Upgrading to the latest version of Trados Studio

It's time to upgrade

Designed with your feedback in mind, Trados Studio 2022 delivers an unrivalled, powerful desktop and cloud solution, empowering you to work in the most efficient and cost-effective way. The 2022 release reflects a wealth of development that has taken place since previous releases, including: 

  • Better-than-ever synchronization between the desktop application and our cloud platform, letting you work wherever you choose. 
  • New file types that help Studio cater to the widest variety of translation use cases, widening the scope of work you can accept.  
  • Hundreds of updates have been made with the feedback of all our users in mind, designed to help you work however you want.

Choose your Studio upgrade or trade up path.

To purchase your upgrade, you must own a previous licensed version of Trados Studio. The price of an upgrade depends on the version and edition you are upgrading from.

Reasons to upgrade to Trados Studio 2022

If you have a previous version of Trados Studio then there has never been a better time to upgrade. Enjoy a wealth of new features and functionality on your desktop and in the cloud with Trados Studio 2022. Read our data sheets for more information.

How to upgrade to Studio 2022

Once you’ve decided you want to upgrade, the process is simple!

Step 1

Choose your Studio upgrade path by selecting which edition of Studio 2022 you would like to purchase and which version you are upgrading from.

Step 2

Click ‘Add to Cart’ to review your order. You can add a Support and Maintenance Agreement (SMA) to receive extra specialist support. Once you’ve made your selection, proceed to checkout.

Step 3

You will then be prompted to log in to your RWS Account. Use the email address and password you used when you first purchased your RWS software. Enter your payment and billing details to complete your order. Once payment has been received, your license will be available in your RWS Account.

Step 4

You’re now ready to download, install and activate your new Studio 2022 license.  

Installation instructions if you already have Studio 2017/2019/2021 and you upgrade to Studio 2022:

1. Deactivate your current Trados Studio 2017/2019/2021 license(s)

  • Go on to your Trados Studio application
  • Click on Help > Product Activation > Deactivate

2. Upgrade your license from your RWS Account

  • Login to your RWS Account and go to the Licenses section.
  • On the left-hand side, you should see "Upgrades" available, marked with a yellow arrow icon. Click on the icon and you will be able to see the Upgrades page.
  • Click on the Upgrade button to process the license upgrade. If you have several licenses, please bear in mind that you need to choose the number of user licenses that you wish to upgrade.
  • A new licensing code will be generated.

3. Copy the new licensing code and paste it in the Studio 2022 application to activate it.

Important information for Trados Studio 2017 users

The upgrade path for Trados Studio 2017, and related upgrade pricing, will close on 30 September 2022. If you decide to upgrade to Trados Studio 2022 on or after 1 October 2022, you will need to purchase a new full-price license. 

So take advantage of our special upgrade pricing now and benefit from all the new features in Trados Studio 2022. For Trados Studio Freelance visit our shop and for Trados Studio Professional contact your sales representative or local reseller

End of life policy

Our software release policy is to support two versions of Trados Studio prior to the current version. We occasionally extend the life of Trados Studio versions beyond the terms of this policy, to give our customers the opportunity to transition to the Trados Studio platform in their own time. However, we will continue to give notice of its ‘end of life’ of previous versions on the release of new versions.

‘End of life’ policies are common practice for software companies and they enable development focus to be realigned from legacy products and moved on to new development projects