Free VE Software Trial

Test drive the software to see for yourself how you can use it to integrate performance analysis into the heart of the design process.

Free Access

30 days free access to the VE software.

Experience VE 2023

Trial the most up to date version of the VE software.

Fully Featured

Your trial is fully featured with all VE functionality.

Free Resources

Get free access to a range getting started resources.

Trial FAQs

What do I get with this trial?

The free trial is fully featured with all VE functionality.

What steps do I need to take to sign up for the trial?

In order to get started you need to download and install the software and then request and activate your licence keys. Keys activation is a manual process so please leave time for this to be undertaken.

  1. Sign in or create a new IESVE website account. Registration is easy and only takes a few moments.
  2. Download and install the VE applications suite.
  3. Launch VE then Request Licence Keys when prompted (keys will be issued for the software via email)
  4. Activate software - You will now be able to access the full VE software suite.

If you need help with your installation please email

How long does my free trial last?

Your trial of IESVE lasts for 30 days.

Can more than one user access the free trial?

You can contact your local representative if you have a colleague that would also like to trial the software. Click here for contact details. 

Do you offer technical support during the free trial period?

You can obtain support by emailing if you experience technical difficulties with installing the software or obtaining your licence key. There are a wide range of free getting started resources that you can take advantage of and your local representative can provide support and guidance during the trial. Click here for contact details.    

Where can I learn more about using IESVE during my trial period?

Getting started with new software can be challenging, especially not knowing where to start. So, that’s why we offer a wide range of free resources with useful advice and best practices to help you get the most out of your trial.                                                                                                                                                                                       

How do I subscribe to keep using the VE?

At any point during or after your free trial you can purchase an IESVE licence. To request a free no obligation quotation please contact our Sales team.

Can students / academics take a free trial?

Students / academics are not eligible for the free trial, however we offer a special student licence and academic discounts. Find out more here.

What are the system requirements for the VE?

Like many computer programs, the VE requires certain hardware and software specifications in order to install and run. These are basic requirements, though you may want to use our recommended suggestions to improve performance.

The following list of requirements and recommendations apply to the current version:

Supported Environments:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10
  • Windows installations on Mac OS via:
    • VMware Fusion
    • Parallels Desktop
    • Boot Camp

Note: IESVE will run on 64bit versions of Windows, but it will run as a 32bit application. Our Radiance, Microflo and SunCast applications support multithreading.

Software Required:

  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher
  • .NET Framework 2.0 from Microsoft

Minimum Hardware:

  • 1152 x 864 screen resolution
  • Dedicated OpenGL-compliant graphics card
  • 2Ghz+ Intel Pentium / AMD Athlon CPU
  • 2Gb RAM

Recommended Hardware: (for large projects)

  • 1280 x 960 screen resolution
  • 256Mb OpenGL v2.1 compliant graphics card
  • Dual core CPU (Intel Core 2, or AMD x2 series)
  • 4Gb RAM

Unsupported Environments:

  • Linux