The LumenRT updates have left my hard drive with large folders of LRT content;
In addition, I've added a number of LOB files to these folders, created in PlantFactory.
This has bother me for a long time. LumenRT update installers seems to happily install the latest version in an existing folder that may be several versions old. This makes it very confusing for the user.
I have made it a habit to uninstall LumenRT before doing any updates. This seems to avoid leaving old folders and potentially other items from previous updates.
We shouldn't have to manage the files and folders manually, this should be done automatically by the installer.
Thanks Ron, I'm glad you agree.
I typically don't uninstall older versions of any software, in the hope that the update installers would keep any customizations and user-created content while overwriting redundant files/ folders. It seems like the intuitive thing to do, and generally works with most things I use. Adobe and Microsoft products seem to do a really good job of tidying up after themselves. Here's hoping LumenRT will head in the same direction.
Max Voigt said:Would it be safe to delete the first two updates, so that I only have the Update 12 folder? Related to this; there are folders for each update in Program Files.
Yes if you are on the current update it will looke for the content under the content folder matching that updates name
When updating the software did you run the installer or did you update through the connection client?
if done through the installer each updates installer creates a new content folder which would explain the multiple folders during the install process you can change to an existing content folder to avoid duplicates.
I've just updated to Update 13 (through the Connection Client), and once again I have yet another ~empty content folder on my machine that requires a download for each new item I wish to place in my scene.
This is time consuming, and leaves a 5Gb folder of unused content in my Update 12 folder. Shouldn't your installer script a copy of all Update 12 content into the empty Update 13 folder and then delete the redundant Update 12 folder?
The option to change to an existing content folder did not show up during installation.
As a workaround to resolve this - should I copy over all the contents of Update 12 into Update 13? Or have there been changes in the way old content works with the new update?
I've noticed the addition of just a few Euro trucks and some trains in Update 13.
few minutes ago finished techtalk about news in LumenRT,
I asked about why is in MS13 lumenRT12 and answer was lumenrt 13 will be released next week , so we need to wait again and we will see