While evaluating the trial version, I ended up creating a plan that I would now like to save. How do I activate the full version and not lose my work?
In order to activate the full version of a Chief Architect or Home Designer product, you must first purchase a full version product key. Once purchased, a trial version can be converted to a full version using the instructions below.
Trial versions can only be converted to full programs of the same title. For example, the Home Designer Professional trial cannot be converted to a full version of Home Designer Suite. This means plans started in the trial version of Home Designer Professional cannot be saved to work in the full version of Home Designer Suite.
To purchase a full version product key
From within the trial version, navigate to Help> Purchase Chief Architect / Home Designer... to open a web browser to the "Buy Now" web page.
Choose your desired options on the product selection, billing, and shipping pages. When the order is complete, you will receive a confirmation email.