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How to release a SOLIDWORKS PDM license when you Work Offline

SOLIDWORKS PDM Free License

In SOLIDWORKS PDM switching to Work Offline  mode will not automatically free a PDM license; To release the license you must exit or Log off PDM via the System Tray; Then you’re free to Work Offline without consuming a license;

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SOLIDWORKS licenses will expire in XX days, what does this message mean?

There have been cases where users received a message saying “SOLIDWORKS licenses will expire in XX days” on a SolidNetWork License (SNL) client machine when they start up SOLIDWORKS. What is the problem? SOLIDWORKS allows you to use the software without activating it only for…

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SOLIDWORKS Administration: Moving to a new License Server

Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 are out; they are no longer supported by SolidWorks. The following compatibility chart is taken from http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/SystemRequirements.html. SolidWorks Network License Server Operating Systems SolidWorks 2011 SolidWorks 2012 SolidWorks 2013 SolidWorks 2014 Windows 7(SP1 required for SolidWorks 2014) Windows 8.1…

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Re-Activating your EPDM Licenses after an update of your EPDM system [VIDEO]

One of the most common questions we receive from both new and experienced SolidWorks Enterprise PDM administrators is surrounding the procedure to update the EPDM licenses after an upgrade of the EPDM system or during the initial installation and setup of an EPDM System. Take a look at the following clip as I take you through the process to update a license file with one that you would have received from the SolidWorks Customer Portal or via an email from your SolidWorks reseller.

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