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How to Activate SHAPE

To convert your trial version of a single-user product to a fully licensed copy follow the below steps:

A. Purchase a full license for the product

1. Click the Buy Now to purchase a serial number.

2. Choose an edition of SHAPE with the features you need and add it to your cart.

3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the purchase process.


To qualify for an upgrade license, you must provide a valid Serial Number for an earlier version of SHAPE

B. Receive the product Serial Number

After you complete the purchase, a receipt page with the product Serial Number will be sent to you via e-mail. You will need this Serial Number to activate your product, so be sure to save it.
Since you already installed the trial version on your computer, you do not need to download the product again. There is no need to remove the trial version in order to use the fully licensed product.
If you do not have the trial version on your computer download it from the web site.

C. Activate your product

Upon successful activation, your product will be ready for unrestricted use. To activate your fully licensed copy, do the following steps:

1. Start the trial version of the software. If you do it for the first time, click the Finish button in the Problem Wizard window when the program starts.

2. Click Activation in the Help menu to open an activation dialog box and enter the product Serial Number you obtained after completing your purchase.

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Online activation (recommended)

Select Activate online and click Activate. The activation process completes automatically and saves your activation information in the specified location.

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If you can't connect or have restricted Internet access you will need to manually activate your product.

Manual activation

  • If an Internet connection is not detected during Online activation you will see the following dialog box

Activation 2

  • Send an e-mail with Serial Number and Request Code to Reflector Design Research This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In short time you will receive an Activation Code via e-mail.
  • Once you have received your Activation Code, repeat Steps 1-2 of section C.
  • Select Activate offline and then enter your Activation Code in the spaces provided. Click Activate to complete your manual activation.

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