Getting Started with the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal

Article by Chris Briand, CSWE updated July 11, 2018


Take control of your SOLIDWORKS assets using the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal

The SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal is an online service and management interface, where individuals who administrate any size group of SOLIDWORKS licenses can manage an organizations SOLIDWORKS assets.  The main focus of the Admin Portal is the management and control over the assignment of standalone SOLIDWORKS licenses.

The Admin Portal is “In The Cloud” and accessible from anywhere online, which makes it easy for those responsible for SOLIDWORKS licenses to:

  • Monitor all of an organizations SOLIDWORKS Assets
  • Invite individual users to make SOLIDWORKS Assets accessible to them.
  • Appoint other users as LICENSE Administrators
  • Revoke licenses from users

In order to take advantage of the SOLIDWORKS ONLINE LICENSE model, an individual with a SOLIDWORKS ID will need to login and “declare” themselves to be the “Administrator” for an organizations assets.

Let’s take a look at the Steps in the process of becoming an Administrator within your organization:


Login or Create a SOLIDWORKS ID via or



The Serial Number that you had entered during the registration process should automatically link your login info to your SOLIDWORKS assets.


Once you are logged in, Navigate to your Profiles Drop-Down menu located in the Upper-Right portion of the page.

SOLIDWORKS Administrator

SOLIDWORKS Administrator

Select the “Admin Portal” entry from the Drop-Down menu.


Launch the Admin Portal

Launch the Admin Portal


If this is the first time that anyone from your organization has attempted to login to the Admin Portal they will be met with a “First Moment of Truth” page. You will need to verify that the name of your organization is included in the top lines of the page. (The FMOT page may not appear exactly as illustrated)

Promote me to Administrator button

Promote me to Administrator button

You will need to check the boxes in order to accept the “Terms and Conditions” as well as confirm that you are “responsible for assigning and managing the SOLIDWORKS products at my organization”

Once the checkboxes have been selected, proceed by choosing the “Promote me to Administrator” Button.


Once you have selected the “Promote me to Administrator” Button, you should successfully arrive at the confirmation page that will grant you access to the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal.

Confirmation Page

Confirmation Page


At this stage in the process, the administrator should reach the main page of the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal.

Main page of the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal

Main page of the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal

Using the menu selections at the top of the page the administrator may continue on and:

  • Explore the MEMBERS (Users) that are part of your organization
  • Explore the SOLIDWORKS PRODUCTS available to your organization
  • Explore the SERVICES available to your organization (Such as MySolidWorks Professional Subscriptions)
  • Explore the CAD Admin Dashboard

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Chris Briand, CSWE

Chris has been educating and supporting Engineers, Designers and IT Personnel within the 3D CAD industry since 2002, and was adopted into the fantastic team of applications experts here at Javelin Technologies in early 2006.  Chris enjoys the continuous learning driven by the ingenuity and challenges Designers bring forward. Innovation using 3D Printing, 3D CAD and other technologies, combined with a diverse background as a technologist, allows Chris to find solutions that accelerate Designers, and take Design Teams to new heights. Chris is currently being held at an undisclosed location, near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.