DriveWorks Solo 15: Manual Activation [send feedback...]

Introduction

This topic will explain how to manually license DriveWorks Solo which you may need to do if you have no internet connection or a poor internet connect.

When you first launch SOLIDWORKS after installing DriveWorks Solo you will be see a helper link that prompts you to activate the product:

Once the Helper link is selected the Licensing Wizard will guide you through activating your license key.

Before You Begin

If you are on a network managed by an IT Department, you may be behind a proxy, in which case you may need to find out your proxy details from whoever runs your network.

The Manual Licensing Process

The manual licensing process is divided into the following few steps:

Step 1

When you downloaded DriveWorks Solo, you will have received a license key. Type this license key into the box shown in the image to let the left.

See How To: Find Drive Works Solo License Keys if you do not have your license key.

Step 2Enter some information about yourself, and a description of the machine you are activating on. This information helps us to support you better.
Step 3

When you click next on the previous step, DriveWorks will start to activate your license  on your machine.

Click Stop to interrupt the process.

Step 4

This will then take you on to Troubleshooting. Select Use Manual Activation and clicking "Next >".

If you are on a network managed by an IT Department, you may be behind a proxy, in which case you may need to find out your proxy details from whoever runs your network.

The Proxy details can be entered by selecting Configure proxy details and clicking "Next >".

Step 5

Click "Save Request..." and browse to location where it is to be saved.

This will save a .driveactreq file and a .html file in this location.

The .html file contains further steps to take.

Copy the files to a machine which has access to the internet.
Step 6

Open a web browser and on the machine with internet access and browse to http://activation.driveworks.co.uk

Follow the instructions on the page and Browse to the location of the .driveactreq file and click Submit.

Step 7

A response to the activation request will then be generated and it will need to be downloaded and copied back on to the machine which needs licensing.

This file is called Manual Activation Response.xml

Step 8

Then go back to the Licensing Wizrad and click the "Open Response..." button and browse to the location of the Manual Activation Response.xml file.

Step 9

When the activation has completed, you will see the Activation Successful screen, and when you press Finish, DriveWorks will be launched.

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