Ple4Win is available in 2 versions:

PleEdu4Win Educational

This is a free to use, limited version of the program. You are welcome to download, install and use this version.

This version has the following limitations:

  • it contains only the “Core” functionality: Kernel (K), Stress (S), Stress Weighing (A), Geometrical Non-Linear (N), Graphical (G) and Visualisation (X1) modules;
  • a maximum of 50 elements;
  • printing, importing and exporting are not possible;
  • project databases created are not compatible with the professional version;
  • Using or updating older versions projects is not possible.

There is also a portable version available (a version that does not require Windows installation). This version can be used by extracting the downloaded ZIP file into a new, empty directory and starting the file ‘Ple4Win.exe’ there.

Ple4Win Professional

This is a version for licensees only. The program can not be executed without a hardware dongle. Please only download and install this version if you have a valid license.

System requirements:

  • Processor: Intel or AMD;
    Minimum: dual core processor, 2 GHz;
    Recommended: quad core processor, 3 GHz.
  • Screen resolution:
    Minimum: 1280 x 800, 16 bit colour
    Recommended: 1920 x 1080, 32 bit colour
  • Graphics card:
    Minimum: OpenGL 2.0 (for 3D visualisation)
  • RAM:
    Minimum: 4 GB
    Recommended: 8 GB
  • Hard disk space:
    Minimum: 200 MB
    Recommended: 1 GB
  • Operating System:
    MS Windows 8.1 (depreciated), MS Windows 10
    32 bit and 64 bit versions supported
    (MS Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8 are not supported)
  • One free USB port (professional version only, required for the hardware dongle)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or later (see Microsoft website)