There is a situation that i want to installed Solidworks Professional & Solidworks Standard with Individual Serial no. for both Packages on a single System as a Stand alone licence.
I think best option for you would be installing them under different user account on the machine.
I have tried out this solution but it doesn't work as when i create different user it will directly come up with solidworks loaded.
Here we have both installed on our computers, the way it was explained to me and what I understand is SW looks at the features being used. If the primary computer needs a certain feature from professional, then the secondary computer can't use that feature, then if the primary computer is finished with that feature then it's available to the secondary computer.
A co-worker tried to do this on his home laptop but his versions were from different years. He had an older version that the sub. had run out on a few years back and was not renewed. Then he installed the newer version that we have at work (with a different serial number).
He found that the older version now shows as having the same serial number as the new one (the old number that was originally on the old version was replaced). Both versions work (not at the same time) but show the same S/N.
He did install both versions on the same user account - so separating them as Wojciech Paterski said may have prevented this
I am also interested in the final answers to this question as I was about to search and / or ask the same thing.
The reason I am interested in this answer is that I will have my home license of the 2015 version I use at work (but the sub. ended in 2015) and we have another work system that has a current subscription - so it can run 2016 - (but we run 2015 for compatibility with our other work licenses) and I want to try 2016 at home so I don't mess up the work systems. But I also do some work with 2015 at home so I want to keep them separate.
I am upgrading my old home Vista system to a new system (finally) - and even though I will only use SW occasionally on it, I am building it to be good (but not over the top) system for SW so that it will be compatible and last me for years before it becomes obsolete.
My plan is a I7 processor, 16 gig system memory, SSD primary drive, 2 or 3 tera HD. I am now looking at the video cards and targeting the Nvida K2200 (but also looking at the K1200 or M2000) - still not decided. Then I have to find where to get the parts or have it built.
Micro center doesn't have the cards and there may be a form factor size issue - so still searching.
You can only have one SolidWorks serial number on a machine at a time. This is machine specific, not user specific, so creating another Windows profile will not solve this issue.
Registry hacks will work. Running a regedit file for each serial number for the version of SolidWorks you wish to use.
Jaymin Chavda wrote: There is a situation that i want to installed Solidworks Professional & Solidworks Standard with Individual Serial no. for both Packages on a single System.
Jaymin Chavda wrote:
There is a situation that i want to installed Solidworks Professional & Solidworks Standard with Individual Serial no. for both Packages on a single System.
I am assuming you have an SNL license server and do not want to tie up Pro features when Standard is all you need. Just install the Pro version and turn off any add-ins that are for the Pro license. Only turn on the Pro add-ins when needed and turn off when done. That will free up those add-ins for other users.
This has always caused issues for me. When I was a student, tried to install the student version on my work pc along with professional version. Doing it under different users caused issues. Professional version started to act weird. Back in the Windows XP mode days, I would run the student version under Windows XP mode. Separate operating system, kind of.
If somebody is still interessted at a solution of installing two SW version at one pc.
Try to install the second SW version in a virtaul pc. (Download Windows Virtual PC from Official Microsoft Download Center)
This should solve the problems with the double registration of SW
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