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2016 on Mac (Virtualization issues)

Question asked by Ben Mitchell on Jan 5, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 17, 2016 by Matt Van Arsdale

Howdy!

 

I've been running for the past few years on 2012 Professional.  As I use this for "home and hobby" stuff it's never been worth it to me to be on support and stay current, but the recent changes to licensing policies made me buy a year of support to at least get to 2016.  (TBD whether I stay current past that.)

 

I use SolidWorks on both my home desktop, which is a Windows 7 machine, and on my laptop, which is a MacBook Pro.  On the MacBook I've run Windows 7 inside a VirtualBox VM without problems.

 

When I went to install 2016 on the MacBook I received an error stating:

Using a standalone license is not supported in this virtual environment.  You must use a SolidNetwork License.

 

I seriously hope this doesn't mean I won't be able to run SW2016 on my laptop without spending more money!  It hurt badly enough writing the check for a year of support.

 

Can anyone point me in the right direction to get rolling again?

 

-Ben

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