I was told by my reseller that I could buy 1 license of SolidWorks and then partner that up with the SolidNetWork license to give 3 different users on up to 5 different computers the ability to run the program.
If I understand the licensing correctly, many different computers can run it if installed, but not at the same time.
IF you want concurrent users you must have a license for each one.
When SW fires up, it checks the license server to see if one is free. If it is, you're in. If not, you're out of luck till the other user closes.
Andy is correct. You can install SolidWorks on multiple computers but 1 license means only one computer can run it at a time. Either you misunderstood what your reseller told you or they really messed up the explanation of how licensing works.
In case you need more clarification.
1. I don't think there's a limit on how many times you can download the installer
Having said that, I don't see why you would need to download it several times because you can choose to download it once and store it on your own server or copy it to other machines
2. One license = one user. There isn't a commercial program around that works differently.
3. Network license doesn't mean you get more licenses but simply means that the license isn't a standalone = not bound to a particular machine. Instead, as Andy Sanders mentioned, any computer (= user) can use the license but only as many users as you have network licences.
4. If you meant that you have 1 SW network license and that you have bought one additional license then it means that you can have 2 users maximum.
If however that second license isn't added to the network license then the second license will only be available on the machine that you installed it on
Thank you all for your feedback! It appears my reseller and I were not on the same page. It did seem a little too good to be true.
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