To install and use a commercial edition or educational edition of SOLIDWORKS MBD, you must have a SOLIDWORKS MBD standalone serial number. You cannot add SOLIDWORKS MBD licenses to an existing SOLIDWORKS serial number.
Note: You cannot select SOLIDWORKS MBD on the Product Selection page. The SOLIDWORKS MBD components are automatically installed with the SOLIDWORKS installer.
SOLIDWORKS MBD is not included in the SOLIDWORKS add-ins list. There is no way to turn SOLIDWORKS MBD on or off.
Network licensing for SOLIDWORKS MBD also differs from most other SOLIDWORKS products.
During startup, SOLIDWORKS checks the SNL server for SOLIDWORKS MBD licenses. If SOLIDWORKS finds SOLIDWORKS MBD licenses, then SOLIDWORKS MBD commands will be available in the user interface via the SOLIDWORKS MBD CommandManager tab. At this time, however, SOLIDWORKS does not pull or use a license. SOLIDWORKS pulls or uses a license te first time you use a SOLIDWORKS MBD command.
To return a SOLIDWORKS MBD license to the SNL server, you must shutdown SOLIDWORKS.
Note: Standard SNL management methods, which include the use of an options file, are available for reservation and revocation of SOLIDWORKS MBD licenses.
Reminder: SOLIDWORKS MBD is not included in the SOLIDWORKS add-ins list. There is no way to turn SOLIDWORKS MBD on or off while in the SOLIDWORKS session.
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