SOLIDWORKS SNL – Connecting to Multiple License Servers

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A common question we get on tech support is what to do if you have multiple license servers and can a client computer have access to more than one server’s licenses? The answer is YES. In this article, I’ll explain how to set this up as well as answer some other common questions that arise when connecting to multiple license servers. Tech Tip: This guide will walk through setting up the client computers to connect to multiple license servers and […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – Selecting a SOLIDWORKS Simulation License with SolidNetWork License

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When it comes to SOLIDWORKS Simulation licensing in a network environment it can be important to grab the correct level of licensing. Starting in SOLIDWORKS 2020, the level of simulation licensing can be selected either when enabling the add-in, or while the add-in is loaded. When going to the Add-Ins command manager bar, the button to enable SOLIDWORKS Simulation now has a down arrow to open a drop-down menu. In the drop-down menu, a specific license can be chosen e.g. […]

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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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Reserve a license in SOLIDWORKS Network Licensing

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Network licensing provides a great deal of flexibility with regards to providing access to SOLIDWORKS in your company’s environment. You can install the software on as many computers as you like, but only the number of users defined in the network can actually use it at the same time. This way everyone can run SOLIDWORKS from their own computer and not just the one workstation to which the entire company has acess. If all the licenses are being used simultaneously, […]

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Sharing Projects in DriveWorks Solo

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“DriveWorks Solo“…the name nearly says it all. It is designed for one person, on one seat of SolidWorks. However it is possible to share your DriveWorks Solo projects. Create and edit your projects on a network share. As long as everyone has access to the share, they can open DriveWorks Solo, and navigate to the .driveprojx file just as if it is was on their local drive.   Only one person may edit the project at a time, and only one […]

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Sharing Projects in DriveWorks Solo

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“DriveWorks Solo“…the name nearly says it all. It is designed for one person, on one seat of SolidWorks. However it is possible to share your DriveWorks Solo projects. Create and edit your projects on a network share. As long as everyone has access to the share, they can open DriveWorks Solo, and navigate to the .driveprojx file just as if it is was on their local drive.   Only one person may edit the project at a time, and only one […]

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