The SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal is an online tool, where administrators of SOLIDWORKS licenses can manage their organization’s assets. The Admin Portal allows the administrator to monitor and assign products and services to account members. Users can also be removed from their assigned license, even if the user is in a remote location. Primarily, the Admin Portal is used to manage and control standalone SOLIDWORKS licenses, and set them up for Online Licensing.
Online Licensing is managed through the Admin Portal. This licensing method gives the user flexibility to use a single license across any number of devices, in any location. With online licensing, the user will not have to manually activate and deactivate the license to use it on more than one device. Instead, access to the license is linked to the user’s SOLIDWORKS ID. The administrator assigns SOLIDWORKS products to the users’ ID through the Admin Portal.
The user must have internet access to sign in and use online licenses, but after signing in, they can select offline mode and work while the device is not connected to a network.
Before online licensing can be used, someone with a SOLIDWORKS ID needs to log in to the Admin Portal and declare themselves the Administrator. In this blog, we’ll go through the steps required to become the administrator and start assigning assets.
First, we have to login to our SOLIDWORKS ID. This is the same account that is used for Customer Portal and MySolidworks access. Go to my.solidworks.com, and select Log In.
You will see this login screen:
If you don’t have a SOLIDWORKS ID yet, select “Create a SOLIDWORKS ID”. You will be taken to the following screen to input your email address and SOLIDWORKS serial number. The serial number entered during this registration process will link your ID to your organization’s SOLIDWORKS assets.
After logging in, click the drop-down menu located at the top-right of the web page and choose Admin Portal.
If you are the first person at your organization to access the Admin Portal, you will be given the opportunity to declare yourself administrator. The page will look similar to this:
After selecting to promote yourself to Administrator, you will be taken to a screen confirming your selection and given a link to the Admin Portal:
At this point, you will be taken into the Admin Portal. That’s it! Now you can start taking advantage of everything the Admin Portal has to offer: monitoring members and what products or services they have been assigned as well as access to the CAD Admin Dashboard.
Written by Sam Oanes
Sam Oanes is an Application Engineer at Alignex, Inc. When Sam isn’t helping customers on the help desk or teaching SOLIDWORKS classes at Alignex, he enjoys running, camping and fishing.