WORK FROM HOME: SOLIDWORKS TOOLKIT

Helpful resources to help you seamlessly transition to a home office

 

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Trying to Stay Productive While Working from Home?

As government officials continue to mandate that more and more employees stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, your team at Alignex has aggregated all the tools you need to continue using the SOLIDWORKS software you need in your home office.

Training and Services

If now is a good time for you to improve your skills or work on eliminating process bottlenecks, we are ready to help. All of our training and technical services offerings are available live online.

Technical Resources

Below are several blogs and guides to help you transition to your home office. If none of these solutions work for you, contact Alignex Technical Support at (866) 378-6829 x6 and we can help you get set up with a special 30-day temporary standalone license (for customers on active subscription).

To find the resources you need, identify whether you have Network or Standalone SOLIDWORKS license and click the link to jump to the section for you.

Standalone License
(serial number begins: 0000, 0001, 9000 or 9001)

Network License
(serial number begins: 0010 or 9010)

Hardware & Infrastructure

 

Standalone License Resources

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Complete Walkthrough: How to Activate Your SOLIDWORKS Online License

In this video blog, Alignex engineer Travis Quick walks you through the entire process of activating Online Licensing from start to finish.

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Everything You Need to Know About SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing

In this blog, we have gathered all of your frequently asked questions about SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing into one location.
 
 
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Downloading the SOLIDWORKS Installation Media

The SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager manages the installation files and prerequisites necessary for a successful installation of the SOLIDWORKS products. The full installation media can be downloaded afterwards which contains the identical media typically stored on the DVD copies.
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Quick Reference: How to Activate Your SOLIDWORKS Online License

Use this quick reference guide to get simple step-by-step instructions to activate SOLIDWORKS online licensing.
 
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Activate/Deactivate SOLIDWORKS for Use on Multiple PCs

In this video blog we show you how to activate and deactivate a stand-alone license to use SOLIDWORKS on multiple computers.
 

 

NOTE: To use the Online Licensing functionality, only SOLIDWORKS 2018 or later may be installed on the system.  All current activations must be transferred off the respective systems.

If none of these solutions work for you, contact Alignex Technical Support and we can help you get setup with a special 30-day temporary standalone license.

Alignex Technical Support: (866) 378-6829 x6

Network License Resources

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Guide to Borrowing Licenses from the SNL

This support guide will go over the steps for borrowing and returning SOLIDWORKS licenses from the SNL (SolidNetwork License Manager). Machines that borrow licenses from the SNL can then be used anywhere without staying connected and can be returned to the remote server as needed.
InstallationMedia


Downloading the SOLIDWORKS Installation Media

The SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager manages the installation files and prerequisites necessary for a successful installation of the SOLIDWORKS products. The full installation media can be downloaded afterwards which contains the identical media typically stored on the DVD copies.

 

Customers using Network Licenses also have to option to use a VPN or remote desktop solution. NOTE: NEVER use VPN access to borrow a license.

If none of these solutions work for you, contact Alignex Technical Support and we can help you get setup with a special 30-day temporary standalone license.

Alignex Technical Support: (866) 378-6829 x6

Hardware and Infrastructure Resources

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EpiGrid

EpiGrid is a complete SOLIDWORKS Software Hosting as a Service provider. Options for increasing your team's access to their engineering software include SNL server hosting, SOLIDWORKS application hosting using Nvidia GPU virtual workstations and PDM system hosting. EpiGrid enables SOLIDWORKS users to use a fully hosted PDM and 3D CAD system in the cloud. Learn more about EpiGrid here.

Questions? Contact us at info@alignex.com or call 866-378-6829.