Using SOLIDWORKS Products with Online Licensing

SOLIDWORKS online licensing gives you the flexibility to use one license across all your devices, in any location, without having to manually activate and deactivate the licenses on each machine.

For example, you can work on a machine in the office during the day, then go home and log into the same product from your home computer. You do not need a second license for the product. You do not need to manually deactivate a license on the office machine and then activate it on your home computer.

You must have internet access to sign in and use online licenses. After you sign in, you can select offline mode and work while the machine is not connected to a network.

Also, you can synchronize SOLIDWORKS options across machines, and access SOLIDWORKS websites such as and the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal without logging in again.