“I am not going to make that mistake again!” cried Sal.
“Oh, you mean moving or updating your SolidWorks installation without transferring your license first,” asked Sol, “like last year?”
“Yes,” admitted Sal. “I know there’s a way to do it through the Customer Portal, but…hey, Sol, got a couple minutes? Could you walk me through that real quickly?”
“Sure!” said Sal. “First things first, though. Have you backed up all your templates and Design Library folders?”
“Oh, they’re on the network, but I do have a backup just in case.”
“Good. You remember what I told you about backups, right, Sal?”
“Yes, that you can never be too rich, too good looking, or have too many backups.”
“Exactly! Well, then. Let’s get started. First, we’ll launch SolidWorks and select the ‘Transfer Licenses…’ tool.
“We’ll see that it recommends we just do this over the internet.”
“Hey,” asked Sal, “it even blurred out your email address in case you ever use these images in a blog post!”
Sol sighed. “Yes, yes, that’s exactly what happened,” he said, shaking his head. “Anyway, you should see this next screen momentarily…
“And then you’re done with the transfer.”
“Nice!” said Sal.
“Now, let’s start the new installation. We might as well just go ahead with the activation now.
“When we get to the Activation screen, we’ll again let it default to running over the internet.”
“Hey!” exclaimed Sal, “it even blurred out your email address again!”
Why, I oughta, thought Sol, but instead clicked the “Next” button and pointed to the status screen.
In a matter of just a few seconds, they were greeted with the “Activation/Reactivation Successful” dialog.
“You really should write one of your blogs on this topic, Sol!”
Now you’re talkin’, thought Sol, now you’re talkin’!