Install SolidWorks

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Acquiring SolidWorks

The media required to install SolidWorks can be found on Please download the required files to a local computer before starting installation.
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Windows Install Guide

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 2021" 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 the application installer 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 start the installation, double-click the SolidworksSetup.exe application file   

7. Ensure the selected installation type is Individual, then press Next. Make sure that Electrical is UNCHECKED, or the install will fail.

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

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


10. Select Yes, download and install a newer version...SOLIDWORKS 20** SP5.0 X64 if this window comes up, then press Next.


11. Accept the terms and press Download and Install 


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


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


14. Restart your computer to finish the installation.

SolidWorks should now be installed.



Click here for informatoin on the SolidWorks License Server. 


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