Install OR Update TAD Designer Lite

Use the instructions here to either install the latest version OR to update your existing copy

TAD Designer Lite is updated every once a while. When you start the software you can check the latest that is available on the Internet and compare it what you have on your computer. If a difference between the version on your computer and the version on the Net is found, you would be automagically shown this page you are now reading here from the Internet.

This is what you can now do to get an update or a fresh installation.

Download the zip file from here Extract the contents to a new folder and you would see the installer in that folder. It is called tadsetup.exe

We take extreme precaution to ensure that the setup file is free from viruses, trojans, and malware. If your anti-virus is indicating that there is some problem with this file, then please write to us at We have found that whenever we got such reports; the warning had no basis. They were *false positives* and the warning from the anti-virus can be safely ignored.

Run the setup program; tadsetup.exe It should install the program just like any other software.

After you run the installer, TAD would be installed on your computer. Note that the installer does NOT allow you to run TAD when the installer itself is opened. You would need to quit the installer to run TAD.

When you run TAD for the first time, it will authenticate you. This process is extremely easy and it is described here TAD will expect that you have the membership of our teamTAD community at Discord . If you do not have a Discord teamTAD community membership, use this link: This is important as it will verify all that.

Once TAD Designer Lite is installed and authenticated; you can use it straightaway.

Notice: Earlier to version
NOTE: When you run the installer; it will ask for an install code. So make sure that have obtained a registration first The registration is free! Once you register, you will have to check your email and confirm your account. Filling the registration form also gives you the install code.

TAD Designer Lite would ask for an authentication during the first time it is run after installation. This is explained here for versions earlier to

Authentication check is done every 30 days
But from onward, you can straight away start using TAD Designer Lite after installation – and it will ask for an authentication only once in 30 days after installation.

Change History

Read how the features were implemented in the change history here for the version you downloaded


Now enjoy the new version! Once you run the software, Press F1 to get context sensitive help – which will bring you back to this website. So you would need the Internet to get help inside the software. The help is continuously being written and would get further refined by contributions from people like you and others

Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Kindly go through our Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy thoroughly before using TAD (The Architect's Desktop). When you register an account with us and/or download and use any component of TAD such as TAD Designer Lite component, it is assumed that you have agreed to those policies

Press F1 inside the application to read context-sensitive help directly in the application itself
Last modified: le 2023/04/22 20:59