With the release of SOLIDWORKS Visualize in 2016, SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium subscription customers received a complimentary copy of Visualize Standard. In the 2017 release of SOLIDWORKS, Visualize has been integrated with the SOLIDWORKS Installation Media. As a result of this integration in the SOLIDWORKS install, a new serial number is needed to install Visualize 2017.
If Visualize Standard, or an upgrade to Visualize Professional, was purchased separately, then nothing changes and we use the same serial number used in Visualize 2016. For those using the complimentary license included with SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium subscription, extra steps are needed. This blog post will give you the steps needed to obtain that serial number.
STEP 1: Browse to www.solidworks.com and select Login.
STEP 2: Select Login under the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal which will bring you to the login screen.
STEP 3: Sign in with existing account information, or create a new account if necessary. If creating a new account, it will be necessary to supply your serial number to register and obtain full access to the portal.
STEP 4: Once logged in, click on My Products.
STEP 5: If there is a SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium listed with a “+” symbol next to it, click this to expand and see the SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard Serial Number. This will be listed as “with SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard”. Copy or note the serial number and skip to STEP 11. If you do not see a serial number with the “+” next to it, select Home to go back to the main portal page.
STEP 6: On the main Customer Portal page, select Register My Products.
STEP 7: Enter the 24 digit SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium Serial Number and select Next.
STEP 8: Select the tick icon to choose a Product/Version.
STEP 9: Select the chevron next to SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium and choose OK.
STEP 10: Select Next two times to finish the registration.
STEP 11: Select My Products.
The SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium should now expand to show the with SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard Serial Number.
STEP 12: You can now use this serial number to install SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2017.
STEP 13: If SOLIDWORKS 2017 is already installed, you can modify the installation to add SOLIDWORKS Visualize. See the Alignex Guide to Modify an Install for how to complete this process.
Written by Mike Dady
Mike Dady is an Application Engineer at Alignex, Inc. Mike spends his days working with customers to resolve their manufacturing issues and helps them to improve on existing product designs. If he’s not solving customer challenges, he’s probably at home customizing his snowmobile or working on a home improvement project.