AnsweredAssumed Answered

Removed Student Edition, installed Commercial. Still have grad cap and “Student Edition”.

Question asked by David Lewis on Nov 12, 2020
Latest reply on Nov 12, 2020 by David Lewis

I had the Student Edition 2020-2021 installed, and I uninstalled it yesterday.


Through a commercial project, I now have Solidworks Connected 2021, including 3DExperience in a 3D modeler role (as well as other roles). I installed Solidworks through the 3DS portal, not using the regular setup app. I had to install Java, which was weird.


To make a long story short, Solidworks Connected 2021 is now labeled Academic and the files have a grad cap watermark. Every other user on the project does not have this problem. Clearly my PC is tagged somehow. How can I remove this so I can run the pro license that I’m supposed to have?

Could this be a clue? I noticed after the fact that it pointed to the SW2020 weldment profiles, and I had to change that in options. Should I just start deleting all previous SW data? FYI I have 2019 & 2020 student edition downloads on the machine. Where does all this stuff hide?