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How to Configure Your Firewall Port Settings for SOLIDWORKS

Blake Hartje on April 9, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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This article will outline the steps required to configure the firewall port settings for your SOLIDWORKS SolidNetwork License Manager (SNL) and your SOLIDWORKS PDM installation. The Steps for opening ports for inbound and outbound traffic is the same for each port.

This Table lists the ports that must be open on the listening/receiving side.

How to Configure Your Firewall Port Settings for SOLIDWORKS

Opening Ports:

Load the Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security.

  • Open the Control Panel.
  • On the Adjust your computer’s settings page, click Windows Defender Firewall.
  • In the left pane, click Advanced settings.

 

Step 1

To create a rule select Inbound Rules:

How to Configure Your Firewall Port Settings for SOLIDWORKS


Step 2

Select New Rule:

How to Configure Your Firewall Port Settings for SOLIDWORKS


Step 3

Select the port radio button and click next:

How to Configure Your Firewall Port Settings for SOLIDWORKS

In this example we are opening all the ports for a client PC in a single rule. Note that each port could be assigned to an individual rule.

*If the client is installed outside a PDM environment only the SNL ports are required. (25734, 25735) We opted not to open the web server ports.

 

Step 4

We are applying the rule to TCP Ports 3030, 1433, 1434, 25734, 25735. After entering the ports separated by a comma select next:

How to Configure Your Firewall Port Settings for SOLIDWORKS


Step 5

Allow the connection and select next:

How to Configure Your Firewall Port Settings for SOLIDWORKS


Step 6

Select the profile where this rule applies and select next:

*Domain, Private, and Public are selected by default. Check with your IT security if you are unsure which selections to make.

How to Configure Your Firewall Port Settings for SOLIDWORKS


Step 7

Name your port connections and select next:

How to Configure Your Firewall Port Settings for SOLIDWORKS


Step 8

We can now verify the rule was created, we should see a line in the Inbound Rules with our new rule:

How to Configure Your Firewall Port Settings for SOLIDWORKS

It is recommended that you open the corresponding UDP ports to allow the server to broadcast itself on the network.

*The above information can also be found in your PDM installation guide under the heading: Opening Ports for Client/Server Communication



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