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psimun

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[Answered] Trial version 8.5
« on: September 09, 2018, 06:10:31 am »
September 09, 2018, 06:10:31 am
Hi,

I have downloaded and used the 8.5 trial version from a local reseller.
It has now expired, but am looking at purchasing when the new version (V9) gets released soon.
When I purchase Lumion9pro, am I still able to use the V8.5pro if I choose too under my 9 licence?
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Re: Trial version 8.5
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2018, 08:41:02 am »
September 09, 2018, 08:41:02 am
Hi psimun, Lumion is forward compatible, so you'll be able to load Lumion 8.5 Scene files in 9.0. in other words, you won't really need version 8.5.

However, if you pre-order version 9.0 before it is released (once this option is available), you'll get Lumion 8.5 in the interim period before the release of 9.0. And yes, you'd be able to use Lumion 8.5 after 9.0 is released - just not at the same time (as they use the same License Key).

Let us know if you've got any other questions.
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psimun

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Re: [Answered] Trial version 8.5
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2018, 10:02:07 am »
September 09, 2018, 10:02:07 am
Thanks Morten. That's great.
Is there any word on the V9 release date?
thx
Peter
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Re: [Answered] Trial version 8.5
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2018, 05:08:54 pm »
September 09, 2018, 05:08:54 pm
Hi Peter, Lumion 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0 were released in early November but there's not yet any official announcements about Lumion 9.0.

You'll receive a newsletter via email when there's news though. :)
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Re: [Answered] Trial version 8.5
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2018, 11:30:30 pm »
September 09, 2018, 11:30:30 pm
Hi Peter

Just a side note, and see you also asked another member about hardware in Finished Projects re GTX 1080 Ti.

Your current graphics card has a PassMark of 4005, so expect only to be able to work with Simple Scenes in Lumion.  See our Knowledge Base ArticleWhich graphics card do you need?

If you need more advice on graphics cards, options for hardware given you have an iMac, then let us know.

psimun

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Re: [Answered] Trial version 8.5
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2018, 01:43:58 am »
September 10, 2018, 01:43:58 am
Hi Peter,
The iMac struggled a bit when i used the 8.5 trial.
I will be purchasing a new PC for work to run Archicad and Lumion

DELL Alienware Aurora A7
i7-8700 (6-Core/12-Thread, 12MB Cache,
up to 4.6GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti with 11GB GDDR5X
32GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz
512GB M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive
850W EPA Bronze Liquid Cooled Chassis
Window 10 Home

I would think this should work well.
Your thoughts?

Thx
Peter





 

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Re: [Answered] Trial version 8.5
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2018, 02:43:36 am »
September 10, 2018, 02:43:36 am
Hi Peter

Yes, those sound very good.  There is not much better in the marketplace, given you are going for a GTX 1080 Ti.

CPU is fine, if you have a few extra $'s you might want to opt for the i7-8700K, but there's not much difference (slightly faster clock). SSD will be fine, unless you can specify Samsung EVO.

I would also include at least a 2+ TB harddrive, very cheap these days.

We do not recommend bronze rated power supplies.  Dell will provide Gold or better, but you will need to ensure they provide that still at 850W or above.  See our Knowledge Base Article and notes to: Which power supply do you need?

Hope that helps.

psimun

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Re: [Answered] Trial version 8.5
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2018, 03:07:59 am »
September 10, 2018, 03:07:59 am
Hey Peter,

Thanks for the advice. That's a great help.
I will look at those alternatives you have suggested.
Thx
Peter
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Re: [Answered] Trial version 8.5
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2018, 04:30:04 am »
September 10, 2018, 04:30:04 am
You're welcome.  Let us know if there's anything else we can help with.  :)

psimun

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Re: [Answered] Trial version 8.5
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2018, 02:56:46 pm »
October 06, 2018, 02:56:46 pm
Hey Peter,

Now that V9 has been announced, i'll be buying Lumion in the next couple weeks
through our local reseller here in Australia.
Sorry to ask again, but I have revisited the computer setup based around your recommendation.
I'm now looking at a custom build (which is actually better priced than the Dell) from a local computer
dealer we use at my workplace. See Specs Below.
I think this should work well alongside Lumion, but your comment /suggestions would be great.
Thanks again

Intel Coffee Lake Custom

CPU              Intel Core i7 8700K 3.7GHz Coffee Lake 12MB

CPU COOLING    AuraFlow 240 RGB LED CPU Liquid Cooler

Motherboard   MSI Z370 Gaming M5 LGA1151-CL ATX Desktop Motherboard

Memory      G.Skill 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 Trident Z 3000MHz

OS Drive      Samsung 970 Pro Series 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD

Storage Drive   Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM006 3.5" 2TB 64MB HDD

Graphics Card   MSI GeForce GTX1080Ti Gaming X 11GB GDDR5X DVI 2xHDMI 2xDisplayport

Card Reader   None

Optical Drive   None

Sound Card   Integrated - Onboard

Power Supply   eVGA SuperNOVA G2 1000W 80PLUS Gold Power Supply

Wireless      ASUS PCE-N15 300Mbps Wireless-N PCIe Adapter

Operating System   Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-Bit DVD
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Re: [Answered] Trial version 8.5
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2018, 05:20:54 pm »
October 06, 2018, 05:20:54 pm
That's a great configuration. ;)

The MSI motherboard has got 4 System Memory slots, so if you ever need more memory, you've got the option to buy two more 16 GB sticks.

And thanks to the massive power supply you always have the option to upgrade the GTX 1080 Ti to a GTX 20xx or 30xx further down the line.

Let us know if you've got any other questions.
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Re: [Answered] Trial version 8.5
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2018, 04:42:14 am »
October 07, 2018, 04:42:14 am
Brilliant. Thanks Morten :D
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Re: [Answered] Trial version 8.5
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2018, 09:07:07 am »
October 07, 2018, 09:07:07 am
No problem. :)

(By the way, if you pre-order Lumion 9, you'll get Lumion 8.5 now)
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Re: [Answered] Trial version 8.5
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2018, 11:25:06 am »
October 07, 2018, 11:25:06 am
Yes thanks Morten, that will be great.
I will be ordering within the next couple weeks
looking forward to it ;)

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Re: [Answered] Trial version 8.5
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2018, 11:30:41 am »
October 07, 2018, 11:30:41 am
Sounds good.

Let us know if there's anything else we can help with.
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