Article - CS282719

Minimum Windchill license profile requirements for CAD integration with Windchill

Modified: 10-Sep-2021   

Applies To

  • Windchill PDMLink 11.1 to
  • Windchill PDM Essentials 11.1 to
  • Windchill ProjectLink 11.1 to
  • Creo Parametric 3.0 to 8.0
  • Windchill Workgroup Manager


  • What licensing profiles are required for various CAD integrations with Windchill, including AutoCAD, Solidworks, Catia, NX
  • Licensing compliance requirements for Windchill 
  • Is there any way to check list of users who is using licenses for Solidworks and Windchill integration
  • gettin the following message while trying to connect to Windchill from Creo Parametric:
Insufficient Windchill license to Windchill Server, Windchill, connection to the server is refused
  • Getting error in Method Server logs:
"User is not a member of any valid license groups. Access is denied. You do not have a Windchill license assigned to your account. Contact your administrator for further assistance"
  • Why do we have to purchase a separate license for the wcadmin (to add admin or test user) user to publish files.
  • What licenses are needed when using Mentor Graphics with Windchill
  • Unable to publish any CAD Document of 3rd part application like Soliworks, Autodesk Inventor, NX due to error 
Insufficient Windchill license to Windchill Server, publishxxxxxxxxxxxxxtmp, connection to publishxxxxxxxxxxxxxtmp.
  • What is the License group in Windchill to provide a user the ability to use Creo illustrate
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