Install SolidWorks

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Install Guide


PLEASE NOTE: A VPN connection is required to access SolidWorks when working off-campus.  For more information regarding how to establish a VPN connection, or how to get access, please see the following Knowledge Base article: .


1. Please go to and click on the "Windows Software" title header. 

2. Then, select the "Solidworks" folder and either right click on the "Solidworks 2019" folder and click download in the top menu bar, or select the small bubble to the left of the folder and click download.   


3.  A zipped file will start to download to your computer. Once downloaded, you will see a zipped folder containing all the necessary installation files, as well as a .txt file.  The .txt file contains the serial number and license server information required during the installation. Unzip all of the files on your computer.


4. To launch the installer, double-click setup.exe

4. Ensure the selected installation type is Individual, then press Next.

5. Find the serial number in Stevens-Readme.txt located in the same folder as setup.exe.

6. Enter the serial number from Stevens-Readme.txt then press Next.

7. Select Yes, download and install a newer version...SOLIDWORKS 20** SP5.0 X64 then press Next.

8. Press Install Now

9. When prompted for the license server information, use the following address:

10. Allow time for the installation to complete. Once it is finished, select No, thank you and click the Finish button.

11. Restart your computer to finish the installation.

SolidWorks should now be installed.


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