Activation is a product licensing and registration process for SolidWorks standalone (non-SolidNetWork License) licenses.
Activation requires that you have Internet or email access. After activation, you do not need to be online to use the products. If you do not have email access on the computer where you use this product, you can save the activation file and send it from another computer.
Activates all software licenses across the SolidWorks product line.
Allows you to transfer licensing rights from one computer to another.
Enables you to install and activate the SolidWorks products on one work computer and one home computer.
Can be performed immediately or within 30 days of installation.
Eliminates the need for dongles. However, if you run previous versions of SolidWorks products that do not use activation, you need to retain the dongle.
For system administrators who have multiple serial numbers to manage, see Option Editor.
To activate a license:
Start the application.
If you have not yet activated your license, the Product Activation dialog box appears.
Select the Internet or email procedure.
Supply your contact information and specify home or office.
Obtain the license key:
Online. Submit the request.
Email. Click Save to create a file, then send the file to email@example.com. When you receive the license key, run the activation procedure again and click Open to load the response file.
The Activation/Reactive Succeeded dialog box displays the products that have been activated.
To transfer your license to another computer, first transfer it back to the license key server at SolidWorks Corporation, then reactivate it on the new or upgraded computer.
If you were unable to transfer the license back to SolidWorks (because of hard drive failure, for example), reactivation is still successful in most cases. If not, contact your VAR for help.
To transfer a license back to the server:
In SolidWorks, click Help, License Transfer.
To reactivate, go to the new or upgraded computer and follow the procedure above as for the initial activation.