Trial licenses for SOLIDWORKS products are not given access to download software from the SOLIDWORKS website. For the main SOLIDWORKS program, this usually means that SOLIDWORKS installation discs need to be shipped out or otherwise delivered in order to make an installation for a trial license. However, it is common for users to place a trial of Simulation, Flow Simulation, or Plastics onto a machine that already has a SOLIDWORKS installation that is on subscription (capable of making downloads). In these cases, the trial is mostly quickly set up by first downloading and installing the add-in, then going back and inserting the trial license that allows the add-in to turn on.
The following procedure steps through how to setup a Simulation, Flow Simulation, or SOLIDWORKS Plastics trial license. The only requirement for this to work is that the presently installed SOLIDWORKS license be on active maintenance. To avoid download permission conflicts, the serial number will be entered as the last set of steps:
part of this package then press ‘OK’
At this point the software for the trial has been installed but is not ready for use. The serial number now needs to be added to the system:
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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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