How to change the SolidWorks Serial Number of an installation

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Sometimes it may  be necessary to change the serial number used for your SolidWorks installation, for instance if you need to change from a stand alone to a network based license, or if you have installed the wrong license (such as perhaps your coworker’s Premium license ... ) on ... Read More

Moving The SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager to a NEW Home (server)

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  As older computers become outdated and need to be replaced, or upgraded, a fairly common question we get from IT departments is how to move the SolidWorks network license to a new server with the least amount of disruption to users possible. The steps below detail how ... Read More

The Last Step to Update the SolidNetWork License Server

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When updating SolidWorks that has been installed using a floating, network license the latest version, many users will forget the very last step, re-activating the SolidNetwork License Manager. This needs to be done  so that the SolidNetWork License Manager can communicate ... Read More

Troubleshooting the SolidWorks Installation Manager Download

In order to provide the latest available service packs and current media to customers, SolidWorks has introduced the SolidWorks Installation Manager.  The SolidWorks Installation Manager provides an automated method to download all required installation files to a single folder. ... Read More

CAD ADMINS, here’s a SolidWorks 2011 improvement you’ll really like!

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For CAD admins out there, SolidWorks 2011 has made a nice enhancement you'll really benefit from - no longer do you need to download the 64-bit installation fileset using a 64-bit machine and the 32-bit fileset from a 32-bit machine.  You can now download either package from ... Read More