License upgrades

Upgrade your Existing SOLIDWORKS License to the Next Level

SOLIDWORKS gives you the flexibility to upgrade to a product with a higher level of functionality

There are many upgrade paths available, below are the most commonly requested

Many users want to access to a more powerful product .....

Perpetual - You've already paid for for the license upfront. You have the right to use the software indefintely at that release and the license is kept up-to-date with Annual Subscription.

SOLIDWORKS

Standard to Professional

Software upgrade

£1,628


Uplift in Annual Subscription

£300 – 12 Months*

*Uplift in Subscription calculated on a monthly pro rata basis for the remainder of the Subscription term


All prices are exclusive of VAT

Monthly finance available on request

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SOLIDWORKS

Professional to Premium

Software upgrade

£2,153


Uplift in Annual Subscription

£290 – 12 Months*

*Uplift in Subscription calculated on a monthly pro rata basis for the remainder of the Subscription term


All prices are exclusive of VAT

Monthly finance available on request

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SOLIDWORKS

Standard to Premium

Software upgrade

£3,465


Uplift in Annual Subscription

£490 – 12 Months*

*Uplift in Subscription calculated on a monthly pro rata basis for the remainder of the Subscription term


All prices are exclusive of VAT

Monthly finance available on request

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Network licenses allow for greater deployment flexibility. They share the same serial number and access is managed by your company server. Keep your licenses up-to-date with Subscription.

SOLIDWORKS

Standard to Professional

Software upgrade

£1,845


Uplift in Annual Subscription

£251 – 12 Months*

*Uplift in Subscription calculated on a monthly pro rata basis for the remainder of the Subscription term


All prices are exclusive of VAT

Monthly finance available on request

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SOLIDWORKS

Professional to Premium

Software upgrade

£2,440


Uplift in Annual Subscription

£364 – 12 Months*

*Uplift in Subscription calculated on a monthly pro rata basis for the remainder of the Subscription term


All prices are exclusive of VAT

Monthly finance available on request

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SOLIDWORKS

Standard to Premium

Software upgrade

£3,927


Uplift in Annual Subscription

£615 – 12 Months*

*Uplift in Subscription calculated on a monthly pro rata basis for the remainder of the Subscription term


All prices are exclusive of VAT

Monthly finance available on request

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SOLIDWORKS 3D CADStandardProfessionalPremium
Part Modelling
Assembly Modelling
2D Drawings
Welded Frameworks
Sheet Metal
Surface Modelling
Plastic Part Design
Mold Tools
Configurations
Design Tables
Interference Check
Simulation Xpress
CAM (2.5 axis)*
Direct Editing Tools
DriveWorks Xpress
eDrawings
2D to 3D Conversion
Treehouse
Design Evalutation Tools
Toolbox
Costing – Parts
CircuitWorks
Task Scheduler
Design Checker
eDrawings Professional
TolAnalyst
Visualize*
PDM Standard
DrawCompare
Scan to 3D
Simulation
Simulation Motion
Routing – Electrical
Routing  – Piping
Routing – Tubing
Advanced Surface Flatten
Sustainability
Costing – Assemblies

*Only available with an active subscription of SOLIDWORKS.

 

Commonly asked questions

Question – My current license is not on Active subscription, can I still upgrade to a higher level?

Answer – No. Package upgrades can only be applied to licenses that are on an active subscription plan. In order to upgrade, you would first need to update your expired license. To see options on  how to do this, visit our Expired License Updates or Trade In Licenses pages.

Question – Do I have to wait until my subscription renewal is due, in order to upgrade?

Answer – No. You can upgrade a license at any point in the renewal cycle. We will calculate the accurate cost for your subscription uplift, based on the number of months left on your subscription.

Question – Can I still share models with colleagues on a less powerful version?

Answer – Yes. As long as you are all working on the same year release, all models and drawings can be shared between SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional & Premium. Certain higher functionality elements, like Simulation & Routing Assemblies, won’t be editable by lower-level users but the files can still be shared.

Question – Can I downgrade in the future?

Answer – Yes. You are able to downgrade the package to a lower version at the point the subscription renewal is due. At this point, we will simply charge you the lower product rate and you will lose access to the higher level features.

Question – I’m upgrading to get access to Simulation. Will I need a more powerful machine?

Answer – That depends on the hardware you currently have and what FEA you intend to perform. Typically, an average user of FEA will require more RAM & Processing power than a basic CAD user. To learn more about our hardware recommendations, click HERE

Question – I’m upgrading to get access to Visualize. Will I need a more powerful machine?

Answer – That depends on the hardware you currently have. We recommend a professional CAD Graphics Card for any SOLIDWORKS installation. These tend to be well suited for Visualize, as Visualize can leverage the GPU cores for rendering in addition to the CPU.  This results in huge performance gains.  To learn more about our hardware recommendations, click HERE

Question – Can you provide training on the new features I will get from my upgrade?

Answer – Yes. SOLIDX are a fully certified and accredited SOLIDWORKS reseller andwe offer the full range of standard training courses.  If better suited,  we can work with you on something more bespoke to focus on exactly what you’ll need. To see more information about our training, click HERE

Question – Can I have a trial of the upgrade, before deciding?

Answer – Yes. SOLIDX will be happy to supply you with a free, no obligation 30 day trial of your package of choice. To submit a trial request, click HERE

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