Frequently Asked Questions
|SDL Trados Studio 2014: Top customer questions|
What is SDL Trados Studio 2014?
SDL Trados Studio 2014 (Studio 2014) is the latest version of the SDL Trados Studio product family, evolving the innovative SDL Trados Studio 2011 with new capabilities to enhance user experience, translation and project management needs.
When is the official launch of SDL Trados Studio 2014?
SDL Trados Studio 2014 is not available yet, however, if you purchase a copy of the product now you will receive SDL Trados Studio 2011. When Studio 2014 is officially launched in a few weeks, you will be entitled to a free upgrade
I've just bought Studio 2011. Do I have to buy Studio 2014?
If you have purchased SDL Trados Studio 2011, and have an active support and maintenance contract (PSMA) at the time of Studio 2014 release then you will get the upgrade you are entitled to a free upgrade.
If you have a Studio 2011 licence but no PSMA at the time of Studio 2014 release then you will not get the upgrade. You can upgrade to Studio 2014 for an upgrade cost. Upgrade options will be available after the official launch.
However, if you have just recently purchased SDL Trados Studio 2011, after 1st July 2013, SDL will be delighted to offer you a free upgrade to Studio 2014 when it arrives.
Does the release of Studio 2014 have any impact of any other versions of SDL Trados Studio?
SDL Trados 2007 Suite, SDL Trados Studio 2009 and SDL Trados Studio 2011 will no longer be available for sale after the official launch of Studio 2014. Existing customers of SDL Trados 2007 Suite or SDL Trados Studio 2009 and SDL Trados Studio 2011 will be able to continue to use SDL Trados 2007 Suite which they already own. When purchasing a full license of SDL Trados Studio 2014 or an upgrade to SDL Trados Studio 2014, SDL Trados 2007 suite will not be included in the Studio 2014 package.
You will be able to upgrade to Studio 2014 from SDL Trados 2007 Suite (until 31st December 2013), SDL Trados Studio 2009 and SDL Trados Studio 2011. You can upgrade immediately and you will be the first to receive the new version when it is launched.
Why should I upgrade?
SDL Trados Studio continues to evolve as a translation platform, designed to extend translation into many other applications. Studio 2014 brings many new fantastic features which significantly increase translation speed, make SDL Trados Studio easier to use, improves work within the whole supply chain and allows for integrations with third party systems. More information will be available on our website
Is SDL Trados Studio 2014 compatible with previous versions?
Yes of course! SDL Trados Studio 2014 is fully compatible with SDL Trados Studio 2011 and SDL Trados Studio 2009. Furthermore SDL Trados Studio 2014 will enable you to open TTX, ITD files and old Trados Word bilingual files as well as use translation memories from older versions of SDL Trados. It also features support for industry standards such as TMX (for translation memories), TBX (for terminology databases) and also XLIFF (as a file format for translation). Extended file type support is available via SDL OpenExchange for third party file formats such as Wordfast.
For more information on Studio 2014 compatibility, download the compatibility matrix document here
Can you save old translation memory formats within SDL Trados Studio 2014?
You will still be able to save TTX files which can be used to update legacy translation memory formats. You can also export the native Studio translation memory format (SDLTM) into a TMX file format, which can then be imported into older versions of SDL Trados. You can also use the SDLXLIFF to Legacy app, which is a free app available on OpenExchange, which enables for converting to legacy file formats.
What is SDL OpenExchange?
SDL OpenExchange is the app store and development hub of SDL Language Technologies where you can:
Why should I invest in Studio 2014?
Can I work with my SDL Trados Studio 2014 Freelance license on a network?
SDL Trados Studio 2014 Freelance Edition is for personal use and will work on a workgroup-based network (such as a home wireless network), but cannot be used on domain-based networks. If you wish to work on both workgroup and domain-based networks, then you will need to purchase SDL Trados Studio Professional.
A workgroup-based network (also known as a 'peer-to-peer' network) is two or more computers that are networked together. No one machine is in charge, and security and other settings have to be made on each individual computer.
A domain-based network is where networked computers (either servers or clients) have a hierarchy. Security settings are determined on the domain controllers (servers) and each machine (client) is authenticated by a server when logging on.
What are the differences between the Freelance and Professional edition?
SDL Trados Studio is available in three different versions: Starter, Freelance and Professional. The reason behind having separate versions is that freelance translators do not usually require all the functionality within the full Professional license. The additional features in the Professional version include:
Can I have both SDL Trados Studio and SDL Trados 2007 Suite installed on the same PC?
Yes you can install both Studio and Suite on the same PC.
What are the system requirements for SDL Trados Studio 2014?
As a minimum requirement, we recommend a recent Microsoft Windows-based computer (including Intel-based Apple Mac computers running Windows as an operating system) with 2 GB RAM and a screen resolution of 1280x1024. For optimum performance on 64-bit operating systems, we recommend 4 GB RAM or more and a higher screen resolution.