• Student Edition's license is about to expire.

    My Solidworks Student Edition's license is about to expire in 15 to 20 days. Can i extend this license for a year or more??
    Usama Ali
    last modified by Usama Ali
  • File Locations in Settings file

    I'm preparing a settings file to include with the admin image for a new major version of SolidWorks.  Under File Locatons, I've changed some to point to our shared locations but some point to either my Documents ...
    John Dockstader
    last modified by John Dockstader
  • Problem activating Visualize licenses at "My Solidworks Products"

    Hello, we are a SOLIDWORKS Solution Partner and should be eligible to use Visualize Standard and / or Visualize Pro with our existing SOLIDWORKS licenses according to our Partner agreement. Unfortunately, in our "My S...
    Ralph Mueller
    last modified by Ralph Mueller
  • Why my newly installed SW 2018 doesn't launch?

    Last night downloaded and installed new 2018 SW. Doesn't launch! Not even a message about why it can't launch.  Just a dead icon.   I have been using the pre-release 2018 for a few months with no problem, b...
    Tim White
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  • How to change 2019 installation from student to professional license?

    I now have the license code for the professional version for the place I work at now. Do I have to redownload SW or can I just deactivate the student license to my current version and apply the new one?   EDITED...
    Lamour Atkins
    last modified by Lamour Atkins
  • System Manufacturer and Model are not recognized even though computer is certified by SW

    Hello,   I recently got a Dell Precision 5530 for work with the NVIDIA Quadro P2000 graphics card and it is certified on SW here: http://www.solidworks.com/pages/services/VideoCardTesting.html   I download...
    Jeanette Numbers
    last modified by Jeanette Numbers
  • Licence serveur VPN

    Bonjour,   j'ai mon pc de licence sur lequel j'ai installé un serveur Vpn , depuis mon client j'arrive a pinger le serveur mais je n'arrive pas à récupérer une licence comment faire &...
    Rai Sylvestre
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    When SOLIDWORKS 2020 BETA is COMING?   When it is releasing? solidworks beta weloveit solidworks2020beta
    Abhay Sengar
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  • Do online licensing ask an active maintenance to be activated?

    I don't find an official information about the need (or not) to have an active maintenance (subscription) to switch a standalone CAD license to online licensing.   Is an active maintenance mandatory?   Tha...
    Francesco Veroni
    last modified by Francesco Veroni
  • Switching from Standalone License to Network License

    My company has 4 SW users, 3 onsite and 1 offsite, all with Standalone Licenses. The 3 onsite users have SW Professional. The offsite user has SW Premium and SW Flow Simulation, and will be getting SW Composer soon....
    Sarah Dwight
    last modified by Sarah Dwight
  • Windows userser rights on PCs

    Hi all, i got questions about windows user rights on PCs  for "normal" working environment. Is there a list or something in that way from SW that i can send to my IT ? Has someone experience or infor...
    Antonio Cavka
    last modified by Antonio Cavka
  • Transferring the License from a Crashed System

    One of the system in my workspace got crashed which had solidworks activated in it. Now I cannot access Windows so how to disable or deactivate the license from that system and log on to it on another computer without...
    Kirti Mistry
    last modified by Kirti Mistry
  • Manual Downloads and the SolidWorks Installation Manager

    The SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager performs a number of purposes; Identifies what software and version(s) are installed. Checks for updates to installed software. Identifies required system pre-requisites nee...
    Greg Jankowski
    last modified by Greg Jankowski
  • License Report Tool

    Hi all,   As the SNL log file is difficult to read and organize. So, I have just developed a free license report tool to help Company to analysis the license utilization status in real time mode. It is still in...
    Win Lai
    last modified by Win Lai
  • Windows explorer does not show the file type, but only "SolidWorks Application"

    Dear community   After installing SW2019, my windows explorer does not show what kind of file type it is (e.g. .STEP, .x_t etc), but only says "SldWorks 2019 Application". Anyone who knows how i can change this...
    Klaus Falk Hansen
    last modified by Klaus Falk Hansen
  • What is my PC's bottleneck?

    Starting to get into larger assemblies and the PC is having some issues keeping up. What is weird is that I can rotate the entire model just fine, but then some times, it just freezes up for 1-2 seconds, then gets ba...
    Boris Ostrovskiy
    last modified by Boris Ostrovskiy
  • Solidworks 2019 Admin image directing install to wrong folder?

    I set up an Admin Image to install Solidworks 2019 SP3.0, with most users set to uninstall the latest version and perform a new installation in 'C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS 2019'.  Users are reporting that the in...
    David Hinners
    last modified by David Hinners
  • Solidworks Instability Cost our Company $35k Last Year

    We just heard from our bean counters. We have a in-distributed work order we have to log into when we are have solidworks software issues. Our accounting dept just reported to us that we has just over $35,000 dollars ...
    Tim Smith
    last modified by Tim Smith
  • password protection for solidworks

    Hi Can i give password protection to my solidwork software . so no one can open solidworks  from my PC.     Thanks   Raj
    Raj Chorghe
    last modified by Raj Chorghe
  • SNL on a Cloud server

    We have a few offices using Solidworks in different cities. We need to access to SNL from those remote workplace. Can I install SNL on a Cloud Server (Amazon Web Services, for exanple)? I've already created instance E...
    Timur Kairalapov
    last modified by Timur Kairalapov