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

Article by Andrew Lidstone, CSWE created/updated June 19, 2015

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] to the existing license server instead of installing a second instance of the program.

Add Enterprise PDM licenses to an existing SolidNetWork License Manager

These are the steps to add your Enterprise PDM licenses to an existing SolidNetWork License Manager:

Step 1:  Make sure the SolidNetWork License Manager software release year matches the EPDM software release. (ie. EPDM 2015 will require the 2015 SNL Manager).  The SOLIDWORKS client installations do not necessarily need to be upgraded, EPDM 2015 and the 2015 SNL Manager are both compatible with older versions of SOLIDWORKS.

SolidNetWork License Manager software release

SolidNetWork License Manager software release

Step 2:  Go to the Windows Control Panel > Programs and Features then select the SolidNetWork License Manager and click Change.  In the installation manager window select the option to “Modify” the installation then click Next.

Modify Installation

Modify Installation

Step 3:  Click “Install“, then on the License Information screen, add a comma to separate the two serial number then the full 24 digit EPDM serial number.  (If you do not have your full 24 digit EPDM serial number you can retrieve it from the My Products section of your SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal Account).

Begin Installation

Begin Installation

License Information

License Information

Step 4:  Once the installation is modified you will need to reactivate the SolidNetWork License Manager to complete the licensing process.  Launch the SNL Manager program, then on the Server Administration tab click the “Modify” button.

Modify License Information

Modify License Information

Step 5:  Select the option to “Activate/Reactivate a software license“.  Click “Next“.

Activate/Reactivate a software license

Activate/Reactivate a software license

Step 6:  Make sure all products are selected and click “Next” to complete the activation.

Select All Products

Select All Products

Here is a video demonstration of the procedure described above:

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Andrew Lidstone, CSWE

Andrew is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office.

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