Licensing and Pricing
Pathfinder is available under two license models: A standard perpetual license (including one year of free support and upgrades), or a yearly subscription license.
Annual Subscription License
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The full-service subscription option enables Pathfinder for one year, including technical support and all program updates. This option provides cost-effective access to the latest version of Pathfinder, while simplifying budgeting for software costs.
Standard Perpetual License
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The standard license provides for unlimited-time use of Pathfinder. Support and upgrades are included for the first year. Maintenance must be purchased annually after the first year to keep your version up-to-date and to receive technical support. Maintenance must be paid continuously to remain in effect.
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The node-locked license type grants the right to use the software on one (1) computer. This is sometimes referred to as a "fixed" or "single-computer" license.
The floating license type allows multiple computers on a network to share a Pathfinder license. Each floating license of Pathfinder can be used by one (1) computer at a time. When a user closes Pathfinder, that floating license becomes available to other users on the network. You can purchase additional copies of the Pathfinder floating license to enable simultaneous access by multiple computers. This is sometimes referred to as a "network" or "concurrent use" license.
If you need to work with the software without a network connection, you can request a short-term node-locked license from email@example.com, please request the license with at least 2 business days of lead time to ensure we can provide the support you need.
Maintenance must be purchased annually after the first year to keep your version up-to-date and to receive technical support. Maintenance must be paid continuously to remain in effect.
Volume Licensing Discounts
Save money on multiple licenses! Save 50% on each additional software license of equal or lesser value. Licenses must be purchased at the same time to qualify for the discount.
NOTE: Pathfinder and Pathfinder orders can be combined for volume licensing.
Free licenses are available for academic, non-commercial use. To apply for an academic license, you or a representative from your organization must fill out the Academic License Application Form.
We will review the application and let you know if you qualify for academic licensing.
Pathfinder supports Windows 7 and later or Windows Server 2012 and later operating systems (32 and 64 bit). Users report excellent performance on OSX using either Parallels or VMware Fusion.