5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 12, 2018 8:14 AM by Les Blahut

    Solidworks says this student edition has expired but I just installed it.

    Curtis Ball

      I installed Solidworks 2018/2019 on my desktop and was told that my activation count was exceeded. I don't think that's actually the case since other students have done the installation and activation before and after I had this error. It also says my activation expired on 10/7/18. I had the same error on my laptop, but then it just went away and now the license says its good until next year. Unfortunately my laptop is barely powerful enough to run Solidworks, which is why I was installing on my desktop. I have tried uninstalling completely, down to removing the reg key entries, and still have the same error. I have read the forum posts, but nothing has helped. I don't find a way to contact Dasault for this issue and my school hasn't been helpful either. I need to get this working for a class project due in 4 weeks so it is rather urgent that I get this fixed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

       

      Curtis

        • Re: Solidworks says this student edition has expired but I just installed it.
          Xy Light

          My guess is that you didn't deactivated your license from your laptop

          • Re: Solidworks says this student edition has expired but I just installed it.
            Kevin Chandler

            If this depends on a curriculum requirement then get the school involved.

            SW won't generally listen directly to students, only education "officials".

             

            Press the issue or don't...and fail your course.

             

            Kevin C.

            • Re: Solidworks says this student edition has expired but I just installed it.
              Frederik Herløw

              You need to contact your reseller (VAR), but since its a student version, i would contact your professor or IT administrator.

              The activation codes, have some how been used too many times.

              I had the same problem and it took one phonecall to fix it.

              • Re: Solidworks says this student edition has expired but I just installed it.
                Xy Light

                Again i suspect that you di'dint diactivated your license from your laptop.

                My adivice is that:

                 

                Recommended:

                     Install your solidworks again in your laptop use your serial number then connect to the internet so that you can recover your activation (pray that it will work since you remove the registration key entries). If it works then you can safety deactivate your license from your laptop. Now try to activate your desktop.

                 

                Option 2: (Last resort)

                     Give a call in your var to deactivate your license which is tied to your Hard Drive. The back draw of this which i do not recommend is that once the SW license was Force deactivated by solidworks people. You cannot install solidworks forever in your laptop unless you will change your hard drive.

                 

                I know this because i have an issue of our server that the harddrive  failed. I contacted our var and the send me a letter that i signed that i can no longer install solidworks in my machine.  So if you want to install solidworks in your laptop again you need to change your hard drive/ssd/m.2

                • Re: Solidworks says this student edition has expired but I just installed it.
                  Les Blahut

                  I had the same problem and found the following solution on-line . . . . it worked for me:

                   

                  I was able to get my Student Edition Solidworks functional. All I had to do was re-activate my license using an app in the Solidworks directory. Before you do this, make sure your SN has been entered using modify option in Windows Add/Remove programs.

                   

                  Here's what I did:

                   

                  1. Open a folder in windows and navigate to the Solidworks install directory. Should be something like "C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS".

                  2. Find the file called "swactwiz_s.exe" and double click on it. You should get a dialog that says "Solidworks Product Activation", select "Activate/Reactivate your product license(s)".

                  3. Click "Next", verify "Automatically over the internet (recommended)" is checked.

                  4. Click "Next", this should show your contact and school (EAA for us) information.

                  5. If that's all correct, click next. The app should connect to Solidworks and re-activate your license.

                   

                  Hope this works for you.

                   

                  Regards,

                  kmonroe