Welcome to Hawk Ridge Systems Getting Started.  This page contains information on administering SOLIDWORKS.


1. The following document contains information to help SOLIDWORKS run most efficiently on a system for best user experience.

System Optimization


2. Consider using a SOLIDWORKS Administrative Image if you need to manage multiple installations of SOLIDWORKS.  This document contains information on setting up, configuring and deploying administrative images.

2021 SOLIDWORKS Administrative Image Guide

2020 SOLIDWORKS Administrative Image Guide

2019 SOLIDWORKS Administrative Image Guide

2018 SOLIDWORKS Administrative Image Guide


3. If you have purchased upgrades or add-ins or you are changing your license from standalone to network (or vice versa), you will need to first transfer your license, then follow these instructions to load the new tools.

2021 Modify SOLIDWORKS Installation

2020 Modify SOLIDWORKS Installation

2019 Modify SOLIDWORKS Installation

2018 Modify SOLIDWORKS Installation


4. If you have purchased additional licenses for a Network license, you will need to reactivate the license on your license server to update the license information.

2021 Update Network License

2020 Update Network License

2019 Update Network License

2018 Update Network License

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