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Tech tips and articles for using the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager

The Last Step to Update the SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Server

When updating SOLIDWORKS that has been installed using a floating, network license the latest version, many users will forget the very last step, re-activating the SolidNetWork License Manager Server. This needs to be done  so that the SolidNetWork License Manager Server can communicate with the…

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Moving The SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager

Moving SOLIDWORKS License Manager

When it comes time to migrate to new servers, moving the SolidNetwork License Manager Server for your SOLIDWORKS software can be a daunting to idea.  Dozens or even hundreds of users will be affected by the move. However, following these steps will help to ensure…

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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 2019 Downloads Faster and with Greater Success

As SOLIDWORKS provides new tools and products to make your design process easier and faster, the SOLIDWORKS 2019 download size has inevitably got larger.  Yet computer technology is also increasing.  Hard drives have more capacity and internet speeds are increasing at the speed of light…

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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…

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How to find your SOLIDWORKS 2016 Installation Log files

The support team here at Javelin will often request the installation log files from customers who are experiencing issues with their SOLIDWORKS Installation.  These logs will assist us in determining the corrective actions required for an installation to proceed. Prior releases made it a tad…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Installation Manager

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Installation Manager

The SOLIDWORKS 2016 Installation Manager is different from previous releases. Separately purchased SOLIDWORKS add-ins are now grouped under expandable menus. Once the menu has been expanded, a serial number can be entered for the required add-in. Product Selection Under product selection you can choose which products…

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Repairing SOLIDWORKS with the Installation Manager Step-by-step Guide

If you encounter problems with an installed SOLIDWORKS product (e.g. SOLIDWORKS Premium, Simulation, PDM, Inspection, Electrical etc.) you can use the repairing SOLIDWORKS tool in the Installation Manager to repair the installation of the product. Here are the steps for repairing SOLIDWORKS: Step 1.  Make sure you have…

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Troubleshooting the SolidWorks Installation Manager Download

In order to provide the latest available service packs and current media to customers, SolidWorks has introduced the SolidWorks Installation Manager.  The SolidWorks Installation Manager provides an automated method to download all required installation files to a single folder.  If bandwidth is a concern, you should only need to download the entire installation fileset once per service pack, and then share it among the user base in your organization.  The set of files required for the entire installation process is usually around 5.5 GB and service packs are released 4 to 5 times a year.  With the downloaded fileset residing on a server or burned to a DVD, you can then use them to distribute the service pack as needed. In some instances, the security…

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