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Solidworks installation for Students- How to update the license key

SolidWork's License Keys for Students have both limited installs and an annual expiration date to protect MIT's license and MUST obtain a new key each year. 

A current key for SolidWorks 2018 and Solidworks 2019 - 2020 are available through a link on IS&T's SolidWorks page

To update the license you need to reset it in your installation by doing the following:

  1. Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features.
  2. Select SolidWorks and click on Change.
  3. In the GUI that opens, select Modify the individual installation.
  4. Enter the new key.
  5. Click through Next to the end.
  6. Click Modify now.
  7. Then relaunch SolidWorks.

On first launch, you will be asked to register again with the new license. Please do so as requested.

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Last Modified:

March 05, 2021

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