My Solidworks Student Edition's license is about to expire in 15 to 20 days. Can i extend this license for a year or more??
If you are still a student you can purchase another student license when it expires. I think you can only get a 1 year license, so it has to be repurchased every year.
Are you saying that I would have to pay for this now? because I got it free for the past one year..
Where did you get it for free?
More information is needed.
I downloaded it from the Solidworks website, and the serial number was with it.. But it was only valid for a year..
Usama Ali wrote:... and the serial number was with it..
Usama Ali wrote:
... and the serial number was with it..
I don't understand this part of your statement.
Usually you get your student license serial number from you instructor, not from SolidWorks.
Can you ask your instructor to join this discussion?
Well! I didn't get it from my instructor. I downloaded Solidworks 2016-17 from solidworks official website(registered myself as a Student) , and before downloading started, it showed me a page where Serial No. was given, I took a screenshot of that page and activated my Solidworks after installing it on my system(by using that Serial No.). But , as I said, it was only valid for a year, and now it's giving me reminders that you've 15 days left for this Serial No. to expire. All I am asking is for a solution to extend this license or to get a new one.
1-976ERLY wrote: ... All I am asking is for a solution to extend this license or to get a new one.
... All I am asking is for a solution to extend this license or to get a new one.
If your school has valid subscription - you can get free student license from your instructor.
Can you just download it again and re-register as a student?
Have you done this?
Me or the OP? I've never had a student version of anything...unless you include text books :-)
You, you are the one who made the suggestion.
My students have been using SolidWorks Student License for many years.
I give them their serial number for free use.
I give them a step-by-step document on the download, install and registration process.
I suggested it as something he might try...with a question mark at the end. I have no idea how student version work but if he said he downloaded it and registered as a student I have no reason to doubt that that is what he did. My suggestion was to try the same thing again and see if that works for him.
Do you want me to download again the 10GB+ Setup??
If that is what you did the first time then that is what I would try again this time. Downloading 10GB and reinstalling seems like a small price to pay for something everyone else is paying 4K plus for.
The problem is, when i first downloaded the setup, I had an internet connection with 30-40Mbps speed. But, now the internet which I am working hardly goes upto 2Mbps(and it would take weeks to complete the downloading).
Unless your 2Mbps is entirely broken it will not take that long to download 10GB's, hours, yes, weeks, no.
J. Mather wrote: Usama Ali wrote:... and the serial number was with it.. I don't understand this part of your statement.Usually you get your student license serial number from you instructor, not from SolidWorks.Can you ask your instructor to join this discussion?
J. Mather wrote:
I don't know if this is what he is talking about though.
Whenever you download - you should opt to download the install files (like having a DVD in hand) rather than using the web installer. This goes for any license type. Once and done!
Of course, this isn't going to permit violation of 1yr student license by trying to re-install.
1yr = 365 days
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