Installing SOLIDWORKS

As people find themselves working from home, we are seeing more folks installing SOLIDWORKS software by themselves for the very first time, and even people who are expert SOLIDWORKS users aren’t necessarily familiar with the installation process. Back in the early days, you just popped in a CD, answered four questions, and that was all there was to it. Now, with all of the options and platform applications available, installation can be a little intimidating for people who have never been through the process before.

If you’re a CAD administrator, you are certainly familiar with the SOLIDWORKS Administration Guide available on the SOLIDWORKS website. While that document is comprehensive, we at GSC have found that more situation-specific process descriptions are helpful to customers. To that end, we have created a series of installation guides with explicit step-by-step screenshots and instructions for each type of installation scenario:

Since most people at home will be doing a standalone installation, I decided to record a video overview of the process. If you’re in a different installation situation, viewing this video will also give you insight into what the process looks like. Watch the video, and as always, GSC is here to help with any questions along the way.

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Jeff Setzer

Jeff Setzer

As Technology Evangelist, Jeff loves showing customers new ways to use software and complementary tools to make their jobs easier. Jeff has been working with SOLIDWORKS since its first release in 1995 and he has been with GSC from the beginning! He is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional, a Certified SOLIDWORKS Support Technician, a Certified SOLIDWORKS Instructor, a Certified Simulation Support Technician, and a Microsoft Certified Professional.

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