SOLIDWORKS Service Packs

If you are a SOLIDWORKS subscription customer, you can take advantage of SOLIDWORKS service packs that are regularly posted on the SOLIDWORKS website.

The SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager checks for downloads and installs updates. If an update is located, the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager appears.

To check for updates manually:

In SOLIDWORKS, click > Check for Updates.

To initiate the Installation Manager manually:

In Windows, click Start > SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager > Check for Updates.

To allow the Installation Manager to check periodically:

  1. In SOLIDWORKS, click > Check for Updates.
  2. Specify a number of days in Check for updates every X days, where X can be between 1 and 99.
  3. Click Close.

To update local help and tutorials for service packs:

SOLIDWORKS tutorials are only available as local help (.chm files). Help files are available as Web help or as local help files. These local files are excluded from service pack downloads to reduce download size and time. To ensure up-to-date tutorials and local help, you can download the files separately.
  1. Log in to the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal.
  2. Click Downloads and Updates.
  3. Select the Version year and Product.
  4. Select a language and accept the license agreement.
  5. In the Download and Install page, click manual download method.
  6. In the Manual Install page, specify:
    • Upgrading from Service Pack
    • Language
    • SolidWorks Product
  7. In the Manual Download Packages page, under Step 4, click SolidWorks Help.
  8. Run swHelp<language>.exe to install the help files.