If you start SOLIDWORKS and encounter the message Could not obtain a license for SOLIDWORSK CAM. Error: Invalid block name (-5,147,0), here are a few considerations.
If you do NOT need to use SOLIDWORKS CAM, then after SOLIDWORKS launches, go to Tools > Add-Ins, clear both checkboxes next to SOLIDWORKS CAM, and select OK.
If you DO need to use SOLIDWORKS CAM, then:
After having reactivated the serial number and stopped and started the ‘SolidNetWork License Manager’ service on the server, if the 'Could not obtain a license for SOLIDWORKS CAM Invalid block name…' error message still appears on a client machine, then your company might not have updated the license subscription. If GoEngineer is your reseller and you wish to inquire about the subscription status of a license, then please feel free to reach out to us via email@example.com or 888-559-6167.
About Jonathan Sauerbrey
Jonathan is a Sr. SOLIDWORKS Support Engineer at GoEngineer
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