As of October 1, 2022, PlanSwift 10.1 and previous versions 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 video that walks you 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.

Each individual user needs to register his or her own email and password. Registering your email and password will not assign that user to a specific license. Seats can still be shared among users until licenses on the account are all in use. An account can have more registered users than licenses purchased. Licenses can be shared among registered users and can be managed in the My Account user portal.

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,

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,

Step 5 - Retrieve Activation Code

Your Activation Code is displayed in the text box,

Step 6 - Activate your Activation Code

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

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