Is it possible for me to downgrade my license of solidworks 2014 sp5 premium to professional . I have had to upgrade my computer to windows 10 and o don't think 14 will work.
Please see this thread as using 2014 with Windows 10 was covered quite heavily. There are a few great suggestions from Ryan Dark on how to get rolling.
does solidworks 2014 work on windows 10
premium or professional - they still have same requirements for operating system.
check your other post - i've put possible solution for u
As Wojciech says, premium license and professional have same requirements. This should work without any problems for 2014.
When I'm home o will try an installation. Thanks
1-O3P697 wrote: Is it possible for me to downgrade my license of solidworks 2014 sp5 premium to professional .
Is it possible for me to downgrade my license of solidworks 2014 sp5 premium to professional .
(Aside from the fact that you do not have to do this to proceed in your situation,) the answer is no. You cannot alter a license's tier. I asked. At least that's what I know of it.
The VAR i talked to did offer to reduce tier, so i guess it depends on your situation and the size of the company maybe.
I agree with the others.
You can talk to your reseller (VAR) and see if they can work out a deal with you.
My point was that I asked my VAR and was unable. They could sell a lesser one anew.
What if you ask your VAR to Remove your Premium and add a professional license? Is that so much different than an actual downgrade?
Yes. They can do that by you buying a professional license.
Don't like more expensive thing? Let it go to waste and throw money at new lesser license. New.
Of course they can offer you a new pro licence on for exchange for the premium. So I would be on a lesser subs fee but it's cancelled out by having to buy another licence. Yeh that would make complete sence to DS shareholders. The problem with DS on solidworks is they are completely inflexible when it comes to organising an upgrade. Freelancers struggle alot with this lack of support on the subs side. Very frustrating , but it will be exactly the same in another 10 years . They are in it to make money and that's that
Just to let anyone know i finally managed to install SW 2014 SP2 onto my computer. Clean install completely, and updated video driver from Dell for my M6800, which helped massively!, my VAR help as much as he could as i was not on subscriptions. I was taken back a little and said that it would cost me £6,700 to get back onto subs. Apparently this is because of the 2016 game changer that if anyone drops out of subs they will have to pay a development fee for the years they have been off subs. Pointless going on about that, would just like SW to know that over the years i have been learning SW and certified to cswp, i really enjoy it. But ive just been priced out of the market, so thats why im happy that 2014 SP2 works on windows 10, with no loss in performance that i can see. Even with all visual stuff going on. Thank god. Also thank god for the forum and you tube. My nice VAR did give me a 2015 SP5 which i might have a go at installing as that probably was most definitely a driver issue when viewing on large monitors. SW was fine on a laptop screen as 17" . Anyway, many thanks for the help .
That's Windows problem. Even SW2020 won't help much.
Set monitor to 2.5k.
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