SOLIDWORKS EPDM 2015 Licensing

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated November 17, 2014

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SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM 2015 has moved to activation based licensing, similar to what has been used by SOLIDWORKS since 2010. This activation based licensing eliminates the need to get a license file, with each major release.

Along with an Archive Server and a Database Server, a License Server also needs to be installed.

SOLIDWORKS EPDM Install Options

SOLIDWORKS EPDM Install Options

The License Server installation occurs last. During the installation, you will be prompted for your SOLIDWORKS EPDM 24 digit serial number.

SOLIDWORKS EPDM 2015 Licensing

SOLIDWORKS EPDM 2015 Licensing

Once the installation is complete, launch the SolidNetwork Licence Manager from Start > All Programs > SolidWorks Tools 2015. When the program launches, you will receive the message below.

SOLIDWORKS EPDM activate promp

SOLIDWORKS EPDM activation prompt

Select Yes and on the following screen enter the name of the sever, where the SolidNetwork Licence Manager was installed and a open port number.

The default port number is 25734. If a firewall is in use on the server, select the appropriate option. These ports should be opened on any firewall.

SOLIDWORKS EPDM server information

SOLIDWORKS EPDM server information

Confirm the serial number and enter an e-mail address. The default option is to activate by internet, if this is not possible, activation can be done manually by e-mail. If the e-mail option is selected, instructions are provided on how this is done.

Activate over the internet

Activate over the internet

After the activation is complete, a screen outlines which products have been activated.

Activated products

Activated products

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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.