How do I find my SOLIDWORKS Serial Number, Version, and Service Pack information?

Article by John Lee, CSWE updated August 19, 2022

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What is my SOLIDWORKS serial number? Which SOLIDWORKS version and service pack am I currently running? You may have asked yourself these questions, or needed to know the answer in order to receive technical support or run an upgrade. This blog post will show you how to find the SOLIDWORKS system information for your current installation.

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From the SOLIDWORKS Help Menu – 2020 and later versions

Find SOLIDWORKS Serial Number in 2020 and later versions

From the SOLIDWORKS Help Menu – 2019 and prior versions

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Find SOLIDWORKS Serial Number in 2019 and prior versions

The About SOLIDWORKS dialog will be displayed where you can find all the information about your SOLIDWORKS package, either Standard, Professional, or Premium; and also the version and service pack numbers. By clicking on the “Show Serial Number” link your SOLIDWORKS serial number will appear.

Show Serial Number

About SOLIDWORKS dialog

From the Registry Editor

In case for any reason, SOLIDWORKS does not load up you can still find your serial number from the Registry Editor. Click the Windows Start button and Run “regedit”.  The registry editor window pops up. Use the following path to locate your serial number:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > SolidWorks > Licenses > Serial Numbers

Regedit

Registry Editor

From the Windows Control Panel

One other option would be going to the Control Panel > Programs and Features, find SOLIDWORKS and then right-click and select Change Installation. During the early steps of modifying the installation the serial number, which was entered when the software was first installed, will be shown for replacement or changes. You can just grab the serial number and cancel the installation manager.

 

SOLIDWORKS Serial Number Install Manager

SOLIDWORKS Serial Number Install Manager

On the network licensing server (if applicable)

On the licensing server, in Control Panel > Programs > Add or Remove Programs > SolidNetwork License Manager > Modify, the serial numbers are listed, separated by commas.

Confirming network serial numbers on the licensing server

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John Lee, CSWE

John Lee is inherently lazy in that he prefers to work smarter - not harder. A CSWE with fifteen years of experience using SOLIDWORKS and a background in mechanical design, John has used SOLIDWORKS in various industries requiring design for injection molding, sheet metal, weldments and structural steel.