Skip to content

Managing Licences

Pirform is licensed annually and each licence can be installed onto one computer. Your licences are available against account in and can be downloaded or emailed from there. You then use Pirform to apply and activate the licence on your computer.

Working With Licences in Pirform

Applying a Licence

Once you have got the licence file, you just need to save it to your computer and Pirform will find it the next time it starts up. Pirform will look for the file in any of the following locations:

  • Your desktop.
  • A folder called Downloads under your Documents folder.
  • A folder called Downloads directly under your main user profile folder.

Save the licence file to one of the above locations on your computer, then close and start Pirform and it will apply the licence automatically. The licence file will disappear after Pirform applies it.

Alternatively, you can open the file directly. To do that, go to the Home Screen, then click File and then Pirform Options, go to the Support section and click on the Open File button as shown below.

Updating a Licence Over the Internet

If Pirform is connected to the internet, then you can update your licence

To do that, open Pirform Options, go to the Support section and click on the Update Licence button as shown below.

Moving to Another Computer

To move your licence to another computer, follow the instructions here.# Updating a Licence Using the Internet

If you have already applied the licence, then Pirform automatically checks the internet for updates after the licence has expired. If you haven't already applied the licence, then skip to the next section.

You can also get Pirform to check for updates from the internet. To do that right click the lower right section of the Home Screen and select Update licence from the internet, as shown below:

Managing Licences in Your Shine Forms Account

Your licences are stored in the Shine Forms account that you were using when you purchased them. You also access your them from the link below (you will need to be logged in using the email that you used to buy the licences):

You will then see a list of your licences:

Sending the Licence by Email

You can send the licence in an email that also contains instructions to apply the licence. To do this, just select the licence or licences and then click Email Selected at the bottom of the licence list. Note that the licence will be sent to the email address that you have against the licence - see later for how to change this.

Alternatively, you can access the licence code by clicking on View Licence. From there you can copy the licence code if you want to paste it directly into the program.

Updating Licence Details

Clicking on the name and email next to the licence will let you of change the licence details. For example, enter the name and email address of the engineer using the licence. Just click Save Changes to update the licence when you're done.

Managing Licences for Multiple Engineers


You can store your certificates safely online using Dropbox or OneDrive. Read how to set that up for multiple engineers here.

Pirform is licensed to the machine, so the best way to manage the licences is to attach them to a machine, not the user.

Use the name of the licence to indicate the machine it is used on.

Use the email against the licence to indicate the user who you wish to send the licence to.

You only need to deactivate a licence when you are going to completely remove Pirform from that machine or make significant changes to the machine, such as reinstalling Windows or fitting a new hard disk.

Read how to move a licence to another machine here.