If I can remember correctly recently I saw a video saying that there is an option provided by SWX company to access your SWX from another computer without reinstalling it. I couldn’t find that video. Do you have any experience with such thing?
Maha Nadarasa wrote:What am I asking is, if I have a laptop, is it possible to access my SWX software in my desktop computer from my laptop?
Maha Nadarasa wrote:
What am I asking is, if I have a laptop, is it possible to access my SWX software in my desktop computer from my laptop?
The simplest thing to do is what Paul is trying to tell you. Install your seat of SWX on BOTH computers. This is perfectly legal and avoids the hassle of VPN/remote access/TeamViewer. The only thing you will have to do is deactivate your license on one computer so that you can then activate it on the other.
As Paul says it is best to verify the deactivation/activation works before leaving to take your laptop somewhere. In other words, if you are deactivating your license from your desktop so that you can activate it on your laptop then make sure to start SWX on the laptop to verify you were successful.
You have one free tool called Teamviewer try to see some videos but you can use from remote mode one SW application
Ruben Rodolfo Balderrama wrote: You have one free tool called Teamviewer try to see some videos but you can use from remote mode one SW application
Ruben Rodolfo Balderrama wrote:
Look a little....
Using teamviewer to control another computer - YouTube
Look for solidworks 2018 online licensing
Floating license, but beware there have been some issues with the license not de-activating.
Remote access, this will give you no installation option you are looking for.
You access your computer that has Solidworks on it remotely via a 3rd party or through VPN.
Floating license is the best opcion for secure works.....but he needs 2 licences for use that....Teamviewer it's free
Ruben Rodolfo Balderrama wrote: Floating license is the best opcion for secure works.....but he needs 2 licences for use that....Teamviewer it's free
I use a single seated license as a floating license in our shop..(I also use remote access as well from home or on my laptop.)
I am not sure who sold you on the you need 2 licenses to do it? Our VAR tried selling me on it for our application since we sometimes need a seat for our shop floor when we are reverse engineering a big assembly. It is easy enough to deactivate my license on my workstation and reactivate it on our shop floor computer. The key is you can never have 2 of the same license running at any given time together.
I do know they were hyping the checkout feature for licenses for 2018, I have not used it simply because even with the de-activation method I described above I sometimes have to do it 2 times to get it to work.(If I do it with my laptop I am sitting right by my workstation so I can verify the license structure is working correctly prior to leaving the building.)
You have to de-activate the one you are not going to use prior to using the second computer. It is manageable.
Getting back to Maha's original question I think he saw something that does not quite function in the realm of Solidworks. That is there is no direct remote access built into the software.
Read, Paul Said if you have a floating license it will possible but if you don't have it use Teamviewer
I can try free Teamviewer. I do not know the cost of floating license.
I have teamviewer here maybe we can make a online test and you can see if it will be fine for you....
Dennis and Paul are both correct, i do this all the time. Simply save your parts, models, or drawings on a server or usb or cloud. all you have to do is deactive and reactivate. literally takes 2 minutes.
Retrieving data ...