What is the differents between the SW License or Subscription ?
thank you all.
A SW License allows you to use SolidWorks.
Subscription allows access to updates, the next release and technical supporrt via the VAR (Value Added Reseller) network.
Thank you for the the response.
Kindly look on the attached linked for more details
Subscription Services | Support | SOLIDWORKS
Thank you for the link
License is the car you bought.
Subscription is the road tax and the car insurance.
Dave, what did you buy ? License and subscription ? I think I remember you saying your just using SW as a hobby ?
I just purchased the software outright (license) no subscription. I have SW2016 SP3 which has more functionality than I'll ever need just for hobby purposes.
Did you buy the Standard, or Professional or ?
Do you have to buy the Subscription in order to get the updates or patches etc ?
I have 'Premium' Frank, like I mentioned, way more capabilities than I'll ever master. Yes, you have to buy (annually) the subscription to be eligible to get the regular service packs (upgrades) and new releases. It also entitles you to VAR assistance. To me personally, this just didn't seem worth the money as firstly I'm travelling Australia so not always able to contact a VAR and secondly the software is for me to keep my brain active as I'm a night owl.........
If like most, my income depended on the software by any degree then perhaps my view on subscription would have a totally different bearing of course.
What are "New releases" ?
The yearly incremental change to the name
Subscription is access to the replacement parts so the engine works properly, and access to a driving instructor.
True if you want to be the first guy on the block with the new model.
But if you buy it after all the little niggles are ironed out the license alone should be sound.
Thank you much
Subscription is the annual service, tax and insurance and access to a mechanic on the phone.
However, if you miss just one service, this particular dealership will refuse to talk to you unless you pay for all the services on the schedule that you missed. Even if the steering fails on the interstate when its just over a year old, they are not going to help you and cannot be held liable.
The difference is that with a car you can just buy a Nissan or a General Motors instead of a Ford should that try that on.
In CAD its like moving to a different car and finding all the controls are randomly different, and that your ass wont actually fit in the seat without paying a few thousand dollars for it to be modified to fit you.
Even if you pay your annual service charges, you might still find they changed the gearbox in a way that means you cant drive it unless you buy a $2000 instruction course.
The car manufacturers sure missed a trick when they didn't make cars like that!
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