Explore the available licensing options for Altium Designer to meet your unique design needs.

Standalone License

Ideal for a single workstation and solo designer. The standalone license requires no active internet connection. Once activated, this license type can be saved, copied, and backed-up as needed.

Private License Server

Easily share licenses inside your personal network with the Altium Private License Server. This license type is ideal for those who want the flexibility of accessing their licenses from multiple machines but are not able to connect to the Altium On-Demand license server.

On-Demand License

Take the busywork out of your life and let us manage your licenses with the Altium On-Demand License Server. This license type is ideal for design teams looking for the greatest degree of flexibility when working from multiple machines with an active internet connection.

  • Flexible Use and Roaming
    Use your licenses how you want and where you want, even offline.
  • Customizable Groups
    Quickly allocate licenses and usage based on specific roles or business units within your organization.
  • Real-Time Reporting
    Easily optimize license usage for your team with real-time reporting and metrics.

Altium Designer provides a streamlined licensing system, enabling you to get licensed and up-and-running with your software in a timely and efficient manner. The system offers various licensing types to meet, and suit, your licensing needs.

See Documentation For More Information About License Types

Altium Designer Versions

Altium Designer

Provides unlimited access to Native 3D PCB design, front-end (SE) engineering design and manufacturing output capabilities.

Altium Designer SE

Provides access to a complete front-end schematic design capture and simulation solution for electronic design.

Altium Designer Viewer

Provides free viewing access to Altium Designer, allowing you to easily manage read-only access rights to design documentation.

Licensing Geographic Scope

Single Site

Licensed for use at a single site defined by your shipping address.


Licensed for use at multiple sites on a single continent (Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific excluding China).


Licensed for use at multiple sites on multiple continents.