Tutorial: How to download SOLIDWORKS

Just purchased, or reinstalling SOLIDWORKS? Read our step-by-step guide to find out how to download SOLIDWORKS and get started with your installation…

How to download SOLIDWORKS: Step 1

Go to the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal and log in. If you don’t have one already, simply click the button that says: “Create a SOLIDWORKS ID”.



Step 2

Once logged into your customer portal account click “Downloads and Updates” which is the first item on the “Download” list, as shown below.



Please note: If this item has a padlock beside it you need to add your SOLIDWORKS serial number to your Customer Portal account.

Click “Register My Products” at the bottom of the “My Support” list and follow the instructions.

Step 3

Select the appropriate year from the “Select Version” dropdown and click on the “SOLIDWORKS Products” link in the same row as the required service pack.



Step 4

The terms and conditions page is now displayed. If you’re happy with the terms and conditions, click “Accept Agreement & Continue” and then click “Download”.



Step 5

Allow your browser to download and run “SolidWorksSetup.exe”. We recommend you extract the files to “This PC\Documents\SOLIDWORKS Downloads” (the default).



Step 6

Once the files are extracted the Installation Manager will automatically start. This will download everything else which you need to install SOLIDWORKS.



SOLIDWORKS download complete – time to install!



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