Deploying Installations from the Option Editor

You can deploy installations directly from the Option Editor by using either a manual or push method.

  • Use the Deploy Manually page of the Option Editor to email instructions to users on how to start the installation. Use this method when users have administrative privileges for their client machines.
  • Use the Deploy Automatically page of the Option Editor to push installations automatically to target machines. Custom uninstalls can also be performed. Use this method when users do not have administrative privileges to install software on their systems.

To use either method, you must change the administrative image installation directory to a Windows shared directory, so it is available through a network location (for example, \\machine\shared_directory or copy the whole image to a local directory on each machine, such as C:\SOLIDWORKS Admin\SOLIDWORKS 2019 SP0).