How to Find and Activate Your Free Visualize Standard License

Get ready to amaze your customers with beautiful photorealistic visualizations of your parts or products before the prototype is even built! SOLIDWORKS Visualize leverages industry-leading rendering capabilities and an easy to use interface to create professional, photo-quality images, animations and other 3D content quickly and easily.

Not limited to technical users, SOLIDWORKS Visualize can be used by anyone in your organization, such as your marketing team, to create and communicate high-quality visual and emotional content to drive innovation, design decisions and business solutions.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard comes complimentary with every license of SOLIDWORKS Professional and SOLIDWORKS Premium that is purchased with Subscription. This complimentary seat of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard can be given to anyone in your company! SOLIDWORKS Visualize is a separate standalone product and does not occupy the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD license.

To give SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard to someone else in your company, please simply forward this blog post and provide them with the SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard serial number.

How to Access Your SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard Serial Number

1 – Login to the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal using the account your SOLIDWORKS serial number is associated with.

Activate Free Visualize Standard License

If you do not have an account you will need to register first.

2 – Once logged in, click on ‘My Products’

3 – If you see a SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium with a + symbol next to it, click this to expand to see your SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard serial number and skip to step 9. This will be listed as “with SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard”


If you do not see such a serial number, click Home go back to the portal main page. Please continue to step 4, as you will need to register your product to obtain the serial number.

How to Register Your SOLIDWORKS Visualize License

4 – On the portal main page, click on ‘Register My Products’

5 – Enter your 24 digit SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium Serial number and click ‘Next’*

6 – Click on the checkmark icon to choose a product/version.

Click the chevron next to SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium 2017.

7 – Click ‘Ok’ > ‘Next’ to finish.

8 – Click Home to go back to the portal main page.

9 – Click ‘My Products’, and the “with SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard” serial number should appear now.

10 – You can now enter this new Serial number when installing SOLIDWORKS 2017 or if SOLIDWORKS is already installed, follow the 3 steps below.

How to Install Your Complimentary Seat of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard

  1. If SOLIDWORKS 2017 is already installed, you can modify your SOLIDWORKS Installation from your computer’s Control Panel and open > Programs > Programs and Features > Click SOLIDWORKS 2017 <minor version>, and click ‘Change’ at the top
  2. Click ‘Modify the individual installation (on this computer)’ > click on ‘Next’ > expand ‘Visualization’ and Click ‘SOLIDWORKS Visualize’
  3. Paste in your SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard serial number and proceed through the Installation Manager to complete the modification

* For network licenses, use the same serial number as your SOLIDWORKS license, simply reactivate the network license manager for 2017 and enter this serial number under both SOLIDWORKS and Visualize when installing on the clients.

If you purchased Visualize Standard separately or have purchased Visualize Professional, you will use the same serial number as Visualize 2016. Also new for SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional users is Visualize Boost (network rendering), this can be obtained from My Products using a similar process as above.

If you have any issues installing or updating your SOLIDWORKS Visualize license, please contact CAD MicroSolutions’ Support Team via email at or call us at 416-213-0533.

Subscription customers can access free video tutorials on SOLIDWORKS Visualize via their MySolidWorks customer portal.

CAD MicroSolutions is one of the most recognized and reputable SOLIDWORKS resellers in Ontario. Founded in 1984, we have 3 offices in Canada providing SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software, training, consulting, and software development services.