If you still have the original email that you received after purchasing a license, just download the software from the website again and follow the instructions detailed in that email.
If you no longer have the original email and you still use the same email address, you can retrieve your beadtool.net password by visiting the Password page.
If you have changed your email address, please contact support so we can get it sorted.
NOTE: You must disable your VPN or Proxy connection before activating!
The process is the same as the first time you installed the software except that you'll be doing it from the 2nd computer:
You will probably want to transfer the patterns from your old computer to your new one. Step-by-step instructions for that are here.
NOTE: Although the license agreement states that you may install the software on up to 2 computers, sharing your license violates the software's License Agreement. Each person who uses the software should pay for their own license.
BeadTool won't save or print an empty pattern.
As soon as you put at least one bead into your pattern the Save & Preview buttons will become enabled in the toolbar.
To add letters and text to your pattern, follow these steps:
There is also an instructional video that shows you how to do it here.
There are a couple of ways to replace beads in your pattern.
The easiest is to drag a bead from your Palette, Quick Palette or Bead List onto the bead you want to replace in your pattern. Doing this will replace all occurrences of that bead in your pattern with the one you dropped onto it.
There is also a video that demonstrates how to do this on the Learn page of the website.
Copy and paste works slightly different than some other graphics applications you may be used to.
With BeadTool, if you don't see the copied selection, it doesn't exist. For example:
There is a video that will demonstrate how to copy and paste here.
The license agreement states that the purchaser is entitled to install and activate BeadTool on up to 2 computers per purchase. Licenses are intended to be used by the original purchaser with the exception of a gift purchase.
BeadTool is compatible with Windows and MacOS computers.
When in doubt, simply download and install the software onto your computer to see if it works. If you have a computer made within the last 10 years, you shouldn't have any problems.
Both 32 and 64 bit are supported on all Windows versions
64 bit Intel architecture only
Will not work on the following operating systems
BeadTool may be available for Android tablets in the future
Brace yourself! The sole reason for seeing this message is because you've simply entered the wrong password. Remember that passwords are case-sensitive. passwordXYZ is not the same as PasswordXYZ.
Also, some letters may look the same as others depending on the font. For instance: I (eye) could look like a 1 (the number one) or l (a lowercase L).