This happens to me regulary. Dorico is designed to work on a Notebook, so especially while traveling. Of course you pull out your eLicenser after starting up Dorico, so it does not get damaged. But as said, this isn’t allowed, because reasons.
Only solution: a hub in a case, where the eL is save. But this means an extra case flying around you, and if you work on a Notebook, which you are supposed to carry around, it happens, that the USB-Plug moves slightly, which will cause a “crash” (you aren’t even allowed to replug!? cause reasons?)
If you work in a studio, this doesn’t cause a problem. But I start to understand, why most of my professional colleagues who work in a creative job, prefer products that don’t require USB Dongles. The problems are known for at least 10 years now. If Steinberg is doing their best, maybe it is time to change the head department, because obviously the sub-teams (Dorico, Cubase etc.) are doing a great job in trying to create great products.
I am sorry to reopen this thread, but I lost a lot of work today and just cannot understand, why Steinberg does not seem to care about that problem at all. It cannot be said often enough, that the actual system is intolerable. I wish I could finaly drop Sibelius, but Avid and MakeMusic are without alternative when it comes to a professional environment, in which you don’t get punished all the time, for investing a big bunch of money. I am very dejected by this situation