Registering your MySOLIDWORKS Professional License

Article by Scott Durksen, CSWE updated July 21, 2023

Article is a place to search, learn and connect with everything SOLIDWORKS. In this post learn more about the different licenses available for MySolidWorks and how to register MySolidWorks Professional to gain access to all the features the Professional package has to offer.



MySolidWorks Licenses

Anyone with a SOLIDWORKS ID or 3DEXPERIENCE ID can log in.  There are different levels of licensing which unlocks more features.

SOLIDWORKS Online Product Trial – try SOLIDWORKS anytime, anywhere, on any device…no install required
3D Model Library from 3DContentCentral
Search – Get answers to questions from across all SOLIDWORKS community resources.
Access Learning – SOLIDWORKS training videos.



Access to the SolidWorks Customer Portal, explore and search Advanced Forums, and the Knowledge Base.
Access to My VAR provides you with Javelin content feeds for SOLIDWORKS blogs, videos, news, and a schedule of upcoming events.
Access and search Software Performance Reports (SPRs), online help, and more
Get certified with SOLIDWORKS with access to CSWA Certification Prep Courses
Get certified with extensive access to ALL certification prep courses including CSWP, CSWE, & CSWPA
SOLIDWORKS eCourses are complete courses converted from the SOLIDWORKS instructor-led training manuals into self-paced eLearning
ValueFor users with active SOLIDWORKS subscription. $360 per year, per userIncluded with SOLIDWORKS subscription & SOLIDWORKS Term LicenseIncluded with an active Student Engineering Kit (SEK) and Student Edition (SWSE) LicensesFree when you join or log in to MySolidWorks

MySolidWorks Guest

Anyone can create a 3DEXPERIENCE ID, even without a license of SOLIDWORKS.  This will provide access to Guest functionality.

MySolidWorks Standard

User IDs associated to accounts with licenses on active subscription service have access to Standard features.  For more information on how to associate a user ID to an account, see our article on Transitioning to DSx Client Care & Order System.

MySolidWorks Student

Students should reach out to their school administrator for access.

MySolidWorks Professional

MySOLIDWORKS Professional licenses are purchased separately and unlocks all functionality including all lessons and full eCourses.

IMPORTANT: If you’re a CAD Administrator or Engineering Manager looking at a long list of MySOLIDWORKS Professional serials, they have to be assigned to a specific user and distributed to that user with the instructions below. This is an operation you cannot complete yourself on their behalf as the license is associated to their individual SOLIDWORKS user account.

How to register a MySOLIDWORKS Professional License

STEP 1: Log in at MySOLIDWORKS.  If you have not created a 3DEXPERIENCE ID, review this 3DEXPERIENCE ID creation guide.

STEP 2: Once logged in, click your name in the top right-corner and choose My Profile

MySolidWorks My Profile

MySolidWorks My Profile

STEP 3: Click on My Subscription and select Upgrade under Professional

MySolidWorks Upgrade

MySolidWorks Upgrade

STEP 4: Enter your new MySOLIDWORKS Professional serial number (NOTE: This is different from your SOLIDWORKS serial number)

Enter MySolidWorks Professional Serial Number

Enter MySolidWorks Professional Serial Number

STEP 5: Follow the steps as prompted to complete the registration of your NEW MySolidWorks Professional license. Upon successful completion, you should now have access to all the Professional features. If you do not immediately gain access, you may have to wait 24 hours.

Interested in obtaining a MySolidWorks Professional License?

Learn more about MySolidWorks and contact us to get a quote for a Professional license.

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Scott Durksen, CSWE

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