Author Topic: Lumion 4.5 standard version upgrade  (Read 1226 times)

Pauldavis

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Lumion 4.5 standard version upgrade
« on: May 03, 2014, 01:29:22 am »
May 03, 2014, 01:29:22 am
Hello, I am using the standard version Lumion 4 and got the email to download the latest version. I am worried that I will loose all my scenes that I have been working on for the past month. Does anyone know if my scenes will carry over to the newer version? Since I am not using the pro version I can not save actually save a file to a folder. I have to use the load scene option. Thanks

Re: Lumion 4.5 standard version upgrade
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2014, 04:21:46 am »
May 03, 2014, 04:21:46 am
Hi Pauldavis

Welcome to the forum and Lumion.

Could you please add your Lumion 4 license key to your account (click here, scroll to the bottom and enter your license number).

Scenes will not get lost by upgrading to the latest v4.5.  Scenes can also be opened in an earlier v4 if you needed to go back to that version.  Version 4.5 will use the same workspace folders in 'My Documents' as in earlier v4 versions.

What you can do for extra safety is use the saveAs feature by renaming your scene to give an extra working copy.  This is for the scene, Imported Objects though are saved direct, so you should also consider backup, see below.

It is often good practice to complete current projects in the current version used, then work through an upgrade.  If however, as some users find, they want to make use of the new features, then they may upgrade.  So far we have not seen any prior version upgrade issues, except for one possible issue with some models from SketchUp.

As you noted Lumion (standard) does not have the save project to file.  However, it is expected that all users would have suitable backup practices in place in order to recover files from prior days if needed.  All files in the \My Documents\Lumion 4 should be backed up with either Windows File History, or a backup tool, most of which can be purchased for less than $100.

Pauldavis

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Re: Lumion 4.5 standard version upgrade
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2014, 05:11:15 pm »
May 03, 2014, 05:11:15 pm
Thanks for your reply, I entered my license so I should have better access to the forum. My files are automatically backed up so I am good to go. Now that I know I wont loose my scenes I will go ahead and upgrade my version. Thanks again.

Re: Lumion 4.5 standard version upgrade
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2014, 01:37:40 am »
May 04, 2014, 01:37:40 am
Great.

Enjoy and look forward to seeing some submissions to the work-in-Progress and Finished Projects Boards at some stage.