Expired License updates

How to get your expired license upto the latest version

For various reasons, your SOLIDWORKS license Subscription may have lapsed. This page will help you calculate the investment required to bring your existing license upto the very latest release

Calculate your backdated Subscription

Backdating charge calculator

Select SOLIDWORKS Version:




Time off maintenance (months)

Length of ongoing maintenance (years)

Price to reinstate licence:

0 + VAT

If your Subscription services  has lapsed, the calculator will give you the chance to select the License type you wish to reconnect

Then simply slide the bar for the amount of time your license has been off subscription – The maximum you will be charged will be three years.

Then decide how many years going forward you wish to purchase subscription

The price will be calculated for you – and you can then make a decision on the best way forward.

Features and Performance

Every year, SOLIDWORKS introduce around 200 enhancements to the software to help improve efficiency for our customers.

There are far too many to mention over the last few years, so here are just a few of our favorites at SOLIDX

  • Graphical performance
  • Large Design review with edit mode
  • Magnetic mates
  • Working with mesh files
  • Drawing detailing mode
  • 3D interconnect
  • Structure creator

Every customer is unique, so for a better understanding of how your company will benefit from the latest release of SOLIDWORKS, we recommend you get in touch with our team

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Hardware Compatibility & Stability

Each year, SOLIDWORKS fine tune and optimize the software to take advantage of the latest developments in hardware and operating systems.

At best, as an unsupported user, you are missing out on these performance improvements.

At worst, you will find yourself no longer able to upgrade your systems, as your SOLIDWORKS version becomes incompatible with other platforms, leaving you stuck the past and potentially venerable to external threats.

There really is no substitute to running the latest SOLIDWORKS on the latest hardware. For advice on hardware click HERE

Collaboration

With SOLIDWORKS being the most widely used professional 3D CAD system on the planet, it’s highly likely that your customers or suppliers will be using it.

Running on older versions will cause compatibility issues with your supply chain who remain up to date.

What happens, when you can no longer share files with them, in their native format?

Subscription only benefits

As an unsupported customer, you are missing out on some fantastic resources and added capabilities that are only available to customers on active maintenance, such as;

Visualize Standard

A simple and very powerful rendering tool made available in 2017 to any license of SOLIDWORKS Professional & Premium on active maintenance – Link here to Viz Product Page

Cam Standard

An intuitive and powerful 2.5D Milling software available to all SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD licenses on active maintenance – Link here to CAM Product Page-

My.SOLIDWORKS Standard account

Customers on active maintenance can upgrade their My.SOLIDWORKS log in to include hundreds of additional tutorial videos and customized learning paths. A great resource to help on board new team members or just keep your skills sharp

Certifications

Prove your staff are up to muster by enrolling them on 2 certified SOLIDWORKS exams each year, for each supported license.

Support from SOLIDX

Reinstating your maintenance with SOLIDX will allow you to tap into our decades of experience in supporting customers get the most from their software. Either submit a support ticket with us or pick up the phone for an urgent enquiry.

We will get you the right answers quickly, allowing you to focus on the task at hand

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Subscription benefits

Hardware advice

Features and Performance

Question – I purchased my SOLIDWORKS license from another supplier, can I renew with SOLIDX?

Answer– Yes. Your perpetual license is registered to your company. You can select any UK supplier to take on the subscription for your software.

We advise that you only entertain changing suppliers at the point your existing contract is due for renewal, as this ensures you will not overlap and pay more than required.

Question – What happens if I decide not to renew my licenses

Answer – Perpetual licenses never stop working, so if you chose not to renew some or all of them, they will continue to function.

However, there will be some drawback to consider;

  • You will lose access to technical support from your provider
  • You will lose access to subscription only benefits such as Visualize Standard, SOLIDWORKS CAM, Certifications & the enhance my.SOLIDWORKS Standard user account
  • You will no longer receive the latest updates and new functionality
  • As time goes on, you may suffer performance issues, as your software is no longer compatible with the latest hardware and operating systems

For more detail on what happens once your subscription is lapsed and how to reinstate it, visit our Renew Expired Licenses page

Question – Do I have to renew all my licenses?

Answer – No. Just renew as many as you need. You can always reinstate extra licenses at a later stage. To learn more about reinstating an expired license, see our Renew Expired Licenses page

Question – I’m not sure of I’ve got the right level of package for my needs. What can I do?

Answer – You can alter your SOLIDWORKS package when renewing your subscription. For example, you can downgrade to a lower level and reduce the investment, or pay to upgrade to a higher level, for the remaining maintenance period. The team at SOLIDX will give you guidance on all the options

Question – I work with other companies on different releases of the software. If I renew, can I still work in a version that suites them?

Answer – Yes. When you’re on active subscription, you have the ability to install at the latest version, as well as any earlier version. So you control which version you use, to maintain full interoperability with your suppliers & customers.

Question – Will my current hardware support the latest release of SOLIDWORKS?

Answer – For this, we recommend you visit the SOLIDWORKS Hardware guide HERE, or call the team @ SOLIDX and we will quickly assess your hardware suitability and advise of changes if needed

Question – I’m interested in moving to a rental model for my SOLIDWORKS licenses, can you provide this?

Answer – Yes, all SOLIDWORKS software is available as rental licenses. To see rental pricing, visit our Pricing Page, and search for the licenses you need.

There are also some great Value Upgrade offers available to supported customers, offering fantastic savings on Rental Licenses. View our Value Upgrade page for more details

Subscription Benefits

Unsupported customer are missing out on valuable fantastic resources and added functionality such as;

Visualize Standard

A simple and very powerful rendering tool made available in 2017 to any license of SOLIDWORKS Professional & Premium on active maintenance – Link here to Viz Product Page 


Cam Standard

An intuitive and powerful 2.5D Milling software available to all SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD licenses on active maintenance – Link here to CAM Product Page


 

 

My.SOLIDWORKS Standard account

Customers on active maintenance can upgrade their My.SOLIDWORKS log in to include hundreds of additional tutorial videos and customized learning paths. A great resource to help on board new team members or just keep your skills sharp


Certifications

Prove your staff are up to muster by enrolling them on 2 certified SOLIDWORKS exams each year, for each supported license.


Support from SOLIDX

Reinstating your maintenance with SOLIDX will allow you to tap into our decades of experience in supporting customers get the most from their software. Either submit a support ticket with us or pick up the phone for an urgent enquiry.

We will get you the right answers quickly, allowing you to focus on the task at hand


 

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Let us help you get back to using SOLIDWORKS at the most recent and powerful version

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Backdating charge calculator

Select SOLIDWORKS Version:




Time off maintenance (months)

Length of ongoing maintenance (years)

Price to reinstate licence:

0 + VAT