SolidNetWork License (SNL)

How soon must I activate my SolidNetWork License (SNL)?

SNL customers should activate immediately through the License Manager to distribute the licenses across their network.

Is SOLIDWORKS Subscription required when ordering a SolidNetWork License (SNL)?

No, a SolidNetWork License does not require subscription service; however, the benefits of subscription service will not be available.

What are the steps of SolidNetWork License (SNL) activation on the license server?

Via the SOLIDWORKS 2010 (or above) Installation Manager, download and install the SNL Administrator on the license server

Launch the SNL Administrator

Reply "Yes" to the question "Would you like to activate now?"

Proceed through the following screens to complete the activation process.

Are SOLIDWORKS Service Packs supported with SolidNetWork Licensing?

Is the standalone transfer process the same on an SolidNetWork License (SNL)?

No, to transfer an SNL license, use the transfer option in the SNL License Manager.

How can I tell if problems accessing the SolidNetWork (SNL) license server are caused by my network?

There are two simple tests you can do:

  1. Verify if your local machine can see the server machine over the network, open a DOS window and type the following command: ping [server_name]. If the server machine is accessible, you will get a reply message listing the IP address of the server. If the server machine is not accessible, you will get an error message stating "Bad IP address". A bad IP address can be caused by misspelling the server name, or by network connectivity problems.
  2. Make sure more complex TCP/IP protocols are being routed properly, try doing a telnet to the port on the server where there FLEXLm server is residing, type: "telnet [server_name] [port_number]". The default SW FLEXlm port number is 16560. If you get an error message "connection failed", this indicates that there is insufficient TCP/IP routing between the client and the server. You will need to see your network administrator to get this resolved before SolidNetWork License will work.

Can the SOLIDWORKS SNL License Manager read multiple serial numbers?

Yes, the SNL License Manager can read multiple serial numbers for different SOLIDWORKS products.

Does a SolidNetWork License (SNL) support SOLIDWORKS Add-Ins?

Yes, an SNL fully supports SOLIDWORKS Add-ins.

What are the Operating Systems supported with SolidNetWork License (SNL) activation?

Can SolidNetWork License (SNL) float licenses of 3rd party Solution Partner products?

No, The SNL can only float SOLIDWORKS Licenses and those of SOLIDWORKS supplied add-in products, such as PhotoWorks, FeatureWorks, Animator etc.

Can I increase or decrease my concurrent users on my existing SolidNetWork License (SNL) license?

You can increase or decrease the number of licenses through your reseller.  You will need to re-activate through the SNL license manager for the changes to take effect.

Does a SolidNetWork License (SNL) allow for home usage?

Home use licenses are no longer available.

Does SolidNetWork License (SNL) Product Activation affect Triad Licensing?

No, SNL product activation will not affect triad licensing using license files.

Where can I get pricing on a SolidNetWork License (SNL)?

Please contact your SOLIDWORKS reseller for pricing.

What are the benefits of SolidNetWork License (SNL) Product Activation?

Insures that customer use of the SOLIDWORKS software does not exceed the purchased number of seats.

Integrates the use of a License Server, which grants permission to multiple Licensed Clients to execute SOLIDWORKS and simplifies the license management.

Allows multiple concurrent users to access the software in a distributed, work-group environment, while ensuring compliance and flexibility.