DesignBuilder Pricing DesignBuilder is available in various packages

DesignBuilder is available in various packages to suit individual requirements.

Single User Licences

Single user licences allow the user to install DesignBuilder on a single machine.

The prices shown below are indicative - please consult the full price list for more details. Customers not resident in the Republic of South Africa should consult our international price list.

Package Annual licence Perpetual licence
Architectural Essentials
R 16 000 R 25 600
Architectural Plus
R 22 400 R 43 210
Engineering Essentials
R 22 400 R 43 210
Engineering Plus
R 33 600 R 59 210
Engineering Pro
R 51 210 R 88 020

Site & Seat (Network) Licences

A network licence allows a customer to install DesignBuilder licence server software on a single server machine. This machine then distributes module seat licences to the various computers on a shared network.

Pricing is "per seat" with the exception of the site network licence for the server. The prices shown below are indicative - please consult the full price list for more details. Customers not resident in the Republic of South Africa should consult our international price list.

Module Annual licence Perpetual licence
Site Network Licence (required)
R 33 600 R 44 810
Simulation (required)
R 3 190 R 6 390
Visualisation
R 1 590 R 2 710
Daylighting
R 2 710 R 4 790
Cost
R 2 710 R 4 790
HVAC
R 2 710 R 4 790
Optimisation
R 3 190 R 6 390
CFD
R 11 190 R 19 200
LEED
R 2 710 R 4 790
Scripting (EMS, new in DB v.5)
R 2 710 R 4 790

Annual vs Perpetual

DesignBuilder is licensed to the user on either an annual or a perpetual basis.

  • Annual licences require renewal each year. Users are eligible for all upgrades on the modules that they have purchased, for free.
  • A perpetual licence is paid for only once. There is no additional or annual cost involved after the initial purchase. The customer can download all upgrades within the same major release, for free. For instance, should you buy DesignBuilder V5.0, all subsequent V5.x upgrades of the modules you initially bought are available at no additional cost.

Discounts

Greenplan Consultants, in partnership with DesignBuilder UK, offers discounts as follows.

Type Discount Requirements
Early renewal
10% Applicable to customers renewing their annual licence before it expires
Upgrade (previous)
20% Applicable to customers on a perpetual licence, upgrading from DesignBuilder v.3 or earlier to v.5
Upgrade
40% Applicable to customers on a perpetual licence, upgrading from DesignBuilder v.4 to v.5
Academic
50% Proof from University that licences will be used for academic purposes only
Student
90% Certified proof of registration from University and declaration from lecturer that licences will be used for academic purposes only. The licence may only be installed on a student's personal computer.

Purchasing

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