LuciadLightspeed 2023.1.04 · welcome!

So you installed LuciadLightspeed, and now you want to:

To run LuciadLightspeed, you need a license file that is provided to you by our Customer Services department.

Automatic installation

If you installed LuciadLightspeed with install.jar, the license has been installed automatically from the specified file location.

Custom installation

If your license files were not installed during the regular installation procedure, or if you are working with license servers or hardware keys, see the License how-to guides.

To automate the startup of the license server, check this article .

Testing and troubleshooting the license installation

To test your license installation, run one of the decoder samples. If the sample does not work, refer to the License troubleshooting page.

Sample problems may also have to do with platform and Java support. Check the Hardware and software requirements.

Find out what you get in your product tier

LuciadLightspeed is offered in an Essential, Advanced and Pro product tier. Each tier combines capabilities and optional capabilities designed for typical use cases. To learn more, see Product tiers.

Run the demos and samples

The Samples page provides an overview and descriptions of all LuciadLightspeed samples.

  • For an extensive demonstration that integrates many LuciadLightspeed capabilities in an end user application, run the Lucy Showcase.
  • Find out how to decode and visualize any format in the Data Viewer with the Lightspeed: decoding multiple format data (lightspeed.decoder) sample.
  • Find out how to start building your own Lucy application by running the Lucy Fundamentals sample.

To run a sample from the LuciadLightspeed application launcher, start typing sample keywords in the Samples box on the launcher, select the appropriate sample, and click Run.

Visit the Luciad Developer Platform for product movies and online documentation.

Find out what's new

The release guide explains the new features and improvements of this release.

Integrate LuciadLightspeed into your IDE

The LuciadLightspeed samples all come with their source code. To compile and run the samples from your IDE, you need to set up the IDE development project in a specific way. See IDE setup for common sample compilation and running instructions. You can also find links to setup instructions for the most popular IDEs.

Still running into problems? This article on service registry errors may help.

Get some help from the docs

Start coding in LuciadLightspeed
Start coding in Lucy

Or dive straight into the API documentation.