Setting Options for the Installation Manager

These options include settings for logging and file location, disabling internet access, and the language used for the Installation Manager screens.

To set Installation Manager options before installing the software:

  1. If the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager is not open, locate SolidWorksSetup.exe in the directory where it was downloaded and unzip the file.
  2. In the Installation Manager, right-click the SOLIDWORKS icon on the title bar and select:
    Option Description
    Installation Logging Levels Sets the level to High, Medium, or Low. Higher levels collect more data for troubleshooting, but can slow down the installation. Low (Fastest) is selected by default, and provides the best performance and stability.

    Create Windows Installer Logs stores these logs in the same folder as the other installation logs.

    Administrative Image Options Select Use short file names (8.3 format) or Use full folder and file names.
    Gather Installation Logs ... Specify the directory to store installation logs. The Installation Manager stores these files in IM_Logs.zip.
    Disable Internet Access You cannot disable internet access if you are installing with an online license.
    Language Sets the language for the Installation Manager. The default is English.
  3. Click Close.