SolidNetWork License Manager

SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager Tips and Tricks from certified experts

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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Installing and Setting Up the SOLIDWORKS PDM License Manager

Installation Manager
SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard and Professional versions use a License Manager to control access to their respective licenses. With SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, installations are purchased separately. The number of installations purchased, dictates how many users can access PDM at any one time. With SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard, each license of SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium, ships with one…
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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 up.  It is checked out when SOLIDWORKS is started.  …
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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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Switching from Standalone SOLIDWORKS Licenses to a SOLIDWORKS Network License

So you’ve made (or are considering) the decision to use a SOLIDWORKS Network License. There are many great reasons to switch to a network license setup: Perhaps you have engineers/designers/drafters who do not use SOLIDWORKS 100% of the time. Maybe they spend some time building their exciting products, Or perhaps they aren’t so fortunate and…
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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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