How to Use License Order to Change Default License Usage

Using a network serial number is a great way to allow multiple users to access SOLIDWORKS and its Add-ins without the need to purchase a separate serial number for each user. It is possible to control when an Add-in license is used by changing the license order in the SolidNetWork License Manager. 

To make a change to the license order you will need to open the SolidNetWork License Manager Client from Start > All Programs > SOLIDWORKS Tools 20XX > SolidNetWork License Manager Client 20XX. Once this is opened, navigate to the License Order tab where you will see the different licenses that are available to you. 

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If you will be using one of the Add-ins, you will want to move that license to the top of the list by selecting it and clicking "Move Up" until it is at the top.

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The final step is to turn the Add-in on in SOLIDWORKS (Tools > Add-ins). If you are using the Simulation Add-in as we have shown in this example, the license for Simulation Premium will now be pulled when the Simulation Add-in is enabled. You can leave the Add-in at the top of the License Order list, and disabling the Add-in within SOLIDWORKS will automatically return the license.

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