SOLIDWORKS Registration Phishing Attempt FAQ
A malicious actor is attempting to activate random SOLIDWORKS serial numbers through the SOLIDWORKS registration process
Q: Who is affected?
Anyone who owns a SOLIDWORKS could potentially be at risk.
Q: Are Network licenses effected?
Yes, it appears network and standalone licenses are affected. The activation process generates an email to the main contact at the customer. This email asks to approve the activation. If approved, the license is transferred outside of your control.
Q: Where to find additional information?
Creating a SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal Account:
Logging into the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal:
SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal and online licensing:
SOLIDWORKS CAD Admin Dashboard: