October 09, 2012, 01:37:21 pm
Hi guys, I asked Arthur to clarify how the floating license system works.
VERIFICATION UPON START-UP
Every time you start Lumion, it will attempt to verify that your license is valid.
Verification requires internet access for a second or two.
If it isn't possible to verify the license for whatever reason (for example invalid login details, no internet access etc), Lumion gives you a chance to enter an emergency code.
This emergency code allows you to run Lumion once without license verification.
You need internet access to get the emergency code via Account settings, but any device that can access the Lumion website should be able to retrieve the code, e.g. a smartphone.
If you need to bring your laptop PC to a location without internet access, you can start up Lumion at your office, so that the license has been verified, and then put your laptop PC to sleep (hibernation mode) before leaving. When you reach your destination, you can bring it out of hibernation mode, and since Lumion was already started at the office, you will not need to verify the license again.
Disclaimer: Arthur hasn't tested this procedure, but assumes that it will work fine.