How to Obtain a Lockless Trial

This article provides instructions for obtaining a free lockless trial for PSCAD. This will allow you to evaluate our fully-featured edition of PSCAD for 30 days.


This trial licensing is applicable to older versions of software, for PSCAD v4.5.3 and earlier. It is recommended to use our latest trial configuration instead, certificate licensing.


Refer to the attached manual.


The lockless trial is one of two licensing types for the evaluation of PSCAD. There is no USB lock in this configuration. Instead, a license file is simply installed on a machine that licenses our fully-featured edition of PSCAD.