Installing SOLIDWORKS Connected

Prerequisites for installing are:
  • 3DEXPERIENCE platform credentials.
  • A web browser.
  • The 64-bit version of the Java 11 JRE component or higher.

To install SOLIDWORKS Connected:

  1. Log in to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
    You can log in with your existing SOLIDWORKS ID if it uses the same email address as the one your administrator used to invite you to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Otherwise, you need to create new 3DEXPERIENCE credentials.
  2. On the top bar of the 3DDashboard, click the Compass .
  3. Under Me, click SOLIDWORKS Connected.

  4. Follow the prompts to download and install SOLIDWORKS Connected and other apps entitled to your assigned role.

    Install the 3DEXPERIENCE Launcher if prompted.

  5. To use SOLIDWORKS Connected for the first time:
    1. Return to the 3DDashboard in your browser.
    2. Click the Compass and click SOLIDWORKS Connected.
    3. Log in if required.

You cannot install and run SOLIDWORKS Connected on a machine that also has SOLIDWORKS 2021 or the 3DEXPERIENCE Connector for SOLIDWORKS installed.

However, you can install and run SOLIDWORKS Connected if you have SOLIDWORKS 2020 or an earlier version of SOLIDWORKS on your machine. Your platform administrator can help you resolve any concerns.

Uninstalling SOLIDWORKS Connected

To uninstall SOLIDWORKS Connected:

  1. In Windows, click Start > Settings > Apps.
  2. On the Apps & features page, select Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE from the list and click Uninstall.
  3. If you are not using any other apps on the platform, you can also uninstall 3DEXPERIENCE Launcher.

Updating SOLIDWORKS Connected

In the Compass, when an update is available, a colored arrow appears in the list menu for SOLIDWORKS Connected.

To update SOLIDWORKS Connected:

  1. Log in to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
  2. On the top bar of the 3DDashboard, click the Compass .
  3. Under Me, go to SOLIDWORKS and expand the list for the app. Then do one of the following:
    • An orange arrow indicates that a new version is available, but not yet required. Click the download arrow to install a new version, or click the app to start the version that is installed.
    • A red arrow indicates that a required version update is available. Click the download arrow to run the app update.
  4. Follow the prompts to download and install the update.