Product life cycle

While continuing its extensive R&D efforts for future versions, 4D keeps its latest versions available for as long as possible after initial release, providing as many resources as possible to help migrate from one version to the next.

Below is a timetable of our product lines and dates, updated regularly, to help you plan for your updates, purchases, and support inquiries.

If you have any questions or need additional details, please contact your 4D representative. You may also be interested in our Maintenance program, which allows you to free yourself of any time constraints in the lifecycle of your applications.

Product Line R-release 4D v17 4D v16 4D v15 4D v14
Status Current Current Ended Obsolete Obsolete
Original release


10 JUL 18

10 JAN 17

16 JUL 15

12 DEC 13

Latest Release

17 R6
(22 OCT 19)

(17 SEP 19)

(24 JUL 19)

(25 APR 18)

(20 DEC 16)

End of Sales

26 JUL 19

30 APR 18

16 DEC 16

End of Support

26 JUL 19

30 APR 18

17 FEB 17

Latest Hotfix1

16 OCT 19

21 MAY 19

29 JAN 18


End of Upgrades2

18 DEC 20

14 JUN 19

15 DEC 17

Product Life Cycle Archive - old 4D versions


  • Version maintained under development, with fixes and improvements performed. Intermediary Hotfixes are provided to Partners.
  • Full-versions and upgrades to higher versions are available for sale.
  • Technical support guaranteed to be available.


  • Development ended.
  • Full version sales and upgrades to higher versions scheduled to be phased out (see table).
  • Technical support no longer available, no new bug fixes will be issued.


  • Development ended.
  • All sales ended. Upgrades to higher versions no longer sold.
  • No technical support available.

1 Hotfixes are available to 4D Partners only. Learn more about the 4D Partner program.

2 The valid upgrade period for a product is the time in which an owner of said version may migrate to the latest version at reduced upgrade pricing. After this period, you must purchase a full license.