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Maximizing Your Investment in SOLIDWORKS: An IT Governance Guide

Updated: Feb 13, 2023

SOLIDWORKS is an industry-leading software for computer-aided design (CAD) and product development. However, as with any software, there are important steps that organisations must take to ensure that their investment in SOLIDWORKS is being used effectively and efficiently. In this post, we will explore four key areas of IT Governance for SOLIDWORKS: Licensing, Maintenance, Infrastructure, and Compliance.

Belo you can watch the comprehensive video on an explanation of the four key areas of IT governance for SOLIDWORKS (licensing, maintenance, infrastructure, and compliance). Here we will deep dive into each area of IT governance, including real-world examples and best practices:

Understanding SOLIDWORKS Licensing

The first step in maximising your investment in SOLIDWORKS is to have a clear understanding of your licensing options. SOLIDWORKS offers several licensing options, including standalone, network, and subscription licenses, each with its own advantages and limitations. It is important to choose the right licensing option based on your organization's needs and to appoint a license administrator who is responsible for tracking usage and renewing licenses.

Maintaining Your SOLIDWORKS Software

IT Infrastructure


To maximise your investment in SOLIDWORKS, it is important to have a thorough plan for its management. This includes knowing your licensing options, keeping your software up-to-date, having a strong computer setup, and following important rules. By taking these steps, organisations can ensure that their investment in SOLIDWORKS is being used effectively and efficiently and that their team can work together and come up with new ideas to drive their business forward.

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