SOLIDWORKS Manual Activation & Deactivation Guide

December 19, 2023

Important: Before reformatting the windows OS or changing hard disk, graphics card or adding RAM, make sure to transfer/deactivate the license and then after reformatting or changing the license reactivate the license.

 

Manual Activation & Deactivation:

In case if your company has restricted access to the internet, then the SolidWorks license can be Activated and Deactivated manually via email.

 

Manual Activation

  1. Launch SOLIDWORKS, select I want to activate my SOLIDWORKS product now, and click Next.

SOLIDWORKS Manual Activation & Deactivation Guide

 

    2.   Select Manually via email, input your email, click Select All, and click Next.

SOLIDWORKS Manual Activation & Deactivation Guide

 

       3. Follow the steps in the picture below. (Make sure not to close this window until you receive the response text file)

SOLIDWORKS Manual Activation & Deactivation Guide

 

      4. Once it is activated check the Product Activation window ensure all products are activated, then click Finish.

SOLIDWORKS Manual Activation & Deactivation Guide

 

Manual Deactivation

  1. Open the SOLIDWORKS Help Menu located at the top right of the screen, click licences and select Deactivate.

SOLIDWORKS Manual Activation & Deactivation Guide

 

      2. Follow Steps 2 and 3 from the Manual Activation Guide

 

      3. Click Finish and SOLIDWORKS will be deactivated.  

SOLIDWORKS Manual Activation & Deactivation Guide

Note: For Deactivation Succeeded, there will be no products shown in the dialogue box.