Information about the online licensing option is stored in the following registry location:


Upon switching a license to online licensing, the 'Value data' for 'SOLIDWORKS' should be ‘1’. If the license is a machine activation license, the 'Value data' for 'SOLIDWORKS' is ‘0’.

Take note that the 'Online' registry key is automatically created when using an online license. This means that if online licensing was never used on a machine, you will not find the 'Online' registry entry.

to apply the registry key on your machine , please follow the steps below:

-Save the attached reg key ‘Online-License-Reg-Key-ON.reg.txt’ to you desktop  >remove '.txt' extension>Yes>double-click Online-License-Reg-Key-ON.reg >Yes>Yes>Ok