FWsim Pro

Simple Show Planning and Visualization

FWsim Pro is a fireworks show design and simulation software, designed for fireworks companies and semiprofessional pyrotechnicians. Planning your shows is easy - and when you're finished, it takes just a few minutes to export a video, print firing plans and transfer the data to your firing system.

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  • Fast conception of shows
  • Convincing 3D visualizations for your customers
  • Videos with 3D graphics, virtual buildings and smoke simulation
  • Pyromusical Planning Made Easy - Create perfectly timed shows
  • Simple export to many firing systems
  • Highly optimized 3D graphics - FWsim Pro runs well on almost any computer or laptop. No need to buy a new computer!
  • Flexible effect editor based on building blocks
  • Use your own background images or 3D models
  • Print labels and firing plans
  • Calculate cost while editing your show
  • Permanent license, no annual fees
  • Direct support from the developer

FWsim Pro is used by fireworks companies and self-employed pyrotechnicians in 40 countries.

Feature Comparison

for Hobbyists and Enthusiasts for Professionals
FWsim Basic and Creative Edition FWsim Pro
  Choreography Features
Choreography Features Limited
Fast and efficient show editing:
• Undo functionality
• Create chains
• Cue Addressing
• Script Table View
• Live Price Calculation
• Add comments to Show
• Placeholder Cues
  30-day money-back guarantee
30-day money-back guarantee
  Video Export
Video Export Shows only Shows and individual Effects
With Company Logo and Custom Text
  Effects Inventory
Save Custom Data with your Effects (Price, Manufacturer, ...)
Firework Database
Save Custom Data with your Effects (Price, Manufacturer, ...)
  Export Show Data
Create Plans and Cue Labels
  Firing Systems Support
Firing Systems Support Export to all common firing systems
Import from Explo ShowCreator and Firetek files
Insert shows into other shows
Insert shows into other shows
  Work with two monitors
Work with two monitors
  Priority Support
Priority Support
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FWsim Pro also includes:

You can view a list of the included real effects.

Our customers

Our customers include fireworks companies around the world, for example:

  • Royal Fireworks, Netherlands. They competed in the Philippines International Pyromusical Competition 2012 and 2013. Both shows were planned exclusively using FWsim Pro.
  • Fogos da Amazonia, Brazil. Importer of fireworks, stores in four states of brazil.
  • Feuerwerkshop.ch, Switzerland. Fireworks Importer.
  • and others in South Korea, Japan, Portugal, France, Germany...
“We use FWsim primarily to design all our pyrotechnic displays, whether small or large, because of the realistic effects visualization, and easy integration with our firing systems. We often perform pyromusicals, and FWsim provides excellent tools to quickly design the desired choreography.
We also use FWsim to visualize and communicate ideas and concepts for new products with our factory in China. Because the effects render very accurately, the sample products always match the ideas we come up with. Overall we are extremely satisfied with the performance of the FWsim package, and will continue to use it for all our pyrotechnic needs.” Yannick Maaskant, Royal Fireworks, Netherlands

This show was created by Royal Fireworks for the Philippines International Pyromusical Competition 2013. Due to Copyright reasons, this video contains no sound.

Buy FWsim Pro or subscribe. Your Choice.

Benefits of a Subscription

When you subscribe to FWsim Pro, you pay monthly. This is the most flexible option - you can cancel at any time. During your subscription, you always get the latest updates. However, when the subscription stops, you will no longer be able to use the software.

Benefits of buying a Permanent License

When you buy FWsim Pro, your license will never expire. You can use the version that you bought forever. In addition, you get all minor upgrades for free. For example, when you purchase version 3.1 then you get 3.2, 3.3, etc.
Buy Permanent License Flexible Subscribtion
Usage Use forever Use during your subscription
Updates Minor updates included.
For example: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
All updates included
  Offline Use
Offline Use
  30-day Money-Back Guarantee
30-day Money-Back Guarantee
€870 / $970
excl VAT

€39 / $45 per month
excl VAT


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I install the software on multiple computers?

If you subscribe:

You can install FWsim Pro on two computers within your company. Installation on more computers requires upgrading your subscription - please contact us.

If you buy the permanent license:

You can install FWsim Pro on two computers within your company. Installation on more computers requires the purchase of additional seats (€290 / $340 + VAT per computer).

What happens when I replace my computer?

When you replace computers, it is always possible to move your license to a new computer.

When I buy the permanent license, do I get free upgrades?

When you choose the permanent license, all versions starting with "3." are free upgrades. This usually includes bugfixes and small new features.

When you choose the subscription, then you always get the latest version.

Full licensing details


Can you help me get my catalogue of effects into FWsim?

Yes. Please contact us.

How can I pay?

You can use a variety of payment types:

To check whether your preferred payment method is supported, please click the "Buy" or "Subscribe" links and check the list of payment options.

Please remember to enter your EU VAT-ID into the order form, if you have one.

How do I receive the license?

The license is delivered to you via E-Mail. With most payment types, this occurs within a few minutes. If you choose bank transfer, it might take a few days.

More Questions? Contact Us!

If you want to find out whether FWsim Pro will fulfill your requirements, or if you need more time for testing, please contact us.

Pro Free Trial Buy or Subscribe

Want to create fireworks just for fun?
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