I have never done it by email - so I am not familiar with the process you describe, but each new release has a new code.
Your instructor should have given you new code for 2017-1018 version.
The process we use is:
Fill out info as you describe (but with new code).
Download the install files.
Disable UAC and anti-virus.
Run in 30-day trial mode for several days to verify that all is working.
Activate student license.
Hi, sorry for the late reply.
This is the process that I have followed - I fill out all of the boxes in solidworks.com/sek apart from VAR Name (optional). I then download the 2017 installer, unzip it and open sldm.exe. However, when I reach the license code input screen (I have attached a screenshot of what I mean) I have nothing to input, as I haven't been emailed or anything with a code to put in this box. I seem to remember that last year when I did the same process with 2016, I was emailed automically by EducationDept@solidworks.com with a 'SOLIDWORKS Student Design Kit (2016-2017) - Download and Installation information' email - this included further instructions and a 24 character license code - my problem this time is that I haven't received this email, even after three days, during which I tried it three times, checking the email address was correct.
I understand that this is probably an issue to take up with whoever is behind EducationDept@solidworks.com, but I was just wondering if anyone else knew why this might be happening.
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Your school gives you that code.
So - your school gives you two numbers
the SEK ID number
the Serial Number