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    SOLIDWORKS Support Volunteer Jeffrey Meyer's Avatar
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    Hi again Floyd.

    This might help:
    http://eaaforums.org/showthread.php?...eferrerid=4242

    Jeffrey

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    Thank you, Jeffery for your responses!! I appreciate the help. I'm trying to do the same thing through the SW User Group Network. As soon as I get any helpful responses, I'll post them to add to the knowledge base here.

    And you are correct not to believe that there are 28 Floyd Hankers out there in the World. The name sounded pretty "crop dusty" to me, so I used it!!

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    Turns out you can get official support from:

    https://www.solidworks.com/support/student-form

    Can't guarantee that you'll get a quick reply - first-come-first-serve basis, but you'll certainly get a reply, and it will very likely be a good one.

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    Thanks for tracking down that link, Jeff. I've got it bookmarked for the future!!

    I decided to wait for about a week figuring that would be the max time for Dassault/SolidWorks' servers to either delete or overwrite their Temp Folders. And Boom! I was In Like Flint!

    Here's what I've learned after installing, uninstalling and reinstalling: it's best to install the SolidWorks SEK without the PCB add-in. (It's been better, but not a 100% without problems, adding in the PCB by going through either Control Panel>Programs and Features, or through Apps under Settings.)

    For whatever reason, this version of SolidWorks doesn't come with an SQL Server to act as the data base for everything the PCB add-in needs. (Maybe that can be changed next time things are negotiated.) So, one will have to be downloaded. Don't use SQL Server 2019! Way too problematic for a lot of reasons!! The best success was with SQL Server 2014 and make sure you get Service Pack
    3 with it as well. But, who knows how much longer this data base will be supported by Microsoft.

    In any event, here are two links with some solid info:
    This is for installing the Sql Server

    https://www.javelin-tech.com/blog/20...-professional/

    This is for configuring the Server

    https://help.solidworks.com/2020/Eng...sql_server.htm

    Again, I had a better outcome getting SolidWorks installed first without the PCB add-in. Also, everyone should make sure that SolidWorks can find its native data tables, like the Hole Wizard table for example, after the the SQL server is installed.

    Most importantly for everyone also with an SSD harddrive on their computers, if you're wishing to experiment what the number of installs and uninstalls, you'll be cutting down the normal lifespan of the solid state drive by doing this. I did it on purpose knowing the cost of it, so you should as well if you go down this path.

    Thanks again, Jeff. I'll add more if and when I get better answers. Thanks a bunch!!

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    Serial number does not entitle you to solidworks 2021

    I joined the EAA this year and have never installed Solidworks before.

    I get the following error message when trying to install:

    "Your serial number does not entitle you to SOLIDWORKS 2021..."

    It sounds as if the provided serials are invalid. What can I do to fix this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jllphipps View Post
    I joined the EAA this year and have never installed Solidworks before.

    I get the following error message when trying to install:

    "Your serial number does not entitle you to SOLIDWORKS 2021..."

    It sounds as if the provided serials are invalid. What can I do to fix this?
    I have the same problem.
    Look like there license server is not up to date.

    I did a post of my issue thursday.
    http://eaaforums.org/showthread.php?...-Renew-license

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    I think I mentioned this before - perhaps in another topic.
    Unless I'm mistaken, the SW Student edition lags behind the commercial edition. A bit like buying bread - If you want today's bread, come tomorrow.
    So use your serial number to install SW 2020 (instead of 2021).
    Let us know how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey Meyer View Post
    I think I mentioned this before - perhaps in another topic.
    Unless I'm mistaken, the SW Student edition lags behind the commercial edition. A bit like buying bread - If you want today's bread, come tomorrow.
    So use your serial number to install SW 2020 (instead of 2021).
    Let us know how it goes.
    Hi Jeffrey, thanks for your support.

    SW Student 2021-2022 is already available.

    https://www.cleverbridge.com/1566/purl-StudentEdition
    https://www.solidworks.com/support/c...wnload#no-back

    Regards
    Alain

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    Thanks Alain,

    Useful information - especially so since I don't have any experience/tools/knowledge/authority on installation issues.
    I guess the question now is what version is supported by the EAA issued serial number?
    If it's only 2020, the next question is can you live with 2020?
    Personally, I most certainly can

    Best regards,
    Jeffrey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey Meyer View Post
    Thanks Alain,

    Useful information - especially so since I don't have any experience/tools/knowledge/authority on installation issues.
    I guess the question now is what version is supported by the EAA issued serial number?
    If it's only 2020, the next question is can you live with 2020?
    Personally, I most certainly can

    Best regards,
    Jeffrey

    Hi Jeffrey.

    I started my membership last year May 31 2020.
    I requested a SW license June 2 2020.
    I received a serial for SW2020 (edu 2020-2021), I installed it and everything was great.

    When I saw that SW2021 (edu 2021-2022) was available, I requested another license (Sunday June 20 2021)
    The serial I received is the same as last year, and doesn't work with SW2021 (edu 2021-2022)

    Sure I can re-installed SW2020, but I like to be up to date.

    Maybe Cory can look at this.

    Regards
    Alain.

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