Genuine SOLIDWORKS Software

What are the risks associated with non-genuine software?

The use of non-genuine software puts consumers and businesses at legal and technological risks, which include:

  • Increased risk of civil penalties and criminal prosecution, resulting in loss of capital, reputation and credibility
  • Increased risk of exposure to cyber-security threats and malwares that compromise your computers and network, resulting in the loss of confidential data and resources to rectify potential problems
  • Increased risk of system failures and network outages, reducing business productivity and loss of opportunities
  • No access to technical support, critical updates, version upgrades, and technical documentation

What is genuine SOLIDWORKS software?

Genuine SOLIDWORKS software is legally licensed and should only be purchased directly from Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation or through an authorized SOLIDWORKS reseller.

How could this be happening?

It is not uncommon that consumers to purchase or use non-genuine software unknowingly. Unauthorized resellers often offers non-genuine software with an attractive package to entice unknowing customers into purchasing.

How do I protect myself against non-genuine software?

You should only purchase software directly from Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation or through an authorized SOLIDWORKS reseller.

Avoid online marketplaces, websites and peer-to-peer networks that offer SOLIDWORKS software for free or at a discounted price.

Adopt Software Asset Management standards and best practices to manage your company’s software lifecycle and reduce the risks of litigation that arise from non-compliance issues.

How do I report a reseller who has sold me non-genuine software?

You can report the suspected non-compliant reseller here

How does SOLIDWORKS prevent piracy?

As a worldwide 3DEXPERIENCE Company, we discover companies inadvertently use unlicensed software due to a lack of proper software asset management and software procurement policies. This in turn puts them at risk of liability from improper software license usage.

We recommend companies to carry out a regular review of your organization’s software usage to ensure that you remain protected and compliant.

If I believe that I have non-genuine software, what should I do?

  1. Uninstall the non-genuine software from your machine
  2. Replace it with a SOLIDWORKS Genuine software
  3. Report the suspected non-compliant reseller, marketplace or website where you bought the non-genuine software

What are the benefits of purchasing genuine SOLIDWORKS software?

Genuine SOLIDWORKS software comes with access to the latest features, updates and upgrades, technical support and a plethora of information and resources through SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal. In addition, free certification exams are available to validate your team’s skills and highlight areas of training for improved productivity.