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How to Modify a Stand-Alone License to a SolidNetWork License

The Alignex Team on March 28, 2017 at 1:56 PM

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To achieve greater flexibility for floating a license between users or to allow for scaling, we recommend modifying a Stand-Alone license to a SolidNetWork License (SNL). Follow the steps below to change individual SOLIDWORKS computers from Stand-Alone to operate on the License Network.

From Client Computer (Non - Administrator):

STEP 1: With SOLIDWORKS open - Navigate to the help drop down menu and select Deactivate Licenses...

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STEP 2: Select your products and enter your email address then click Next. 

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STEP 3: Select the Finish button to complete.

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STEP 4: Navigate to Start menu and click Control Panel.

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STEP 5: From the Control Panel, select Uninstall a program (this allows us to access SOLIDWORKS settings beyond uninstall).

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STEP 6: Select SOLIDWORKS in the programs list and choose Change.

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STEP 7: Choose Modify the Individual Install (on this computer) and click Next.

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STEP 8: Enter the new Network License Number.

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STEP 9: Select desired products and click Next.

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STEP 10: Select Modify Now to continue Install.

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STEP 11: Enter Port info of the Network License Administrator (so this seat can communicate to it) and select OK - Default is (25734@server).

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STEP 12: Click Finish to complete the conversion to the Network License.

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If you have any questions or comments about the process, please send them to support@alignex.com

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2015 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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