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How to Download SolidWorks

How to Download Solidworks

How to Download Solidworks
  1. Check the Solidworks Icon indicated a new window/tab will be opened by pressing link website to make sure your computer meets the minimum hardware and software requirements to install and run the software:
  2. Enter a Help Desk Ticket Icon indicated a new window/tab will be opened by pressing link to add your username to the software download netgroup, it-solidworks-download-users. (You will not be able to access the Solidworks download until you have been added to this Netgroup.)

It is highly recommended that you download this software while on campus.
If off campus, Set up a VPN connection. 
Map the following network drive to your computer (instructions for mapping a Document 52927 is unavailable at this time.): \\\dfs\Software\EndUserSoftware\SolidWorks

The folder should contain zipped subfolders for the 32-bit version and the 64-bit version.  Once downloaded and unzipped, you should see the following files:

  • Setup file (double click to start the installation process)
  • ReadMe file with terms and conditions for use and activation key

The following terms and conditions apply to this student/instructor/classroom version of SolidWorks:

  • This SolidWorks license is authorized for student/classroom instructor use only, and is intended for use on personally-owned computers.
  • If you are a faculty member or instructor who wishes to use this software on your university-owned computer, please call the IT Help Desk for assistance, as this download is intended for personally-owned computers only.
  • Faculty research is not covered under this license.
  • This software is available for free download and use on 500 machines, and will not be available after 500 licenses have been activated. These 500 licenses are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

This download may take several hours (especially if off-campus).  If you need additional assistance, contact the IT Help Desk at (573) 341-4357 (HELP).

For assistance please contact the IT Help Desk by calling 573-341-4357 (HELP), visiting the IT Help Desk on the first floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library, or submitting a ticket online at:

Keywords:solidworks; solidworks software, how to download solidworks   Doc ID:52976
Owner:Connie G.Group:Missouri University of Science and Technology
Created:2015-06-21 15:27 CDTUpdated:2017-07-27 12:35 CDT
Sites:Missouri University of Science and Technology
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