Will my dongle continue to work?

Dongles will continue to work and can continue to be used. If you are still running Windows XP you will have to keep using the dongle. Software licensing needs Vista or more recent.

Will my commercial plugins work if I don’t use my dongle?

Commercial plugins tied to a dongle should* work equally well with the software license.

* Commercial plugins getting the Lock ID using the SDK will normally work without changes. Plugins using their own scheme may need to be updated.

I usually have several Layouts open and a couple of Modelers. Will I still be able to do that with a software dongle?

Multiple LightWave instances can be run on a machine using the software lock. However an alert is shown if multiple instances using one license are run on different machines on a single network.

What happens if I run multiple copies of the same license on different machines on the network?

You will get a message that your dongle could not be found and then a message saying that the number of licenses owned has been exceeded. You can either buy additional licenses or close other copies.

I like the dongle. Will I still be able to buy new seats using it?

Yes, you can purchase a dongle if you wish. Please allow adequate time for your order to arrive (you may, of course, use the fully-featured trial edition before your order arrives,).

I would like to upgrade an older license of LightWave that I bought from someone to the latest version. Will I be able to?

Yes. As long as you bought a full version with a dongle you can upgrade it. Purchasing an older version of LightWave without a dongle means that the owner is selling an upgrade, not a full version.

If I want to drop my LightWave on a USB key and take it to a job can I?

Yes, but you will continue to need to use your dongle. The software license only works when you install LightWave locally using the provided installer.