Term Licencing


What is Rental Term Licencing?
Term licensing is a new licensing option that lowers the upfront cost of SOLIDWORKS software and allows for more flexible deployment options for start-ups, makers, consultants, contractors and businesses of any size.

In short, term licenses are the same as perpetual licenses except they have an end date and can be purchased in 6-month or 1-year terms.
Benefits of Term Licensing
  • Lower Upfront Costs
  • Flexibility
  • Scalability
  • Budgeting
Drawbacks of Term Licensing
  • Higher Long-term Costs
  • Software Expires

Cost of Ownership

If you're unsure whether a term or perpetual license is right for you then we suggest that you consider the costs of Perpetual vs Term over time.

This chart compares the cost of SOLIDWORKS licenses and subscription for annual term, perpetual and perpetual - three year lease purchase. You can clearly see that perpetual licenses are more cost effective in the long term, in fact it takes just three years for them to become the best option.
Perpetual or Term License?

The decision to choose a Perpetual (owned) or Term (rental) license of SOLIDWORKS is easier to make if one of the questions below applies to your current situation...
  • Are you a start-up, maker or individual with cash flow constraints?
  • Do your workloads or needs change dramatically from project to project?
  • Do you have a fluctuating workforce with turnover and temporary employees or interns?
  • Do your software budgets change drastically from year-to-year?
If one or more of these apply to your organisation term licensing could be a good option for you. Contact us for pricing information.

Lease Purchase

Working with our partners at Genesis Capital, Solid Solutions can offer a Lease Purchase option enabling you to buy SOLIDWORKS in a cost-effective way with predictable, affordable, 100% tax allowable payments, allowing you to match day to day overheads with day to day benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which SOLIDWORKS Products is term licensing available for?
  • SOLIDWORKS Standard
  • SOLIDWORKS Professional
  • SOLIDWORKS Premium
  • SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard
  • SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional
  • SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium
What services and level of support do SOLIDWORKS term license customers get access to?
SOLIDWORKS Term License customers have access to the same benefits and services as SOLIDWORKS subscription customers: Technical support, knowledge base, software upgrades and enhancements, customer portal and My.SOLIDWORKS. But please note: these benefits are applicable only for the length of the term license.
Is term licencing available for releases prior to SOLIDWORKS 2017?
No. SOLIDWORKS Term Licencing is only available for SOLIDWORKS 2017 and later releases.
Is term licensing available to both new and existing SOLIDWORKS customers?
Yes. SOLIDWORKS term licensing is available to all new and existing SOLIDWORKS customers.
Are SOLIDWORKS term license products available on SNL (SOLIDWORKS Network License)?
No. SOLIDWORKS term licensing products are only available as standalone licenses.
What are the minimum and maximum length term licenses available?
SOLIDWORKS term license products will be available in 6-month or 1-year terms
Can you convert a term license to a perpetual license?
No. Term licenses only grant access to SOLIDWORKS software for a specific period of time and they cannot be converted to a perpetual license.

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