Adding EPDM License[s] to an existing SolidNetWork License Manager [VIDEO]

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Starting with the 2015 release SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM now uses the SolidNetWork License Manager program instead of a license file. If you already are using the SolidNetWork License Manager program for your SOLIDWORKS license[s] you may wish to simply add the EPDM license[s] ... Read More

Using the SolidNetwork License Manager Options File with Enterprise PDM [VIDEO]


Starting with SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM 2015 a change has been made in how the EPDM product licensing is being handled.  The SolidNetwork License Manager is now used to manage EPDM licenses instead of a license file.  This has many benefits for EPDM administrators, one of which ... Read More

Why the Server Administration tab is not shown when launching the SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager?

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If one of your client machines serves as your server for SOLIDWORKS too, you may notice that you don’t have access to the Administration tab of the SNL Manager. This behavior occurs when SOLIDWORKS has been installed on the SNL server, after the SNL Manager has been ... Read More

Missing the 5th tab in your SolidNetWork License Manager?

Server Administration tab on the 5-Tab SNL Manager

For much of the functionality of managing the license server, you need to go into the Server Administration tab of the SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager. This can normally be accessed by going into the license server and going to Start > All Programs > SolidWorks 2015 > ... Read More

Just purchased NEW SOLIDWORKS licenses? Don’t forget to Reactivate your License Manager

Steps to reactivate you SNL license manager

If you have purchased additional SOLIDWORKS licenses to float on your existing network and received a notice from our office indicating they've been processed, then you have ONE CRUCIAL STEP left to perform before your users will be able to utilize these new licenses - REACTIVATE ... Read More

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SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Where do I download SolidNetwork (SNL) Manager?

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If you are using a network license manager and you are planning to upgrade your SOLIDWORKS, the first step is to upgrade your SolidNetwork License (SNL) Manager on your server. You can upgrade SNL Manager while client machines are running SOLIDWORKS product. However, in some ... Read More

Blocking License Borrowing from the SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager


The SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager can distribute licenses to client installations that are directly connected to it through a network, but it can also allow client installations to borrow a license for a period of time and disconnect from the network.  The ability to borrow ... Read More

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


  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