Q: What is the difference between the commercial and free version of TopSpin?
A: Both versions use the same software. The difference is only the price of the license ticket. The academic TopSpin processing license is free and includes additional features: the TopSpin Python API and the CMC Classroom licenses.
Q: Who can use the free TopSpin Processing version?
A: The free TopSpin processing is for academic, governmental and non-profit institutions.
Q: How do I get the free version?
A: Download TopSpin from the download page and apply for the “Free academia license” on the same page.
Q: How long is the free license valid?
A: The academic license for TopSpin is valid for a period of 3 years.
Content of academic version
Q: Does the free TopSpin Processing include NUS processing?
A: Yes the NUS processing for 2D spectra that is included for free in the regular TopSpin software is also available in the academic version.
Q: Is the TopSpin Python API license included?
A: Yes, all TopSpin academic licenses issued after the November 22, 2021 include the TopSpin Python API license.
Q: Does the free TopSpin Processing version include NMR-Sim?
Q: Is the CMC-assist included?
A: You need to purchase a license to use the full version of CMC-assist. The full license is also available for free for 1 year on spectrometers purchased after March 2017. The CMC-assist Classroom license is included.
Q: Is the Structure Elucidation CMC-se package included?
A: No, you need to purchase a license to use the full version of CMC-se. The full license is also available for free for 1 year on spectrometers purchased after March 2017. The CMC-se Classroom license is included.
Q: Are the CMC Classroom license included?
A: Yes, all TopSpin academic licenses issued after the March 1, 2019 include the Classroom licenses for CMC-assist and CMC-se.
Q: Does the free TopSpin Processing version include NMR Guide?
Upgrades and Transfers
Q: Can I download multiple versions of TopSpin, for example for macOS and Windows and use them concurrently?
A: Yes, no problem. Multiple license tickets must be obtained.
Q: Will TopSpin work on a Mac with an M1 processor?
A: Yes, we have several TopSpin installations running on M1-based hardware.
Q: I am a qualified customer and want to upgrade from a previous version of TopSpin Processing or transfer my license from an old computer?
A: Please visit the download page above and install the latest version of TopSpin. The license transfer is described in the CodeMeter documentation in TopSpin.
Q: I prefer TopSpin 3.5, TopSpin 3.2 or TopSpin 2.6 over TopSpin 4.
A: Academic licenses are available only for TopSpin 3.6, TopSpin 4 and following releases.
Q: I still have a Windows XP or Windows Vista workstation and would like to use the free version.
A: Only TopSpin 4 and TopSpin3.6 is available in this free version. The list of supported operating systems is available in the software support matrix: https://www.bruker.com/protected/en/services/user-manuals/nmr/general.html
Q: I am still running the free version of TopSpin 3.5
A: This version already expired. You should install the latest version and get the free academic license.
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Q: I am having trouble with the Installation, who do I contact?
A: For Europe, please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
For Americas, please send your email request to email@example.com or visit our web page for more support options.
Q: Is documentation such as manuals included with the free version?
A: A comprehensive set of manuals for all included applications is part of each TopSpin installation.