Administering Individual Licenses

You can specify an individual license to use machine activation.

Typically, administration of individual licenses consists of activating and deactivating licenses directly from the SOLIDWORKS software.

Activation is a product licensing and registration process for SOLIDWORKS standalone (non-SolidNetWork License) licenses. Typically, if your product license is not activated, SOLIDWORKS tries to activate it when you start the product.

Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2022 and later, if you purchased a perpetual license of SOLIDWORKS, you must also reactivate the license once a year. A perpetual license never expires but needs to be reactivated. SOLIDWORKS prompts you to reactivate the perpetual license before the required reactivation date.

You can deactivate individual licenses by clicking > Licenses > Deactivate in SOLIDWORKS.