5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 11, 2016 8:31 AM by Wojciech Paterski

    Visualize 2017

    Cristian Popescu

      Hi everyone,


      I noticed that you can install the 2017 version from SW Installation Manager and my question here is:

      I can install SW on a machine and Visualize on different one?

      Because this was the major advantage of the software in 2016 version.


        • Re: Visualize 2017
          Sindre Sorhus



          You still have this option in 2017 to install Visualize on a separate machine.

          The difference is that the installation is integrated with the rest of SolidWorks, and that you now will have an additional serial number for Visualize, not using the same as SolidWorks anymore (from 2017 verision and beyond).




            • Re: Visualize 2017
              Wojciech Paterski

              is this thing with Visualize serial number, even for the basic version? if so - where do we get that serial? from var?

                • Re: Visualize 2017
                  Deepak Gupta

                  A Visualize Standard serial number will be automatically added to the “My Products” section of the Customer Portal for all Subscription customers when SolidWorks 2017 enters SP0.0 on October 10th.

                  Source: SolidWorks Visualize Integration will Cause Activation Headaches

                    • Re: Visualize 2017
                      Bill Toft

                      I got this email from my VAR today:


                      For Visualize Standard 2017 and beyond, an additional serial number is required to activate the complimentary seat of Visualize Standard.

                      From October 19th, 2016, and once you have upgraded to SOLIDWORKS 2017, this new additional serial number for eligible users can be found by logging into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal and clicking "My Products.” Once you have copied this new Visualize Standard serial number, launch ‘Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features,’ select SOLIDWORKS Visualize, and click ‘Change’ at the top. Paste this new serial number in the Serial Number screen, for the SOLIDWORKS Visualize product.

                      Using your SOLIDWORKS CAD Professional or Premium serial number will no longer activate a complimentary seat of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard 2017 and beyond.

                      During this serial number transition, there will be a week of downtime without access to your complimentary seat of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard. This downtime is projected from October 10th, 2016 through October 18th, 2016. To avoid any downtime, delay your upgrade to SOLIDWORKS 2017 products until October 19th, 2016.

                      If you have given this complimentary seat of Visualize Standard to someone else in your company, please send them the new serial number and these instructions so they can continue to access Visualize Standard.


                      So this seems to be a bad week for Visualize Standard users to upgrade to SW2017.