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Woodturner PRO

Segmented Woodturning Simplified


Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are there any specific hardware or software requirements?
  2. What operating systems are supported by the software?
  3. Does the software run on Apple Macintosh computers?
  4. Can I install the software on my desktop, laptop and shop computer?
  5. What does it mean when I get a message that says the trial period has ended. What does this mean?

Answer 1:

Lamination PRO requires .NET Foundation 3.5. This is installed on most computers as part of the installation of the operating system. Older systems that use Microsoft Update also have this software installed. When you install Lamination PRO, it will check for the presence of .NET 3.5. If it is present, Lamination PRO will install normally. If it isn't detected, you will receive a warning that .NET isn't installed and the installation will stop.

To locate the installer for .NET 3.5, you'll need to perform a search for the phrase '.NET 3.5 redistributable' and the name of the operating system you are using. It will also help if you include '32-bit' or '64-bit' if you know this information about your computer. Once .NET has been installed, run the Lamination PRO installer again. If you still have problems installing the software, contact our support department by clicking Contact Us.

Answer 2:

All Woodturner PRO software titles will run on Windows 11, 10 or 7 in a 64-bit configurations. The software cannot be installed on a Netbook.

Answer 3:

Woodturner PRO, Lamination PRO and 3D Design PRO are all PC software applications that get downloaded and installed onto your local hard drive. All three programs can be installed on a Macintosh computer, but only in a PC partition (Boot Camp) or through PC emulation (also referred to as hardware virtualization). Both process described below:

Boot Camp is a multi-boot utility included with Apple Inc.'s Mac OS X that assists users in installing Microsoft Windows operating systems on Intel-based Macintosh computers. The utility's Boot Camp Assistant guides users through non-destructive disk partitioning (including resizing of an existing HFS+ partition, if necessary) of their hard disk drive and installation of Windows device drivers. The utility also installs a Windows Control Panel applet for selecting the boot operating system. Once this partition is created, you can install any of the supported Windows Operating Systems listed above afterwhich you can install our software.

HARDWARE VIRTUALIZATION Hardware virtualization refers to the creation of a virtual machine that acts like a real computer with an operating system. Software executed on these virtual machines is separated from the underlying hardware resources. Virtualization solutions such as Parallels (http://parallels.com) create a Windows environment onto which you can install PC software and run without having to reboot your computer to a Windows disk partition. The Windows environment shares the Macintosh File System.

Answer 4:

Your software license allows you to unlock the software using your purchased authorization code on as many computers as you own.

Answer 5:

A 'trial period expired' message simply means that the currently running software was installed on this computer sometime 30 days or more prior to today's date. If the software was installed a long time ago and then deleted without entering a valid authorization code, the date on which the software was installed is maintained in the computer's memory. This error message can only be given if a date record was recorded so the error cannot appear by error.