Free license for students and teachers

The construction industry makes extensive use of BuildSoft software to perform structural analysis. BuildSoft makes this software free of charge for students and teachers.

Register on our website with your correct contact data:

Register as student Register as teacher

After registration

Step 1: Log on and install

After registration, you will receive an email with login and password, so that you can download and install the software.

To step 1
Step 2: Make file

Download the configuration file and make an activation file that is unique for your computer. Follow the steps or watch the video.

To step 2
Step 3: Request license

Request your student or teacher license by uploading the activation file to our website. That will allow us to create a license for you. Within a couple of working days, you will receive your free license by email.

To step 3

you need to be logged on for steps 2 and 3!


What are the conditions to receive a student or teacher license?
You are enrolled in an official university or college during the academical year 2017-2018 and you have an email address related to your school. If you do not have an email address related to the school, you need to send us a proof of enrollment (for example: student card or certificate of teaching duties)
For how long is the student or teacher license valid?

During the whole academic year: from September 1st, 2017 to September 30th, 2018. As from September 1st, 2017, you can apply for a new license for the next academic year.

Which software programs can I use with the student or teacher license?

The license is valid for all our software: Diamonds (incl. PowerFrame), PowerConnect, ConCrete/ConCrete Plus and 12Build

What are the limitations of the free license?

None, there is no watermark or limit to the possibilities.

Where can I find worked examples?

In the Support - Manuals section, you will find worked examples in the parts 'Getting started with ...'.

Can BuildSoft come and give a training of the software on campus?

Yes, of course. We are happy to come and present the software. Contact us at The contents will be adjusted to the student's level of education.