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Just purchased NEW SOLIDWORKS licenses? Don’t forget to Reactivate your License Manager

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…

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Why is my SOLIDWORKS Network License not being returned to the SNL Server?

If you are using a network license for any SOLIDWORKS product (e.g. SOLIDWORKS CAD, SOLIDWORKS Visualize, SOLIDWORKS Composer etc.), once you close the program [or sign out of SOLIDWORKS PDM], then the license that was in use on your system should immediately be returned to the SNL Server so that another user can access that license. SOLIDWORKS…

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Re-activating the SolidNetwork License Manager after purchasing additional licenses

re-activate SolidNetWork License Manager

If you have an existing SOLIDWORKS Network License and you purchase additional network licenses of SOLIDWORKS, or other network licenses of SOLIDWORKS products, such as Simulation, PDM, Inspection, Visualize, MBD, Composer … etc, then those licenses will simply be added to your existing SOLIDWORKS serial number (unless you have specifically requested that they not be).…

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Reserving SOLIDWORKS PDM Licenses

Reserving SOLIDWORKS PDM Licenses

Now that SOLIDWORKS PDM (both Professional and Standard) is using the SolidNetwork License Manager for distributing licenses to clients, reserving SOLIDWORKS PDM licenses for specific users or groups of users is now possible.  This is done through the SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager Options File. In other posts we’ve discussed how the Options File can be used…

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SOLIDWORKS NetWork License Failed to get string for the Localized Property

When installing, or modifying the installation of the SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager, you may encounter the following error: Failed to get the string for the Localized Property : STR_SWINST_ACTIVE_SW. This error can occur, if SOLIDWORKS is open on the same system where the installation is taking place. Close SOLIDWORKS and then retry the installation. This…

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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 periods, restrict user access, set the number of available borrowed…

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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 Server Administration tab, click the Modify button. Step 2:  Select Activate/Reactivate a…

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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 the SolidNetWork License Manager Communication Port Step 1:  Launch the…

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