How Do I Deactivate a SolidWorks License?

In this tutorial, we will learn how to deactivate a SolidWorks license. Deactivating a license is important when you need to transfer it to another computer or if you no longer need it on your current machine. By deactivating the license, you can free up the activation for use on a different computer.

Deactivating a SolidWorks License

Follow these simple steps to deactivate your SolidWorks license:

Step 1: Launching SolidWorks

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Start by launching SolidWorks on your computer.

Step 2: Accessing the Help Menu

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Once SolidWorks is open, navigate to the Help menu located in the top toolbar.

Step 3: Selecting ‘Deactivate Licenses’

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  • Select the ‘Deactivate Licenses’ option from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: Logging into

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  • A browser window will open, prompting you to log into your account.
    • If you don’t have an account, create one by following the on-screen instructions.
    • If you already have an account, log in using your credentials.

Step 5: Selecting License(s) to Deactivate

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Once logged in, you will see a list of licenses associated with your account. Select the license(s) you want to deactivate by clicking on the ‘Deactivate’ button next to each license.

Step 6: Confirm Deactivation

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A confirmation dialog box will appear. Click ‘Yes’ to confirm the deactivation process.

Step 7: Successful Deactivation

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After successful deactivation, you will see a confirmation message indicating that your license has been deactivated.

Congratulations! You have successfully deactivated your SolidWorks license. You can now activate it on another computer or keep it deactivated until needed again.

Note: It is important to remember that deactivating a license will make SolidWorks unavailable on the current machine until it is reactivated or activated on another computer.


In this tutorial, we have learned how to deactivate a SolidWorks license. By following these steps, you can easily transfer your license to another computer or keep it deactivated until needed again.

Remember to log into your account and select the specific license(s) you want to deactivate. Once confirmed, you will receive a successful deactivation message.

Happy deactivating!