The upgrade options for previous customers are on a separate page which is accessed by clicking the Upgrade button on the menu bar. There are eight possible upgrade paths, which are summarized below.
Old Version --------> 4.0 Version Upgrade Price
Lite Lite $199
Lite Pro $1950
Lite 3D $3950
Pro Pro $1490
Pro 3D $1950
3D 3D Free
XL Pro $499
XL 3D $950
Note 1: the above pricing is for an upgrade to a permanent license which has no yearly fees and never expires. For those wanting to transition to a subscription type license, the first year fee would be waived and you would then pay the yearly renewal fee each year after that for whichever version you wanted to upgrade to. This would generally not be a desirable option unless the permanent license upgrade you want is one of the more expensive ones.
Note 2: any customers who purchased a license of any version of ShowSim in 2010 is entitled to a free upgrade to the same version type (or in the case of XL, a free upgrade to Pro 4.0). You will need to contact email@example.com with your company name and dongle serial number to receive the download link to your update. Free updates are download only and do not include a printed manual, although the manual is available as a PDF file if required.
If you are a former ShowSim customer or have evaluated the software in the past, you may notice that the XL version is no longer offered. The XL version was dropped because the Pro version was improved to the point where it exceeded the features and simulation quality of the former XL version. Thus the XL feature set no longer fit into a separate category as it did before.
There may be some confusion in the upgrade options listed above since there are options for former XL users to upgrade to Pro 4.0, which would appear to be a downgrade based on the previous version names. The thing to keep in mind is that the new Pro version is a big improvement over the old XL version, and an even bigger improvement over the old Pro version. So while the names stayed the same, the new Pro version is really is a major upgrade from both the former Pro and XL versions. Note also that both Pro an XL dongles will work on the new Pro 4.0 version, so there is no need to exchange dongles when upgrading from either.