Download Installation Media

All your installation media is available from the SOLIDWORKS Downloads Page.

If you cannot access the SOLIDWORKS Downloads Page, contact your Value Added Reseller to obtain DVDs.

To download the installation media:

  1. Log in to the SOLIDWORKS Downloads Page as a Subscription Service Customer, using your email address and password, or your SOLIDWORKS serial number.
  2. In the Downloads Page, for Select Version, select the year.
  3. Select the SOLIDWORKS tab for SOLIDWORKS products.
  4. In the Product area, select a service pack.
    For the latest major release, select SOLIDWORKS Products version 0.0.
  5. Click Accept Agreement and Continue in the CLOSA page.
  6. Click Download.
    The Installation Manager downloads SolidworksSetup.exe to the default location C:\Users\Username\Downloads.
  7. Unzip SolidworksSetup.exe to the Downloads folder.
    You can also unzip SolidworksSetup.exe to your preferred location.
  8. Run setup.exe with administrative permissions.
  9. In Installation Manager, click Download and share all files.
    Create individual installs or administrative images on multiple machines with a single download and then follow the prompts to complete the process.

    The Installation Manager downloads the installation media for you.

    This option is useful for:
    • Installing the software on a small number of machines
    • Downloading using a portable drive or a network drive
    • Installing service packs
    To download the installation files selectively, follow the prompts to select the manual download method.