Does SOLIDWORKS work offline?

One of the many benefits of SOLIDWORKS’ Product Data Management is that it allows you to work offline. When you work offline, you have exclusive ownership rights to the file you work on, so your work does not conflict with someone else’s changes.

How do I return a SOLIDWORKS license?

Returning a Borrowed SolidNetWork License

  1. Start SolidNetWork License Manager ( Start > Programs > SOLIDWORKS version > SolidNetWork License Manager > SolidNetWork License Manager ).
  2. On the License Borrowing tab: Select the products to return, click Return, and then click Yes to confirm. Click Refresh. …
  3. Click OK.

Why are my PDM folders blue?

Blue folders tell us that the folder is in the PDM vault but you are offline. On the PDM Toolbar, select Tools > Work On-line.

How do I use PDM offline?

To prepare your SOLIDWORKS PDM vault for working offline: Check in active files to ensure you have the most recent copies of them in your vault. Then Check those files out to obtain write access. Then proceed to work offline.

How much does SOLIDWORKS cost?

What is the Price of SOLIDWORKS? The Cost of SOLIDWORKS and Subscription Services? One standalone license is $4,195. The annual subscription service price, which covers technical support, upgrades, and more for one year, is $1,295.

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How do I get a free SOLIDWORKS license?

For students, you will need to contact your school and ask if they are part of the SOLIDWORKS Education program. If they are, they can provide you with a license that you can use on your personal machine. If your institution has SOLIDWORKS on its lab machines, you probably qualify for a free personal license.

Can I transfer SOLIDWORKS license to another computer?

SOLIDWORKS Stand-alone licenses can only be active on 1 computer at a time. However, you can transfer a license from one computer to another using the Transfer/Activate process.

What does a GREY folder in Solidworks PDM mean?

A SOLIDWORKS PDM folder or file showing up in a grey colour indicates that a local folder or local file existed in your local file vault view, but not in the PDM vault itself.

What do GREY folders mean?

A “grey” file or folder in the vault view means that there is a cached local copy, but the logged in user either does not have read (read file, view working version) permission to that file, or it has been deleted, moved or renamed.

How do I access PDM in SOLIDWORKS?

Open the Archive Server Configuration tool, then select Tools > Default Settings. Select the SOLIDWORKS PDM login. To create a PDM user, start by opening the PDM administration tool and connecting to the vault.

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