Using a SOLIDWORKS Network License Manager with Windows Firewall

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Have you just successfully installed your SOLIDWORKS Network License Manager on a server computer and when you launch SOLIDWORKS on a client computer get this message? The most common reason the client computers cannot communicate with the server is because Windows Firewall is blocking the required communication ports. Tech Tip: A quick way to troubleshoot if the Windows Firewall is causing issues is to temporarily disable the Windows Firewall on the server computer and try to launch SOLIDWORKS on a […]

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SolidNetWork Licensing – Why don’t I have a free license?

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I have received a number of calls in regards to licensing questions related to Network (SNL). A majority of the time, people think that they have more licenses then they really do. This is actually what it looks like from the license manager if you do not understand the licensing scheme for SNL. Once understood, it is pretty straight forward. The issue usually always relates to SOLIDWORKS Standard licenses…."I don't have any free". To start with, you must understand that […]

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