How Do I Open SolidWorks Licence Manager?

If you are a SolidWorks user, you may need to open the SolidWorks License Manager at times. The License Manager is a crucial tool that allows you to manage and activate your SolidWorks licenses. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of opening the SolidWorks License Manager.

Step 1: Launching SolidWorks License Manager

To open the SolidWorks License Manager, follow these steps:

  • Step 1.1: Locate the Windows Start menu button in the bottom left corner of your screen.
  • Step 1.2: Click on the Start menu button to open it.3: In the search bar, type “SolidWorks License Manager” and press Enter.

Step 2: Opening the License Manager

Once you have followed Step 1, you should see the SolidWorks License Manager window on your screen. Here’s what you need to do next:

  • Step 2.1: In the License Manager window, click on the “Server List” tab.
  • Step 2.2: Select the server from the list that corresponds to your installed version of SolidWorks.


If you are unsure which server to select, consult with your system administrator or IT department for assistance.

  • Step 2.3: Click on the “Start/Stop/Reread” tab located at the top of the License Manager window.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any issues while opening the SolidWorks License Manager, try the following troubleshooting tips:

  • Troubleshooting Tip 1: Ensure that you have administrative privileges on your computer. If not, contact your system administrator to grant you the necessary permissions.
  • Troubleshooting Tip 2: Verify that your SolidWorks installation is up to date. Outdated installations may cause compatibility issues with the License Manager.
  • Troubleshooting Tip 3: Restart your computer and try opening the License Manager again.


If none of the troubleshooting tips mentioned above resolve your issue, it is recommended to contact SolidWorks technical support for further assistance.

Opening the SolidWorks License Manager is an essential step in managing and activating your SolidWorks licenses. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you should be able to open the License Manager successfully and troubleshoot any potential issues that may arise. Remember to consult with your system administrator or IT department if you require additional guidance or support.