I need to be able to work from home with the office licence. With Autodesk inventor comes a homework license, is it the same with solidworks?
Yes but it is applicable to certain countries/regions only. Please speak to your VAR for more details.
If your license is activation based (not network) you will be able to transfer the activation between your work and home PCs.
I need to use my home PC to do some work. I know that I can transfer my standalone licence to my home PC, but what would happen if I forget deactivate licence on my home machine - would I be able to use SW at work? Would it automatic deactivate my licence at home and transfer to work machine?
No you'll have to do that. You may remote login into your home machine and transfer license.
Can I still get Home Licence in the UK?
Yes you can but you will need a company director to write to your VAR to confirm it is for home use and not an extra seat.
I, as well as others at the office, have our seats installed on both our home and office computers.
I check with my VAR first and then also with a DSS person on-line (several years ago) and both confirmed it was fine to be on 2 computers - providing it was only being used on one at a time.
We have never had any issues, but also only use one (home or office) application at any time.
I installed on the system at home and used my same individual (not network) license number (with the office application not running) and had no problems installing and activating. I always shut off the application at work when I go home and off at home when I am not using it.
This is also in the US, so I don't know if it is different in other countries.
Thanks guys for help.
I did try install sw on my home pc using same serial number but no luck (SW is shut off at work). I think I need to get another serial number for my home PC from my VAR....
What that message means is that (most likely) at some past time, the same license was installed on another PC. You are only allowed 2 computers that the license (S/N) is attached to.
If you know that no other computers should be using this license number (or it was used on a computer that is no longer used and the license was never transferred back to SW) then you can contact SW (may have to go through your VAR) and request them to clear all instances of where this S/N has been used (except the one you are using it on at work). When they clear any old usages you will be able to install it at home.
I have done this before and have also had to contact them to remove the license from a former employee that had it on his laptop when he left our company and did not transfer the license.
Just be sure that nobody else is using this license number or it will shut them down when you have SW purge the old numbers.
Also, any time you need to change computers or need to deactivate an old system, you need to use the tools to Transfer the license back to SW before removing it. Then it is available on another computer.
This includes if you change the main Hard Disk in your computer because it may see this as a different installation.
I have found that the best solution for this is to convert your standalone licenses to 'Floating' licenses. This way you won't have to transfer your license every time. All you have to do is VPN in to your company network and SW will grab a license from you license server. I have set this up and can confirm that it works for Solidworks, EPDM and Composer.
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