Installing and Managing Multiple Computers

SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager provides the following tools to install and manage multiple SOLIDWORKS computers.

SOLIDWORKS Administrative Images

If you are installing SOLIDWORKS on multiple computers, you can create an administrative image and then deploy the application to other computers.


SOLIDWORKS PDM is a document management product based on the same client/server architecture as SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM. It is available in two versions: Standard and Professional. SOLIDWORKS PDM uses a Microsoft SQL Server database to manage file vaults.

SolidNetWork License Manager

The SolidNetWork License Manager allows the number of users to exceed the number of licenses by floating the use of licenses. When a client license is not in use, it is available for another SOLIDWORKS user.

You can also use the SolidNetWork License Manager to distribute licenses for SOLIDWORKS core add-in products (for example, FeatureWorks).