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Author Topic: Educational licenses on student laptops  (Read 1574 times)


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Educational licenses on student laptops
« on: August 27, 2015, 06:33:34 pm »
August 27, 2015, 06:33:34 pm
I teach digital applications in the School of Architecture at Montana State University (USA) and am looking at ordering the Educational Free licenses. However, we use student laptops in all of the labs and have over 50 students in the class. I have not seen a recent post concerning how the ordering process and managing of licenses works for student laptops versus a fixed computer lab.

Should I still order through the website? How would I order the number I need (the students are all in class at the same time).

I appreciate any information on how to proceed. We have not previously taught Lumion here at MSU but I am trying to introduce a lot of different program options to the students. Thanks,

Re: Educational licenses on student laptops
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2015, 12:16:16 am »
August 28, 2015, 12:16:16 am
Hi stjuroszek

The process is to use the same initial request form on the web site.  Act-3d staff will then contact you to discuss your situation and the provision training/education that your organization does, and how that fits with the Lumion product.

The office will guide you as to working out how many students a license should cover.

In regard hardware, if you give us some details here we can advise on suitability of the laptops being used.  Lumion requires extensive use of a dedicated GPU and there are minimum requirements that may exclude some laptops from being practical, so it would be best to first gives us those details here, and see where that leads to.

Refer further:
1.  Hardware for Lumion.

2.  LUMION 5: Minimum hardware requirements.

3.  Lumion Web Site: Specifications.

4.  Passmark: Videocard Benchmarks.

Determining if hardware match requirements can be a  bit daunting, so let us know some PC specifications of the laptops, also if all laptops are the same.  The easiest way to list hardware is to attach a Wndows report called a DXDiag Report (a text file) to a post here.

1. Go to one of the laptops, and from Windows Start -> Run (command) -> type in DXDiag.
2. This will run an analysis by DirectX.
3. Click on button "Save All Information".
4. Save the file, then attach it to a post in this topic.
IMPORTANT: Please do not send private messages and emails to members of staff - unless we specifically ask you to send us sensitive information, for example License Keys.


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Re: Educational licenses on student laptops
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2015, 11:59:56 pm »
September 02, 2015, 11:59:56 pm
Hi peterm,
Thank you for the reply and information. I am going to talk to our administrator and get the information.

Thank you again,