SOLIDWORKS Installation

SOLIDWORKS Installation procedure & best practice from certified experts

How to Activate a SOLIDWORKS Standalone License

Activate SOLIDWORKS

After you have installed SOLIDWORKS software you must activate the license for that computer before you can use it. If you disable a computer or move SOLIDWORKS software from one computer to another, you must deactivate the license to the license key server at Dassault Systèmes…

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How to Install SOLIDWORKS Software

SOLIDWORKS Installing

In this tech tip we provide an overview of how to install the SOLIDWORKS standalone desktop version, this process applies to SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional, or Premium software. There are many different types of SOLIDWORKS license available…network, online licensing etc., which we cover in other SOLIDWORKS…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Hardware Recommendations

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Hardware Requirements FAQs

Here is an overview of our current recommended SOLIDWORKS 2021 hardware / computer specs. The following gives details on specific hardware components.  However the entire system should be designed and assembled for optimal performance.  Custom machines can be a cheaper option, however selecting components individually…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Upgrade Checklist

SOLIDWORKS PDM Upgrade Checklist

NOTE: Upgrading PDM carries some risk. It’s your company’s IP contained in your vault. Javelin can perform your upgrade for you to ensure it’s done right with minimal down time and risk of data loss. Contact your Javelin sales account manager for a quote. If…

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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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Blank SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager

If you experience a blank SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager window while attempting to install your software this may be caused by either your local firewall blocking HTML files from rendering on screen or your Internet Browser settings. Solution #1: Unblock HTML files After unzipping the SOLIDWORKS Installation…

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How to change your SOLIDWORKS Installation

Change your SOLIDWORKS installation

Do you have a SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium license but you don’t see the SOLIDWORKS add-ins included with your licence when you go to Tools > Add-ins…? You may have chosen the wrong installation package when you installed SOLIDWORKS. In this tech tip I’ll show…

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Test deployment of an Administrative Image in SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS Administrative Image Test Deployment

New in SOLIDWORKS 2020 we have the ability to test ahead of the deployment of an administrative image and resolve any issues before the push.  Removing the need for multiple deployments, making installing and upgrading an easier more efficient process.  The test will complete the…

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SOLIDWORKS Standalone License Deactivation and Activation

SOLIDWORKS Standalone licenses (serial numbers beginning with 9000…) are locked to a specific computer and hardware ID.  At some point you may need to transfer the license off the current computer to allow for activation on another computer.  This can occur in a few scenarios….

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