Installing a License Client

When installing SOLIDWORKS on SolidNetWork License Client computers, the serial number identifies that computer as a SolidNetWork License Client.

  1. Start SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager as described in Download Installation Media from the Customer Portal.
  2. On the Welcome screen, click Install on this computer if this is the first SOLIDWORKS installation on this computer for this major release.
    If you are upgrading from an existing release, and are changing from individual licensing to SolidNetWork licensing, click Modify the individual installation (on this computer). For details, see Upgrading from Individual Licensing to SolidNetWork Licensing .
  3. When prompted for a serial number, enter the SolidNetWork License serial number.
  4. In the Add Server dialog box, enter the SolidNetWork License Manager's address in the form:


    The port number must be the same one used for the license manager computer. The default is 25734.

    SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager attempts to validate that this SolidNetWork License Manager is accessible. If you have not yet installed a license manager, this validation will fail; however, you still can proceed with the license client installation.
  5. Complete the SOLIDWORKS installation by following the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager instructions.