Posted by Joseph Timothy Foley on 25 September 2013 01:00 PM
Solidworks is a 3D CAD tool from DSS used for solid modeling and simulation. The university has an educational license of 500 seats that is renewed annually to get the latest educational version. Our educational licenses are always one year behind. If the year is 2020, you should install the 2019-2020 version.
Installation of Solidworks using Student Engineering Kit
You need to be connected to the RU network to access the directions and license key file. You don't need to be connected in order to use Solidworks, however. Solidworks is only available for students and staff at Reykjavik University. If you are a student startup that has recently graduated, you may be able to apply for a single-year commercial license. Details in the document.
Solidworks Online Account
If you don't have a Solidworks Online account, you will probably want one
If you have an old Solidworks account that didn't have the license associated, you need to register it
Solidworks Network License Install (Image)
Warning! You must be on the RU network or connected with the VPN in order to use this method and while using Solidworks
I can't find the license key numbers for the Student Engineering Kit. Where are they?
See the section that tells you to look at a file in the SEK instructions.
I get an error about an invalid license when using the network license, but the license key matches what I was told and I'm on the RU network
Your registry may be missing the key. Open Registry Editor (regedit) and look at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Solidworks\Licenses\Serial Numbers\SolidWorks If it is empty, you need to put the license key in (all CAPS, with spaces)
I installed the software, but when I click on the solidworks icon, it doesn't start.
A few users have reported this problem and that it was fixed by rebooting the computer.
I got a warning about a previous installation and needing to reboot. What should I do?
It is recommended to do a reboot before installing. If you get the message again right after rebooting, check to see if Windows is requesting you to apply updates. Apply the updates, reboot, then install.
It complains that this is not the correct license
You probably chose 'Server Install' or something other than Individual install. The license number above will only work for the basic Solidworks Student version under Individual install.