The SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager supports multiple license clients by distributing licenses to clients on the network. This allows the number of users to exceed the number of licenses by using what we call “floating” licenses.
To install the SOLIDWORKS SNL (SolidNetWork License) Manager, the first thing you’ll need to acquire is a SOLIDWORKS installation disk, or a set of SOLIDWORKS installation media.
Open up the install folder and click the Setup.exe
On the first install screen click the ‘Server Products’ option and Select to install SolidNetWork License Manager. Click ‘Next’. The SOLIDWORKS Installation manager will then run through some automated tasks, to check various things (e.g. the presence of a later version of SOLIDWORKS).
On the Summary screen the first thing you can do is click ‘CHANGE’ on the SolidNetWork License Manager option at the top. If you have several SNL serial numbers, you can enter then here – Use a comma to separate each Serial Number.
On the same screen you can also click ‘Browse’ to change the installation location. Otherwise click ‘Back to Summary’, in the bottom right.
Back in the Summary screen (shown before), tick to accept the terms of the SOLIDWORKS License Agreement and click ‘Install Now’, to start the install.
Once the installer completes, click ‘Finish’ to close the installer. We usually advise joining the SOLIDWORKS Customer Experience Improvement Program.
You’ll now be able to open the SolidNetWork Installation Manager Server from your start menu. When it opens for the first time, you’ll be asked if you want to activate. Click ‘Yes’ here.
The SOLIDWORKS activation manager will then launch. On the first screen, tick the box if you are using a firewall (even a Windows native one). Take note of your Computer name and Port number – You’ll need these when installing the clients. Click ‘Next’.
You can then activate the software by entering your email address and click ‘Next’.
Once activated, the installation process is complete!
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