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How to Modify a SOLIDWORKS Install

Mike Strand on December 1, 2015 at 3:54 PM

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If a user needs to modify an install because of a new serial number or a different product, there are a few steps to follow to help make it a smooth transition. This guide will take a step by step approach to changing the license number or adding/removing the programs in a SOLIDWORKS install.

Note From SOLIDWORKS:

If adding an additional license number for a different product skip to step 3.

Step 1: Navigate to the help drop down menu on top right of the window and select Transfer Licenses...

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Step 2: Enter your email address and click Next. Upon successful transfer click Finish.

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Step 3: Navigate to your start menu and click Control Panel.

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Step 4: From the Control Panel select Uninstall a program.

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Step 5: Select SOLIDWORKS and click Change.

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Step 6: Select Modify the individual installation and click Next.

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Step 7: Enter the new SOLIDWORKS License Key (and any others) and click Next.

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Step 8: Verify desired products are selected and click Next. 
Note: If you click on the product name text, the action resulting from the selection displays in the dialogue below.

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Step 9: Select Modify Now unless changes are desired.

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Step 10: Click Finish to complete process.

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