A SOLIDWORKS serial number is important because it determines the exact set of products a user is entitled to install and use. It only requires a serial number and installation media to have everything you would require to install a functioning copy of SOLIDWORKS. It is important to keep track of where it is and who is using it as machines may malfunction and the serial number can not be retrieved from the machine itself. In this article, I'll show you three spots to find your SOLIDWORKS serial number.
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If your CAD Administrator or IT is not yet keeping track of what serial numbers are installed in what machines, a user can utilize any of the following to find out what serial number is in a specific machine.
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Editor's Note: This article was originally published in November 2017 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
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About Ryan Dark
Ryan has been in the GoEngineer technical support team since February 2008 where he most notably provides support for all FEA and CFD software offered by SolidWorks. His most recent accolade is the title of Elite Application Engineer awarded by SolidWorks Corp.
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