If you have purchased additional SOLIDWORKS licenses to float on your existing network and received a notice from our office indicating they’ve been processed, then you have ONE CRUCIAL STEP left to perform before your users will be able to utilize these new licenses – REACTIVATE YOUR LICENSE MANAGER. While this only takes a couple of minutes to do, it is readily forgotten about. Step 1: Load up the SolidNetWork Licence Manager on the Server machine that is hosting your licences Step 2: From the ‘Server Administration’ tab, select ‘Modify’ Step 3: Choose the option to ‘Activate/Reactivate your product license’ Step 4: Select ‘Next’ to maintain the same firewall settings as you had before. For more information on this setting click here Step 5: Click ‘Select All’ to highlight all of your SOLIDWORKS network serial numbers, if the serial number for the product you wish to add is not listed then…
If you recently updated your SolidWorks to a newer version and use network licensing, you also need to update the License Manager otherwise will you receive a “License server does not support this feature” error when you launch SolidWorks at the client. The same installation media that was used to install SolidWorks can be used to update the License Manager. On the Welcome page of the Installation Manager, under Server Products, select Install SolidNetWork License Manager.
So, how does someone who possesses 2 or more network SolidWorks serial numbers use them with the same SolidNetwork License Manager? Great question! You’ll be happy to know that I have the answer for you!