Let’s talk about your SOLIDWORKS network license and debunk those myths with facts. Which one of these 5 are you guilty of believing?
Not true. Only once in 5 years have I seen SOLIDWORKS write an incorrect license file. The way licenses are listed in the SNL can be misleading. Suppose you have a network license containing 1 Professional License and 1 Standard license. The SNL will show 1 Professional License and 2 Standard Licenses. Why? Because when you are pulling a Professional license, the license manager is releasing a Standard license and the Professional ADD-INS. So really the license manager listing should read “Professional ADDINS”, rather than “Professional”. You cannot pull a Professional or Premium license without pulling a Standard license.
Not true. Office homework is on the rise. What you can do is…
Borrow a license for a period of 30 days or less from the license manager on any client/user machine. This is just as long as your machine is connected to the server at the ‘moment of borrowing’. Then you can disconnect. Borrowing a license removes that license/seat from the available pool of licenses. So, make sure you check with your team so you don’t leave someone licenseless. (Yeah, that’s a word now. Merriam Webster and I are bros),
Not true. You can control which license is being pulled. The license required is dependent on a few things:
You can customize by serial number, addins, etc, and you can deploy them all at once, with the customized settings per user using our Admin Image creation tool.
True. You can’t spy on people. But, you CAN spy on their machines! Included with SOLIDWORKS subscription is a CAD Admin dashboard. With this dashboard, you can monitor a variety of things, including:
About Amee Meghani
Amee is an Engineering Manager in the Texas region with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She has 10 years of industry experience and has been with GoEngineer/Progression for over 5 years. She enjoys writing and keeping our customers informed of the latest and greatest.
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