i want to upgrade solidworks 2017 to solidworks 2019 sp4. how can i go for that.
Contact your VAR.
You need to be on yearly subscription to upgrade.
Just pay your money to the man, and do it!
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What kind of license do you have ?
If it is a student license, are you still in College? You have to be a student (or member of the EAA) to qualify for a student license.
If it is a network license at the company you work for your Cad Administrator must do it and it would probably be upgraded for all users - and you must be on subscription.
If it is a standalone - is it your personal copy or Companies copy that you use at work?
Again, if it is a company copy - and the company uses more than 1 seat, you would probably want to upgrade all seats so the documents created with be interchangeable.
Do you have a VAR? (are you on subscription?)
I have a student licence as well as professional licence of solidworks 2017.
Contact Solidworks Education License Support for Student license.
Contact Solidworks Reseller in your area for Professional license.
Both will be available for download online.
Maybe the OP is after the versions you get for about $120 but getting specific SP is not easy. That would be my guess if you already have a professional version but you don't know how to upgrade it.
If you bought the professional version via normal route you would know how it works.
In that case 2019SP4 is $100.
Free if you know where to look.
Anyway if OP is not on subscription, 2019 will not be available for download.
Frederick Law wrote: In that case 2019SP4 is $100.Free if you know where to look. Anyway if OP is not on subscription, 2019 will not be available for download.
Frederick Law wrote:
Very expensive if you get caught with the $100 version - and it may not even work.
Trial version is free. Works for 30 days. Right there on Solidworks website.
Same files as full version.
Rick McDonald wrote: Very expensive if you get caught with the $100 version - and it may not even work.
Rick McDonald wrote:
Usually it'll cost as much as a new license for each computer..
What I was really meaning - by saying:
"Very expensive if you get caught with the $100 version - and it may not even work."
is that a $100 version is either hacked or cracked or stolen (but in any of these forms is illegal) and if you get caught using illegal software you can be prosecuted or fined and it will cost a lot more than $100.
Usually the company want to get another customer.
Instead of another lawsuit.
Usually the company is not too hard on people who brought a cheap copy because they are victim also.
They will work with the victim to resolve the issue.
Of course if they have proof someone was using 100 copies illegally for 10 year, they might want more then 1000 licenses.
And you know this how?
Pirating software is frowned upon by most companies.
If you buy a fully operational version of Solidworks for $100, you know damn well you're buying a pirated, or illegal copy.
Know how to use a weapon doesn't mean one is a killer.
Of course I will not provide any proof that I had or knew anyone used pirated anything
And nobody is required to believe anything I said
How often you heard someone went to court and the case was dropped with undisclosed amount of money?
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