SOLIDWORKS Serial Number

How to obtain and manage a SOLIDWORKS Serial Number

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 your system. To change the serial number that your SOLIDWORKS installation is using for it’s licensing you do not need to completely uninstall SOLIDWORKS and you don’t have to hack your Windows registry, you can change it directly through the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager. Steps to change SOLIDWORKS serial number Step 1.  If you are currently using a standalone SOLIDWORKS license and changing to a different standalone serial number, or changing to a network license serial number, first launch SOLIDWORKS and from the Help menu select “Deactivate License”.  This step is not necessary if you are changing from a network license serial number to a standalone serial number. Step 2.  If…

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How to change SOLIDWORKS serial numbers through the Windows Registry

While providing technical support for SOLIDWORKS, I come across a lot of cases where users have to change SOLIDWORKS Serial numbers. The preferred method of changing a serial number is through the SOLIDWORKS Installation manager. However, if the installation was completed using an “Administrative Image” then the serial number cannot be changed through the Installation manager. Either it has to be done by the IT administrator from the machine end where the admin image was created/deployed from; or it could be done on the client machine through the registry editor. Note: You will require admin privileges to access Registry editor. Follow the steps below to modify the serial number through Windows registry: STEP 1: Open the Registry Editor Window through Windows search > Type Regedit > Right click and run it as an administrator. STEP 2: Browse to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolidWorks\Licenses\Serial Numbers STEP 3: The SOLIDWORKS key to the right displays the SOLIDWORKS serial…

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SOLIDWORKS Free Trial now available through MySolidWorks

Using SOLIDWORKS Online

Interested in a SOLIDWORKS Free Trial? Now, for the first time, you can try the SOLIDWORKS Online Premium Edition (with Model-Based Definition and Visualize Professional) anywhere, anytime, on any device through MySolidWorks (no download, installation, or serial number required!). Announced at SOLIDWORKS World, anyone now has the ability to obtain a free online trial of SOLIDWORKS software on the MySolidWorks platform. MySolidWorks allows you to try the software online, and includes 100s of free training videos for you to learn how to get started. Watch the video below to learn more: Getting the SOLIDWORKS Free Trial STEP 1: First go to my.solidworks.com/try-solidworks and select the JOIN button to create a free SOLIDWORKS online account — and follow the steps in the browser to create a new online account. Alternatively if you already have a MySolidWorks account just pick the LOG IN button and log in as normal. STEP 2: After creating a new account or logging in, you just…

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How do I find my SOLIDWORKS Serial Number, Version, and Service Pack information?

SOLIDWORKS Serial Number

What is my SOLIDWORKS serial number? Which SOLIDWORKS version and service pack am I currently running? You may have asked yourself these questions, or needed to know the answer in order to receive technical support or run an upgrade. This blog post will show you how to find the SOLIDWORKS system information for your current installation. NOTE: If you are looking for a serial number for a free trial of SOLIDWORKS then click here » From the SOLIDWORKS Help Menu You should start SOLIDWORKS, select the Help menu and then pick “About SOLIDWORKS…” as shown in the figure below. The About SOLIDWORKS dialog will be displayed where you can find all the information about your SOLIDWORKS package, either Standard, Professional, or Premium; and also the version and service pack numbers. By clicking on the “Show Serial Number” link your SOLIDWORKS serial number will appear. From the Registry Editor In case for any reason, SOLIDWORKS does not load up you can still find your serial number from the Registry Editor. Click the Windows Start button and Run “regedit”….

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Use SOLIDWORKS CAD Admin Dashboard to Find Serial Numbers

CAD administrators often need to review license usage and identify SOLIDWORKS serial numbers within their network.  Serial number of a SOLIDWORKS installation can be found in Help > About SOLIDWORKS.  In a large CAD department, checking each machine can be time-consuming.  The SOLIDWORKS CAD Admin Dashboard is a quick and easy way to view serial numbers of the SOLIDWORKS installations within the same network. The CAD Admin Dashboard is accessible from the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal.

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Hate Retyping SOLIDWORKS Serial Numbers for a “clean” installation? Back them up!

DISCLAIMER: The procedures in the following article require access and edits to the windows registry. Any such edits are at your own risk and should only be attempted under the advisement and direction of your IT professional. If you are uncomfortable with executing the procedures below please seek assistance. It is advised to back up your registry and any valued data before making any changes to the system registry. Javelin Technologies assumes no responsibility for any consequences, unintended or otherwise resulting from changes made to the system or the system registry. Depending on the SOLIDWORKS products that you have in your repertoire, it can become a bit of a chore to re-enter all of the 24-digit SOLIDWORKS serial numbers for each individual SOLIDWORKS product that you would like to install on your system. Reentry of your SOLIDWORKS serial numbers for a new installation is but a double-click away…if you have taken…

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