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...
STEP 2: Select your products and enter your email address then click Next.
STEP 3: Select the Finish button to complete.
STEP 4: Navigate to Start menu and click Control Panel.
STEP 5: From the Control Panel, select Uninstall a program (this allows us to access SOLIDWORKS settings beyond uninstall).
STEP 6: Select SOLIDWORKS in the programs list and choose Change.
STEP 7: Choose Modify the Individual Install (on this computer) and click Next.
STEP 8: Enter the new Network License Number.
STEP 9: Select desired products and click Next.
STEP 10: Select Modify Now to continue Install.
STEP 11: Enter Port info of the Network License Administrator (so this seat can communicate to it) and select OK - Default is (25734@server).
STEP 12: Click Finish to complete the conversion to the Network License.
If you have any questions or comments about the process, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2015 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
Written by The Alignex Team
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