters (. ! % $ & #, etc.) are not allowed, only numbers and letters are allowed.


See Registering for a MyAccount Profile for detailed instructions on registering your email.

Enable Manual Activation

The Manual Activation button is hidden by default. To enable it,

  • Open the Activate PlanSwift dialog box,

  • Click Activation Settings

  • Check the box for “Enable Manual Activation”.


Manual Activation Steps for PlanSwift 10.2 and Newer

Step 1 - Open Manual


Activation window

Click on Manual Activation inside the Activate Product window.


Step 2 - Copy the


Computer ID

In the Manual Activation window, copy your “Computer ID”,

then click on the URL


Step 3 - Fill out the Manual Software Activation form

In the Step 1 of 2 Screen, paste in (or type) your Computer ID , your registered email address, and password. (If you have not registered your email address you will need to do that before you can continue, see the link above.)


Step 4 - Select License & Version

In the Step 2 of 2 screen, select


  • Select your License type from the drop-down, and

  • Select the version of PlanSwift you are


  • activating (click Help > About PlanSwift to find your installed version), enter the version as (examples: 10.3, 11.0, etc.)

  • Click


  • Get Activation Code

Step 5 - Retrieve Activation Code

Your Activation Code is displayed in the text box, select it and press

  • Select the entire code

  • Press <Ctrl> + <C> on your keyboard to copy it



Step 6 - Activate your Activation Code

In the Manual Activation window (where your Computer ID is shown), click

  • Click in the Activation Code box


  • Press <CTRL> + V to paste in your Activation Code


  • Click


  • Activate


When you see the “Successfully Activated” screen, you are good-to-go for 30 days. At the end of 30 days, you’ll need to repeat this Manual Activation process to get a new Activation Code.


Tutorial Video