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SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager Troubleshooting (SNL)

A SOLIDWORKS network license requires a network connection between the server and client machines.  The server runs the SolidNetWork License Manager service and client machines must verify a connection and available licenses from the server before SOLIDWORKS will open.  Communication errors are commonly found on…

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SOLIDWORKS Upgrade Checklist

SOLIDWORKS Upgrade Checklist

Having a plan before upgrading SOLIDWORKS is important to ensure a smooth rollout. This article provides a checklist of items to prepare prior to clicking ‘Install Now’.   NOTE: Detailed Installation guides can be found on our technical support website NOTE: Need to upgrade 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 >…

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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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SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Where do I download SolidNetwork (SNL) Manager?

If you are using a network license manager and you are planning to upgrade your SOLIDWORKS, the first step is to upgrade your SolidNetwork License (SNL) Manager on your server. You can upgrade SNL Manager while client machines are running SOLIDWORKS product. However, in some cases…

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