LuBan has a unique license ID on each computer. The ID can be found in "Help -> About" of LuBan.
All text in License ID, including the braces and OS information, is needed to register a license. An unregistered ID shows "Unlicensed".
There are several types of licenses.
Unregistered license: A computer can run LuBan to process and view data while saving of processed results is limited to small-sized files, not larger than 20MB.
Trial license: Full access to all LuBan features for 30 days.
One-month license: Full access for 30 days.
One-year license: Full access for 1 year.
Permanent license: Full access forever.
USB license: Full access forever on any Windows 7, 10 or Mac 10, 11, 12.
A permanent license and USB license do not require internet connection when running LuBan, while a timed license does.
Within a licensed period, all upgrades are free. A permanent license and USB license can get free updates forever. To update, just download the latest LuBan.
Replacing a registered license to run LuBan on a different computer is free.
Free Trial License
Send your LuBan license ID, including the braces and OS information, using the web form. We will register the license and reply your email in 48 hours.
Some users experienced a virus warning when downloading LuBan. This is because we did not register as a Microsoft developer. There is NO virus in LuBan.
Buy LuBan Computer-Based License
1 month: USD 16
1 year: USD 80
Permanent: USD 400
After making payment, please send us your LuBan license ID. We will register the license and reply your email in 48 hours.
A user only need pay the price difference to upgrade from a 1-month or 1-year to a permanent license. License price change does not affect the upgrade fee of an existing user. (LuBan price has increased over time due to the development cost of many new features. See News page.)
Bought 1-year at $20, pay $120 - $20 = $100 to get permanent.
Bought 1-year at $30, pay $150 - $30 = $120 to get permanent.
Bought 1-year at $40, pay $200 - $40 = $160 to get permanent.
Bought 1-year at $50, pay $250 - $50 = $200 to get permanent.
Bought 1-year at $60, pay $300 - $60 = $240 to get permanent.
Bought 1-year at $70, pay $350 - $70 = $280 to get permanent.
Bought 1-year at $80, pay $400 - $80 = $320 to get permanent.
When a user renews a 1-month or 1-year license, his payments are accumulated. When the total payments add up to the price of a permanent license, the user's license will be converted to permanent.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request for license upgrade.
Buy LuBan USB-Based License
1. A USB license can be used on any Windows 7, 10 or Mac OS 10, 11 computers. (Linux is not applicable for now.)
2. Plug the USB into a computer to use the license. When running LuBan, the USB should remain plugged in.
3. LuBan feature updates are free.
4. If a USB is lost, the replacement is a computer-based permanent license and another 3-year license. No USB will be replaced.
5. If a USB stops working, please contact <email@example.com> and mail it back. On receiving the returned USB, a replacement USB will be issued.
6. Shipping of the USB may take one or two months, through a registered airmail.
USB license: USD 640