An update is a change within the same major version. For example, in Lumion 12 there was an update from 12.0 to 12.3 and 12.5.
1. How do you get the latest update?
We regularly release new versions of Lumion with improvements, error fixes, content, and new functionality.
When major new updates of Lumion are released, we automatically send an email as a notification to the address that you entered when you purchased Lumion. The email is titled Getting started with Lumion.
As of Lumion 2023.0 new updates following the release of this new Upgrade version will be available via the new Updater system.
If you own a Subscription License Key then any update that is released during the period of your Subscription Plan and your License Key is still Active/Upgraded will automatically receive notification of the new version and we would recommend installing it once you are happy with the changes. Technical Support will be focused on support of the most recent updates.
To download the latest version, follow the instructions in the email:
- Knowledge Base: Download Lumion and Lumion Pro
Do not try to use the Upgrade page on our website for an update.
To see what the latest version is and what has changed, please click on the link below and then click on the article that corresponds to the version you are interested in:
Students automatically receive the email for the latest update when it is available to students.
2. How do you install the latest update?
If you have already installed Lumion 2023 and there is an update, then the Updater system will notify you of that change, depending on the option to auto-download. See this article:
- Knowledge Base: How does the Updater for Lumion work?
For older versions than Lumion 2023:
Each new main release is a stand-alone version of Lumion that must be installed in a new folder (never in the same folder as an existing installation).
You do not have to uninstall older versions of Lumion to install a newer version. However, you should do so to save file space once you are happy with the new update.
An upgrade is a change from one major version to another major version. For example, upgrading from version 12 to version Lumion 2023.
If you own a Perpetual License Key you can continue to use the older commercial License Key for as long as you want. You do not have to upgrade to the latest version if you do not want to. However, we strongly recommend doing so to ensure you have all the best and latest.
If you own a Subscription License Key then any upgrade that is released during the period of your Subscription Plan and your License Key is still Active/Upgraded will automatically receive notification of the new version and we would recommend installing it once you are happy with the changes.
See these articles:
- Knowledge Base: How do you upgrade Lumion and your License Key?
- Knowledge Base: What does the status of a license in the Lumion Account mean?