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Frequently Asked Questions: Licensing in Rhino 6

What are my options for licensing Rhino 6?

Sharing Licenses

Can I use one license of Rhino 6 on multiple computers?

Yes, using one of our free floating license managers. The LAN Zoo works over your office LAN or the Cloud Zoo uses an occasional Internet connection to float single use licenses between multiple computers.

What if I want to install using single-computer licensing on multiple computers?

You'll need a separate license key for each computer. Rhino 5 allowed more than one validation per single-user license key. Rhino 6 does not. Rhino 6 adds Cloud Zoo Personal license management so you can take turns using a single license on multiple computers with an occasional Internet connection.

How can I share one or more licenses with multiple people?

Add your licenses to a team in the Cloud Zoo (recommended), or add your licenses to the LAN Zoo.

Upgrading to Rhino 6

If I upgrade from Rhino 5 to Rhino 6, can I still use Rhino 5?

Yes. When you upgrade, you are extending your license to give you access to Rhino 6 features - you are not adding a new license. This means that you can use Rhino 6 and older versions of Rhino on the same computer. You may not use Rhino 5 on one computer while someone else uses the Rhino 6 upgrade on another.

If I put my Rhino 6 Upgrade license in the Cloud Zoo, can I still install Rhino 5?

Yes, Rhino 5 can be installed on one computer, even if it has been upgraded to Rhino 6.

Can I put my Rhino 5 license in the Cloud Zoo?

No. Rhino 5 does not support the Cloud Zoo.

If I put my Rhino 5 and Rhino 6 Upgrade Licenses in the Zoo, what happens?

You'll need Zoo 6 SR10 (or higher) to support Rhino 6 license keys. The Zoo will group your Rhino 5 and Rhino 6 Upgrade keys into a license “cluster”, and will make sure only one is in use at any given time. A user who runs both Rhino 5 and Rhino 6 from the same computer will use only one license.

rhino/faq/licensing.txt · Last modified: 2020/08/14 (external edit)