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I have my own Solidworks 2014 Premium, I want to install Solidworks 2018 on same machine but installations wants to deactivate my old Simulation license! Help!

Question asked by Thiha Win on Aug 27, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 27, 2018 by Thiha Win

I travel between two countries every a few days and don't want to carry 2 laptops. I want to keep SW2014 and install SW2018 between two laptops (deactivate from one and reactive in other one with SW2014) so that I travel with 1 laptop only. Now I have to travel with 2 on the plane. Just try to install SW2018 on machine with SW2014 and at installation I get warning '...detected another version of SW with Simulation License and have to deactivate first.... yes/no..'. Not these word exactly since I don't fully recall but that was the general message.


So, I quit installation. Why is that please? I need SW2014 or older clients and SW2018 for newer clients and suppliers.


I don't have SW2014 dvd to install on SW2018 machine but I have 2018 discs to install on SW2014 machine.