SolidNetWork

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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SOLIDWORKS Upgrade Checklist

SOLIDWORKS Upgrade Checklist

Here are two SOLIDWORKS Upgrade Checklists to help you transition to the latest release of SOLIDWORKS. There is a checklist for both the SOLIDWORKS Standalone and Network versions: NOTE: Need to upgrade SOLIDWORKS PDM? Then check out our SOLIDWORKS PDM Upgrade Checklist List #1: SOLIDWORKS Upgrade Checklist (Standalone Version) Prepare Download required Service Pack install files…

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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 2017 Update Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Update FAQs

Get your SOLIDWORKS 2017 Update frequently asked questions answered below: SOLIDWORKS 2017 General Information SOLIDWORKS 2017 Installation SOLIDWORKS 2017 Standalone licensing SOLIDWORKS 2017 SolidNetWork Licensing (network/floating) licensing SOLIDWORKS 2017 Activation SOLIDWORKS 2017 Update General Information Review our SOLIDWORKS 2017 update general topic questions: How can I learn about the new features in SOLIDWORKS 2017? Visit…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Server Installation [UPDATED]

The SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard installation consists of three components, SQL Express, PDM Server and the PDM Clients. In this post we will install SQL Express and a SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Server Installation. To learn about the PDM Client installation read our next post. Installing SQL Express and the PDM Server PDM Standard is installed using the same Installation Manager…

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SolidNetWork License Manager Manual Activation

On some occasions when your server is not connected to the internet (temporarily or permanently) you have to execute a SolidNetWork License Manager manual activation. There are a few steps involved in order to properly activate the SNL manager: 1. Start the SNL Manager through Start > Programs > SOLIDWORKS version > SolidNetWork License Manager > SolidNetWork…

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SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager Troubleshooting

When you are SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager Troubleshooting there are a few steps that you have to take in order to investigate the problem. In this post I have outlined the steps in the recommended order, starting with the Server and then the Client: Server Side You have to make sure that your version of SNL Manager on the server is the same as…

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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 has been installed. On the other hand, if you install…

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