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Network License Options?

Question asked by Paul Hammerstrom on Jul 19, 2011
Latest reply on May 3, 2013 by Jerry Steiger

Hi all,


I am new to solidworks. I have used Pro/E for the past 12 years so I have some Cad experience I have been on Solidworks for about a month now. I started using this because one of my clients recently purchased it. I am trying to get things set up for them. So I'm sure I will have a bunch of questions. Right now I am trying to figure out the licensing. They have Solidworks installed on three different machines, When I went to install it on a fourth machine I had to transfer one of the licenses to the fourth machine. The fourth machine is actually the CAD server which will be hosting the vault for workgroup PDM. So I did some research and it seemed like we could go to a network license where the server would use FlexLM to distribute the licenses on an as needed basis. In talking with our reseller they say it will cost $2,000 to upgrade to a network license. Is there another way to get around the transfer of licenses with something like dongles (currently there are no dongles being used). It would be a lot easier if we could just swap a dongle from one machine to another rather than transfer a license every time we needed one. $2,000 is a bit pricey as this is a small company.