Offline Mode for SOLIDWORKS Connected

You can use SOLIDWORKS Connected when you are not connected to the internet.

You can work offline for a limited period of time without connecting to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform with the Work Offline command. You can work offline for 30 consecutive days maximum. If you do not return online before the selected offline period, your applications reconnect automatically.

You can create new content and work locally on any content while offline. When you return online, you can save new and updated content to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

When you work offline, the licenses for all the roles assigned to you are taken offline until you turn off Work Offline or the offline license expires.

Offline Licensing

When you work offline, all your assigned licenses from the 3DEXPERIENCE platform are cached locally on your computer.

When your licenses are cached locally, you cannot open your installed apps on any other computer. To return your licenses and use them on other computers:
  • Turn off Work Offline.
  • Close any running apps.
When offline licenses are detected, all SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE installed applications start in an offline mode. If you are online and are able to connect to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, your application remains in offline mode until you turn off Work Offline.


When you extract the license keys file, the keys are saved to C:\ProgramData\DassaultSystemes\Licenses. Remember that you:
  • Create the Licenses folder manually if it does not exist.
  • Must have write access to the folder.
  • Do not change, rename, or move the folder and its associated files.
  • Do not modify the folder permissions.
  • Configure the backup software so that it does not back up this folder.
  • Configure the security software so that it does not scan .LIC files in this folder.

Custom Properties

When you run SOLIDWORKS Connected in offline mode, you can use functionality related to custom properties. The system informs you if there are limitations to your actions.