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.

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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.

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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.

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