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How to obtain a SOLIDWORKS Document Manager API License Key

Article by Mehdi Rezaei, CSWE created/updated April 3, 2017

The SOLIDWORKS Document Manager API requires a license key. This license can be requested via the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal for SOLIDWORKS customers who are currently active on subscription service. Each user of the SOLIDWORKS Document Manager API must have a license key.

Here is how you can request your SOLIDWORKS Document Manager Key:03

1. Log into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal:

SOLIDWORKS Login

SOLIDWORKS Login

2. Under My Support, select API Support;

API Suppot Option

API Suppot Option

3. Select Document Manager Key Request;

Document Manager Key Request

Document Manager Key Request

4. Follow the instructions to order your license key.

SOLIDWORKS Document Manager is Versions Sensitive

Check the SolidWorks online Help to provide you with more information. You can also find the installation guide in there too.  Be advised that SOLIDWORKS Document Manager API is sensitive to versions. If the file was created using the same or an earlier version of SOLIDWORKS than the version of SOLIDWORKS Document Manager API license key, then SOLIDWORKS Document Manager API can access the file.

However, if the file was created using a later version of SOLIDWORKS than the version of the SOLIDWORKS Document Manager API license key, then SOLIDWORKS Document Manager API cannot access the file and a message is displayed informing the user that the current SOLIDWORKS Document Manager API license key is expired.

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