Altium Designer Documentation

Getting a Viewer License for Altium Designer

Created: January 20, 2023 | Updated: January 20, 2023

The Viewer License allows you to view Altium Designer without using or needing a license. Your AltiumLive account is all you need to create and obtain a Viewer License. The Viewer License has no expiration date and the subscription date is set to the date of the request for the license. The Altium Designer Viewer license is linked to your AltiumLive account and is therefore not accessible from the Dashboard.

In order to obtain a Viewer License, open the License Management page by choosing Licenses from the Current User drop-down at the top-right of the design space. 

A Viewer License is available only when no other licenses are being used. To create and obtain a Viewer License, click the Get Viewer License option at the bottom of the License Management page. 

When no licenses are available for your AltiumLive account, the Get Viewer License button will also be available in the banner at the top of the License Management page

The Viewer License Request dialog opens. Click the Create License button to create a Viewer License that is linked to your AltiumLive account.

Once you have created a Viewer License, the Get Viewer License option is no longer accessible on the License Management page. This indicates that the license has already been made available for this account.
Since the Viewer License obtained this way has the subscription date set to the date of the request for the license, the license cannot be used to perform a software update to a later version when available.
If at any time you would like to deactivate or remove the Viewer License, contact Altium Customer Support.
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