Pre-viz show in Augment3D before connecting to a v2.9 ion desk

Apologies if there is an easy way to do this, but I am designing lighting for a theatre performance, I will be using an ion classic desk that can only run v2.9. I wish to pre-viz the show beforehand in Augment3D. Obviously in Nomad I will have to save the file as a .esf so that I can open it on the desk, and this will mean the Augment3D data won't be saved with that file.

Then, Is there a way that I can load the file off the desk back into Nomad and restore all of my viz data, for example in between performances at home to make changes etc?

Alternatively, is there a way I can use a laptop or additional PC running Nomad v3 to run Augument3D, connected as a client to the v2.9 desk? I wasn't sure if this is possible because of the different software versions.

Would appreciate any ideas.

Thank you,