SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing

SOLIDWORKS License Buyers Guide

SOLIDWORKS license buyers guide

Need a SOLIDWORKS License? There are many varieties of SOLIDWORKS license available and they can be tailored to fit your needs.  This article discusses the different license types and will assist you in finding the best solution.  Contact our knowledgeable Technical Sales Team for more information. SOLIDWORKS License Types So what’s available?  To start off, SOLIDWORKS goes far beyond a simple CAD software.  Within the same interface you can validate your designs by simulating real-world conditions, store and manage your data efficiently, communicate your ideas, program your CNC machine, apply quality controls with inspection tools, and much more. There are two main categories of license to choose from: SOLIDWORKS Standalone License: If you have a designer that will always be using SOLIDWORKS on their computer, the Standalone license would be a good pick as it’s a license just for them. SOLIDWORKS Floating/Network License: If you have several designers but they…

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Transition your SOLIDWORKS Installation over to use SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing

Article #6 in our SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing series: STEP 1: Please review the following articles prior to making attempts to switch your SOLIDWORKS client installation over to the Online Licensing model: Introducing SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing Getting started with the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal Inviting users to participate in SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing Assigning SOLIDWORKS Products to Members using the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal Enable Online Licensing for your SOLIDWORKS Products STEP 2: Begin the process of transitioning your SOLIDWORKS installation over to Online Licensing by starting up SOLIDWORKS on the system (this is the system that had been previously deactivated and is installed using the identical serial number that the administrator has adjusted within the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal). SOLIDWORKS will prompt you to Activate. The Activation will fail with the following Error: Select “No” and allow SOLIDWORKS to close. STEP 3: Restart SOLIDWORKS: SOLIDWORKS now knows that it should present you with a…

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How to enable Online Licensing for your SOLIDWORKS Products

Article #5 in our SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing series: In the previous article we showed you how to Assign SOLIDWORKS Products to Members using the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal. Before a SOLIDWORKS user can make use of a SOLIDWORKS License attached to their SOLIDWORKS ID the Administrator will need to switch the licensing mode of the product, over to use “ONLINE LICENSING”. The steps to do this are as follows: STEP 1: Once your SOLIDWORKS Administrator has arrived at the main page of the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal, they may choose to search for the desired member in the “Members” list. Alternatively the product / user combination can also be searched by using the serial number of the product. STEP 2: Select the desired user from your list of Members within the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal STEP 3: Choose the product you wish to migrate to the “Online Licensing” mode from the list of…

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Assign SOLIDWORKS Products to Members using the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal

Article #4 in our SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing series: In our previous article we showed you how to Invite Users to participate in SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing. But before a SOLIDWORKS user can make use of their SOLIDWORKS ID to login to their SOLIDWORKS Products, an administrator will need to ensure that products have been assigned to that user. STEP 1: Begin by selecting the desired user from your list of Members within the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal STEP 2: The “member details” page will load, where you can VERIFY that you have selected the correct member (user). STEP 3: VERIFY that the license you intend to apply is set to “Online Licensing”. If the Online Licensing Column reads “Y” or “N” the SOLIDWORKS Product is still set to use the Machine Activation Mechanism and will not be available if logging into SOLIDWORKS using your SOLIDWORKS ID (That procedure may be found in…

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How to Invite Users to participate in SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing

Article #3 in our SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing series: In previous articles for this series we introduced SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing, and showed you how to get started with the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal. Before SOLIDWORKS can be assigned SOLIDWORKS assets within the SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing model, an administrator must “invite” the user to participate in online licensing for their organization. Please follow the steps below in order to invite additional members to participate in SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing STEP 1: After arriving at the main page of the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal, choose the “Members” selection within the page header and select the “Invite Member” link located at the top of the members list: STEP 2: As shown in the screenshot below start by entering the email address[es] associated with the SOLIDWORKS ID of the individual you wish to invite. Next specify the appropriate User Rights for the individual[s], proceed to refining the invitation…

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Getting Started with the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal

SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal

Take control of your SOLIDWORKS assets using the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal The SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal is an online service and management interface, where individuals who administrate any size group of SOLIDWORKS licenses can manage an organizations SOLIDWORKS assets.  The main focus of the Admin Portal is the management and control over the assignment of standalone SOLIDWORKS licenses. The Admin Portal is “In The Cloud” and accessible from anywhere online, which makes it easy for those responsible for SOLIDWORKS licenses to: Monitor all of an organizations SOLIDWORKS Assets Invite individual users to make SOLIDWORKS Assets accessible to them. Toggle the status of the ONLINE LICENSING MODEL for SOLIDWORKS ASSETS Appoint other users as LICENSE Administrators Revoke licenses from users In order to take advantage of the SOLIDWORKS ONLINE LICENSE model, an individual with a SOLIDWORKS ID will need to login and “declare” themselves to be the “Administrator” for an organizations assets….

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Introducing SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing!

SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing

This is the first article in our SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing Series, which also includes: Introducing SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing! Getting Started with the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal How to Invite Users to participate in SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing Assign SOLIDWORKS Products to Members using the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal How to enable Online Licensing for your SOLIDWORKS Products Transition your SOLIDWORKS Installation over to use SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing What is Online Licensing? For those of you that have ever encountered SOLIDWORKS License Activation Errors in the past, or require the flexibility to run a single SOLIDWORKS License on multiple systems, we have some great news to share! A new online licensing model is available for use within SOLIDWORKS 2018 and 2019! “SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing” allows you to tie one or multiple licenses of SOLIDWORKS to a SOLIDWORKS ID. Practically speaking this means that you can simply login to any SOLIDWORKS installation with your SOLIDWORKS ID and…

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