Hi Jose, there is no new feature in SolidWorks 2019, that will help with your situation. However, SolidWorks has had network licensing available for quite some time. From what you describe, it
sounds like you have a standalone (machine-locked) license. You can convert this to a network license, and then SolidWorks will behave just like Altium (shutting down SolidWorks on one computer immediately makes it available for use on another computer)
There is a one-off conversion fee however,
you can find out more information from your VAR.
Hope that helps
Have you tried Online Licensing? It was released to the user base in 2018 SP2.0 and allows you to attach your license to a set of login credentials instead of manual activation/deactivation. You would then just login to whichever machine you wish to use at the time and the license would be moved there. This does require a consistent internet connection to these machines though.
If you are using version 2018 and a standalone license then your license already does this.
OK, I tried the Online Licensing as portrayed by the video, but it still does not work. It continues to ask me to activate the license even when my.solidworks.com has the license as "Online Licensing". Maybe it needs to propagate or something so I will try a little later to see if it works. The video is very well put together and makes it seems super easy, so I am wondering if I am missing a step...
Sometimes that happens. Trydoing the following in order to force the license system into Online Licensing:
1. Browse to ‘C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet’
2. Delete all files that start with 'SW_D'
3. Activate (double click to run) the .REG key linked below
4. Open the new SOLIDWORKS session
Windows Registry Key to force Online Licensing: https://goengineer.sharefile.com/d-s38793d38907458fb
This should rectify online licensing for the machine this is run upon.
This worked marvelously, thank you very much!