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Types of licenses

SINGLE USER LICENSE, Professional Use 

for installation on one business computer and one laptop or home computer if the licensed single user is the prime user of each installation.

MULTI-USER SITE LICENSE, Professional use 

for installation on up to 10 computers or workstations at one location. May be purchased in multiples for large offices or multiple locations.

ACADEMIC, Instructional use

INSTRUCTOR - SINGLE USER  for instructors in an accredited educational institution. The software license is for educational or instruction use only.

INSTRUCTOR - SITE LICENSE  for installation on all computers in one lab or classroom at an accredited educational institution for educational use only.

Please order academic licenses by phone. We accept purchase orders.









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Minimum User Requirements:

Licenses are available for use in the United States and Canada. The proper software use
requires a fundamental knowledge of structural design, local building codes and construction practices, as stated in the license agreement. BeamChek is a design tool for experienced structural design professionals.

Minimum System Requirements:

PC running Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 or 11 in 32 bit or 64 bit. Individual PC installation (of approximately 7 MB) is recommended for networks. 

Software is provided as a download only, with all publications available at anytime on our Publications Page. The manual is also in the help file within the software.

Your order acknowledgement will have a temporary unlock for the demo in case you must get to work right away. We will contact you in a day or so by email with a receipt, unlock code and permanent license registration number, or a verified registration number if you are upgrading.

We do not have a MAC version, however several offices are successfully running BeamChek with emulation software or Macs with the Intel chip and Windows.

This is not a subscription. It is a one time purchase. Download below.

Upgrades are optional, and if you keep up to date, they are usually free.

BeamChek is used in dozens of colleges, universities and technical schools as a teaching aid.

Home inspectors and construction superintendents evaluate structural members using BeamChek on their laptops at the job site.

Single User Professional License
Single (One person) installation at personal computer at work, plus a laptop and home PC. 
$195 Buy Now
Multi-user Professional Site License Installation on up to 10 computers at one location. Discounts available for multiple sites.$495 Buy Now
Academic Single User (non-professional use) For educational use only by an instructor at an accredited school.$95Phone order only
Academic Site license (non-professional use) For one lab or room, any number of computers$195Phone order only
Change a Single to a Multi-User Site License (registered users only please) $299 Buy Now
Upgrade from v2018 thru v2020, to v2024
(registered users only please)
$59 Buy Now
Upgrade from v2017 and earlier, to v2024
(registered users only please)
$99 Buy Now
Upgrade from v2021, v2022 or v2023
Purchase Orders are accepted only from municipalities and accredited schools. The order must be placed by phone or mail with a Signed and Numbered Purchase Order with full contact information. Prices are in US Dollars. Washington State Residents will have sales tax added to their order.


1. We are no longer shipping CD Roms and hard copy manuals. All software is provided via internet download and all publications are available on the Publications Page at If you are new to BeamChek, we strongly recommend you review the "BeamChek Examples" on the publications page.

2. You will receive a temporary unlock code for the Demo on your emailed order acknowledgement. Enter it on the opening screen of the demo to unlock all of the features. It will be followed by an email with your receipt, BeamChek Registration number (or verification of number for upgrades) and an unlock code.

3. Permanent Registration Numbers and the unlock codes are usually sent the same day of receipt and processing of your order. If you don't see it in a day, CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER PLEASE.

4. Please make sure you are trying to unlock the correct version of the software as sometimes your cached browser pages will take you to an old webpage. If necessary, clear your browser history cache.

Click here to download BeamChek v2024 Software

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