Installing/Licensing Solidworks and/or NX (Manufacturing Sciences students only)

Installation Instructions:

Please note, this guide applies to Manufacturing Studies students only. Only students enrolled in certain programs can get SolidWorks or NX.
Your eligibility will be verified when you come to the IT Service Desk.


System Requirements

Please ensure that your laptop meets the minimum system requirements for SolidWorks or NX
Laptop and System requirements can be found on the Laptops page or by going here


Come to the IT Service Desk – Room E2030 of the main London Campus

Currently, the IT Service Desk is the only source for SolidWorks or NX Installation installation. You must come to the IT Service Desk to have SolidWorks or NX Installed.

  • Our technicians will have you run the installation program that you have downloaded above, and complete the installation process with you.
  • We highly recommend that you read through and understand the installation process below beforehand.
  • We also recommend that students do not come immediately before their class, as the installation process can take upwards of 1 hour.

How to License:

Solid Works licensing is required if you plan to use Solid Works outside of the Fanshawe Network or at any location outside of campus.  Before doing any license configuration, you must have Solid Works Installed by the IT Service Desk and be connected to the Fanshawe wireless network.

Borrowing Solid Works Licenses

  • Open SolidNetWork License Manager Client
  • Go to the License Borrowing tab
  • You will see a list of available licenses in the Available product licenses Please select all the licenses and adjust the borrow until date (Note: The Borrow date is a maximum of twenty-eight days)
  • If successful, you will see all the available licenses transfer to the Borrowed product licenses

Returning and Borrowing Solid Works Licenses

  • Open SolidNetWork License Manager Client
  • Go to the License Borrowing tab
  • You will see a list of borrowed licenses in the Borrowed product licenses Please select all the licenses and click Return
  • If successful, you will see all the borrowed licenses transfer to the Available product licenses
  • Repeat the Borrowing Solid Works Licenses steps to borrow licenses again, moving the date twenty-eight days ahead.
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