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How do I upgrade the SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager?

upgrade SOLIDWORKS SNL Manager

Most of large companies have their SOLIDWORKS licenses on a network. So, when it comes to upgrading SOLIDWORKS it is necessary to first upgrade the SolidNetWork License Manager (SNL) on the server machine before upgrading SOLIDWORKS on client machines. Here are few things you must…

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License Types in the SOLIDWORKS License Manager

SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager

In the SOLIDWORKS License Manager, each SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium network license includes two entries: SOLIDWORKS Professional license consists of SOLIDWORKS Standard and SOLIDWORKS Professional. SOLIDWORKS Premium license consists of SOLIDWORKS Standard and SOLIDWORKS Premium. SOLIDWORKS Standard license must be available for SOLIDWORKS to start…

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SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager Options File provides additional control

The SolidNetWork License Manager runs on FlexNet technology and there is a PDF guide included in the installation with additional details on how you can further control the license usage.  Through the use of an Options file in the License Manager, you can control timeout…

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How to Manually Activate a SOLIDWORKS Network License [VIDEO]

If the server running the SolidNetWork License Manager is not connected to the internet then the software can be activated manually through email. Here are the steps to activate a SOLIDWORKS Network License manually using e-mail: Step 1:  Launch the SolidNetwork License Manager and on the…

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How to change the SolidNetWork License Manager Communication Port [VIDEO]

The default ports used by the SolidNetWork License Manager are 25734 and 25735. In some cases though these ports may already be in use.  If that is the case, the port used by the SNL Manager can be changed easily through the activation options. Change…

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How to Perform a Telnet Test [VIDEO]

Telnet Test

When troubleshooting connectivity issues for some SOLIDWORKS products, such as the SolidNetwork License Manager, SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM or SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM, it’s possible that a ping test may succeed but the communication may still be failing. A Telnet Test can be very useful in such…

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Adding EPDM License[s] to an existing SolidNetWork License Manager [VIDEO]

Starting with the 2015 release SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM now uses the SolidNetWork License Manager program instead of a license file. If you already are using the SolidNetWork License Manager program for your SOLIDWORKS license[s] you may wish to simply add the EPDM license[s] to the…

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Why the Server Administration tab is not shown when launching the SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager?

If one of your client machines serves as your server for SOLIDWORKS too, you may notice that you don’t have access to the Administration tab of the SNL Manager. This behavior occurs when SOLIDWORKS has been installed on the SNL server, after the SNL Manager…

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Missing the 5th tab in your SolidNetWork License Manager?

For much of the functionality of managing the license server, you need to go into the Server Administration tab of the SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager. This can normally be accessed by going into the license server and going to Start > All Programs > SolidWorks…

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