Author Topic: [Answered] Why can't I open an .ls7 file from my trial version in Lumion 8?  (Read 568 times)


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March 02, 2018, 03:11:54 pm
I spent a lot of time on a model in the trial version, then decided to buy Lumion 8, but cannot open the model I've already worked on in the new software. Is there a way around this?
K. Childes

Re: Why can't I open an .ls7 file from my trial version in Lumion 8?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 04:13:30 pm »
March 02, 2018, 04:13:30 pm
Hi K. Childes, sorry to hear that. :-\

It is in fact by design to prevent abuse of the license terms (i.e. using it for commercial purposes).

The 'Try' page does mention this limitation and we mention it on the 'Save Scene' tab in Lumion.

There is however a glimmer of hope: You can transfer imported models from Lumion 7.5 Trial to Lumion 8.0.

Here's how:

Locate the imported model files in 'Documents/LumionTrial 7.0/Library' and copy them to 'Documents/Lumion 8.0/Library'.

Then restart Lumion 8 if it was already running. The models will then be available in the 'Imported Model Library' browser, just like in version 7.5.

The rest of your scene configuration as well as your photos and movie clip settings unfortunately cannot be transferred.

Apologies for the inconvenience - I hope it won't take a long time to reconstruct the scene.

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.

March 02, 2018, 08:35:07 pm
Hi kpchildes

Please don't forget to add your V8 license to your Support Center Account.  Doing so will give you access to the full Support Center and resources.