SolidNetWork License Manager

SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager Tips and Tricks from certified experts

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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SOLIDWORKS SolidNetwork License Manager Options File Case Insensitive Setting

The SolidNetWork License Manager allows you to reserve licenses for a particular set of users.  You need to create an Options file for the License Manager.  This article provides more information on how it’s created: How to Reserve Licenses on SolidNetWork License Manager for Users or Groups However when you set up the groups and…

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“Could not initiate the transaction…” error at SOLIDWORKS start-up?

Could not initiate the transaction

Recently I was helping a customer on tech support to download and install SOLIDWORKS on a new machine but when we tried to launch SOLIDWORKS it showed a “Could not initiate the transaction” error message: “Could not initiate the transaction (66, iActTransactionStartFlxActivateApp() /flxActAppActivationReqCreate()errored [8,41013,00)” Once we read the complete error message it tells us that…

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How SOLIDWORKS PDM Processor Site Licenses & Client Access Licenses work together

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional license are available in two basic formats, Processor Site Licenses (PSL), and individual Client Access Licenses (CAL). Client Access Licenses are available as a single CAD Editor, single Contributor license or in 5 packs of Viewer licenses.  The client installation must match the CAL license version that is available on the SolidNetWork…

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SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional launches as the Standard version?

Move up SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional in the License Order tab

Users of SOLIDWORKS network license that includes SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional may find that despite SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional license being available in the License Manager, SOLIDWORKS CAM starts as the Standard edition.  Users of Simulation Professional and Premium licenses may have similar issues.  When two levels of the same product are present in the same SOLIDWORKS…

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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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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 check before you upgrade to a newer version of SOLIDWORKS.…

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