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2019-20 Student Edition on a Mac

Question asked by John Reinhard on Sep 13, 2019
Latest reply on Sep 25, 2019 by Pierre Le Grange

I know that SW is not supported on an Apple computer.   That said in the past students have been able to, even though it is not supported, run SW education edition on the MacBookPro laptops similar to the ways shown in the blog post and video--Run SOLIDWORKS on a Mac.  However now when they try to run it in a VM via Parallels or VMWare Fusion they get an error message saying that the standalone license will not work in an virtual environment.  I have since been told by our vendor that the standalone licenses will not work in a VM, only network licenses will.


So with that, I have three questions on behalf of my students that have a Apple MBP.  One, is what I have said above about student edition licenses not working in VMs correct?  Two, when registering for their student edition software can they request a network license instead of a standalone license?  Three, if the answer to q1 is yes and the answer to q2 is no, then is the only option left to students wanting to run the student edition on their Mac to run it in Boot Camp or is there another option I am over looking?