SOLIDWORKS Installation and Administration

This guide describes installation, licensing, upgrading and administration of SOLIDWORKS products for both individual installations and multiple installations.

Individual Installations Deploying Multiple Installations
Installation

Installation on one or a few computers.

Installation

Creation of an administrative image that is deployed to a number of client computers.

Licensing

License activation or network licensing.

Licensing

License activation or network licensing.

Upgrades

Moving individual computers to a new release.

Upgrades

Moving multiple computers to a new release by updating the administrative image used to install on those computers.

Administration

Modifying, repairing, and removing installations, upgrading to new releases.

Administration

Upgrading administrative images and clients, and network licensing administration.

SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager enables you to configure settings for SOLIDWORKS product components, including SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Toolbox, PhotoView 360, SOLIDWORKS Electrical, SOLIDWORKS PDM, SOLIDWORKS PCB, SOLIDWORKS Visualize, and SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager.

SolidNetWork License Manager supports multiple license clients by distributing licenses to clients on the network. This allows the number of users to exceed the number of licenses by using floating licenses.