Home Use License Policy Change
Recently, Solidworks has announced a change in the Home Use License policy.
A Home Use License, or HUL, is a standalone license that allows customers with SOLIDWORKS Network licenses to install and run SOLIDWORKS on machines that are outside a company network for work related purposes, training or personal education.
HUL licenses are one of the many mechanisms we provided to our users for home usage. They were not intended for machines that are generally connected to the office network and were introduced when internet access, virtual private networks (VPN) and mobile workstation were not widely available.
As a result, Dassault SystÃ¨mes has decided to phase out HUL licenses:
So, if you are a user of an HUL license, what are your options? Below is a list of some of the most common choices for a customer to use in place of a HUL.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answer: due to a drop in the use of HULs, SOLIDWORKS is diverging resources towards other customer centered initiatives, such as Online Licensing.
Answer: HULs are a courtesy installation, not part of the initial purchase.
Answer: the HULs were never intended for full-time offsite usage. These users should have a Stand Alone license.
Answer: each company's IT department has a solution for VPN.
Our support group is glad to help with this topic. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a link for How to borrow: How to Borrow A SOLIDWORKS License
Answer: User either Transfer License or Online Licensing. Links below: