OK, have been paying for updates for the past 10 years.
Being a small business owner/engineer, I have always had the need to utilize Solidworks at my office at the day and many times at home at night in order to complete projects. I always was able to have both locations active as I am the only one using the software. I can't use it in both location as I am one person and can only be physically one place at a time.
I know that as of last year, solidworks will not allow both locations to each have an active copy on my computer. So, I have been 'deactivating' at my office before I leave and activating at home later that night.
So, tonight I need to get some work done. I OWN SOLIDWORKS! I am not able to activate it at home. So, I thought maybe I forgot to deactivate at my office. I drove down there and guess what....It is not activated. So, I came back home to check again. It will not reactivate. And, it shows no active licenses. I have restarted my computer a number of times now. What a complete pain in the A**! For an awesome piece of software, what a crappy activation method and policy. Deeply disappointed and looking at online options.
Great software when I can use it