Adding Serial Numbers and Activating SolidNetWork Licenses

To add serial numbers and activate SolidNetWork licenses:

  1. Click Start > SOLIDWORKS Tools version > SolidNetWork License Manager Server.
  2. If prompted to activate, click Yes.
  3. If you are not prompted to activate, on the Server Administration tab, click Modify > Activate/Reactivate your product license(s)and click Next.
  4. On the SolidNetWork License Server Information dialog box:
    1. If your company uses a firewall, select A firewall is in use on this server.
    2. Use the default value for Port Number (and for Vendor Daemon Port Number if you have a firewall) or specify the port numbers your company uses.
      The port number is a TCP/IP port number in the 1024-60000 range, used exclusively by this process. Normally, the default (25734) is suitable and is unlikely to be the same as any other FlexNet server process on the License Manager Server computer.
  5. In the Activate/Deactivate Your SOLIDWORKS Product Wizard:
    1. For Serial Number, click Add.
    2. In the Add Serial Number dialog box, enter the serial number, and click OK.

      You can enter multiple numbers into the Add Serial Number dialog box. Use commas, semicolons, or press the Tab key to separate the entries. Do not use spaces to separate the serial numbers.

      You can also remove serial numbers that either have not been activated or have expired by clicking Remove.

    3. Select the Serial Number whose license you want to activate.
    4. Specify the activation method,

      If you select Automatically over the Internet, the SolidNetWork License Server connects with the SOLIDWORKS Activation Server over the internet to authenticate the license.

      If you specify Manually over Email, you email a request file to a SOLIDWORKS server and receive a response file that you can use to activate the license on the computer.

    5. Enter the Email Contact Information and click Next.
    6. If you are using the automatic method, click Finish.
      The Result window confirms that the activation succeeded and displays the maintenance expiry date.

      If you are using the manual method, follow the instructions in the wizard to activate. See Manual Activation with a SolidNetWork License Manager Server.