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Using the SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager Client

SolidNetWork Client License Usage

When you install a SOLIDWORKS Network license a SolidNetWork License Manager Client application is also installed allowing users to view available network licenses, change the server location, borrow licenses, or change the license check out order. Activating the Client Manager To activate the SolidNetWork License Manager on a Client go to Start > SOLIDWORKS Tools 20XX > SolidNetWork License…

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Using the SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager Server

SolidNetWork License Server Administration

Here is an overview of the SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager Server application that is used to manage SOLIDWORKS network licenses. After installing the SolidNetWork License Manager on your server machine you will then be able to manage the service. Activating the License Manager Server To start the SolidNetWork License Manager Server select Start > SOLIDWORKS Tools…

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How to Install SOLIDWORKS Network License

SolidNetWork License Activated

In this tech tip we provide an overview of how to install the SOLIDWORKS Network license desktop version, this process applies to SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional, or Premium software. You will first register your serial number, download the software, and install the SolidNetWork License Server and then a SOLIDWORKS Client. Register your SOLIDWORKS serial number Before…

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Mate Property Manager Interface Change in SOLIDWORKS 2021

SOLIDWORKS Mate PropertyManager

The Standard, Advanced, and Mechanical mate categories found in the Mate Property Manager have now moved into tabs at the top of the Property Manager in SOLIDWORKS 2021! SOLIDWORKS 2021 Property Manager: SOLIDWORKS 2021 User Interface has the Mate type categories as tabs and the appropriate mates are shown under the “Mate Type” group box….

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Why is my SOLIDWORKS Sketch Text Upside Down?

SOLIDWORKS Sketch Text Upside Down

Have you noticed that sometimes your SOLIDWORKS Sketch Text is upright going left to right but sometimes the text is upside down and is reversed right to left? This is not a bug or a mistake in the program but rather an intended behaviour. The cause of the upside text is actually quite straightforward but…

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SOLIDWORKS Advanced Width Mate – Taking It One Step Further!

Advanced Width Mate- Starting Point

SOLIDWORKS Advanced Width Mate is very useful in centering one component (identified as tab) between two planar faces. If you are new to Advanced Width Mates, please take a look at SOLIDWORKS Width Mates and Constraints in the Width Mate. Taking it one step further! We can take this mate to a whole other level…

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How to Activate a SOLIDWORKS Standalone License

Activate SOLIDWORKS

After you have installed SOLIDWORKS software you must activate the license for that computer before you can use it. If you disable a computer or move SOLIDWORKS software from one computer to another, you must deactivate the license to the license key server at Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation. Then, you reactivate the license on the other…

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How to Install SOLIDWORKS Software

SOLIDWORKS Installing

In this tech tip we provide an overview of how to install the SOLIDWORKS standalone desktop version, this process applies to perpetual or term license of SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional, or Premium. If you are looking to install a network license or use online licensing then review these blog posts: Installing a SOLIDWORKS Network (floating) License…

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Sketch Text Convert Entities in SOLIDWORKS Workaround

If you are reading this article then you have most likely tried to use Convert Entities on SOLIDWORKS  Sketch text and was not able to?! Although we cannot use Convert Entities on Sketch text (at least for now…SPR shown at end of article) we can use a clever workaround. Do not use Dissolve Sketch Text…

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