Transfer/deactivate of SolidWorks standalone license
  • Transfer/deactivate of SolidWorks standalone license

    Posted on Jun Wed, 2018 by seacad_admin

    When the Transfer/Deactivate of the license is required?

    Standalone license type is a single user license means it can be activated and used on only one computer at a time. All the SolidWorks standalone license need to transferred or Deactivated during the highlighted scenarios as below.


    – Remove the license from old computer and move to new computer.

    – When the engineer want to share with another engineer in the same company.

    – Before reformatting the windows OS.

    – Before changing any hardware (RAM,HDD,Graphics card) in the system.

    Noted that: 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.

    Follow the steps to Transfer/Deactivate the Solidworks standalone license:

    This license transfer guide can be used for SolidWorks 2018 Version or lower. In SolidWorks 2015 and lower version same option is called Transfer license. From SolidWorks 2016 onwards Transfer license has been renamed as Deactivate license.

    Steps for Automatic Transfer/Deactivation of the license over the internet:

    1. Open the SolidWorks – Help Menu – Deactivate license. (Versions before 2016 “Transfer license”)


    2. In the SolidWorks Product Activation window, Select the product to transfer, if you have internet access, choose “Automatically over the internet” and contact Email ID. Click Next.


    3. Then you will receive a window with message “Transfer succeeded” .


    Steps for Manual Transfer/Deactivation:

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

    1. Open the SolidWorks – Help Menu – Deactivate license. (Versions before 2016 “Transfer license”)


    2. Choose Manually via email and click Next.


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


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    Author: Vishnu Shankar – Engineer Manager at SEACAD Technologies Ltd

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