If you have an existing SOLIDWORKS Network License and you purchase additional network licenses of SOLIDWORKS, or other network licenses of SOLIDWORKS products, such as Simulation, PDM, Inspection, Visualize, MBD, Composer … etc, then those licenses will simply be added to your existing SOLIDWORKS serial number (unless you have specifically requested that they not be).
Once SOLIDWORKS has processed the order and you have heard back that new licenses are ready to use, you will need to re-activate SolidNetWork License Manager so that users can make use of the new licenses.
Reactivating the SolidNetWork License Manager
STEP 1: On the license server, launch the SolidNetWork License Manager Server and click Modify.
STEP 2: Select the option to “Activate/Reactivate your product license(s)” and click “Next>”.
STEP 3: Don’t make any changes on the “Server Information” screen.
STEP 4: On the “Activate Your SOLIDWORKS Product” screen, either click “Select All” so that all serial numbers are highlighted, or hold down “Ctrl” and select each serial number that has had additional licenses added to it. Click Next to activate automatically over the internet, or if you do not have an internet connection on the server, you can activate Manually.
Once the activation completes, the new additional licences should be listed under the “Currently activated products” screen.
NOTE: If you notice that some licenses are missing, contact your SOLIDWORKS Value Added Reseller.