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How to change the Serial Number of a SOLIDWORKS Installation

Sometimes it may be necessary to change SOLIDWORKS serial number for your installation, for instance if you need to change from a standalone to a network based license, or if you have installed the wrong license (such as perhaps your coworker’s Premium license … ) on…

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SOLIDWORKS Administrative Images Setup Guide

The use of SOLIDWORKS Administrative Images is very helpful when you need to install SOLIDWORKS on multiple machines.  Once the Admin Image is created and customized, installing on each client machine does not require any setup.  Images are typically used with network licenses as each…

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How to prevent users from changing their SOLIDWORKS System Options

Lock SOLIDWORKS System Options

In my previous article I mentioned that while creating an Administrative Image with SOLIDWORKS 2017, you now have the ability to manage and lock SOLIDWORKS System Options. Below are the detailed steps that will allow you to exert control over which SOLIDWORKS system options can be modified by users…

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CAD Administrators Rejoice! With SOLIDWORKS 2017 you now have ultimate power in your SOLIDWORKS Universe!

SOLIDWORKS Setting Administration

The new SOLIDWORKS Setting Administration tool will give SOLIDWORKS 2017 CAD Administrators the ability to prevent users from changing their system options. FAIR WARNING: this is going to be the most inflammatory article that I will write this year… UPON READING THIS ARTICLE: YOU MAY…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Creating a Client Administrative Image

SOLIDWORKS Administrative Image location

A SOLIDWORKS Administrative Image can be created in order to deploy a SOLIDWORKS PDM client installation, with preset options. From Windows Start enter “Run” Enter the location of the SOLIDWORKS PDM setup.exe. The location will vary depending on whether you are installing the client from the original DVD, or…

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