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Solidworks - System Requirements

Mon, 2014-10-13 14:05

solidworks-system requirements

Use this information to ensure you are always working with a SOLIDWORKS supported and optimized system for hardware, operating system and Microsoft products.

 

SOLIDWORKS SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

 

Operating Systems SOLIDWORKS
2013
(EDU
2013-2014)
SOLIDWORKS
2014
(EDU
2014-2015)
SOLIDWORKS
2015
(EDU
2015-
2016)
Windows 8.1 64-bit (2014 SP1)
Windows 8 64-bit
Windows 7 64-bit. Win 7 SP1 required for SOLIDWORKS 2014

Windows 7 32-bit. Win 7 SP1 required for SOLIDWORKS 2014

 

Windows Vista
Hardware  
RAM 8GB or more recommended
Disk Space 5 GB or more
Video Card Certified cards and drivers
Processor Intel or AMD with SSE2 support. 64-bit operating system recommended
Install Media DVD Drive or Broadband Internet Connection
Microsoft Products
Internet Explorer IE 8,9,10 IE 8,9,10,11 IE 9,10,11
Excel and Word 2007, 2010 2007, 2010, 2013 2010, 2013
Other
Anti-Virus Supported Anti-Virus Products
Network Microsoft Windows networking. Novell networks and non-Windows network storage devices are not supported
Virtual environments and storage devices Supported storage devices

 

eDrawings

 

Operating Systems eDrawings
2013
eDrawings
2014
eDrawings
2015
Windows 8.1 64-bit (2014 SP1)
Windows 8 64-bit
Windows 7 64-bit. Win 7 SP1 required for eDrawings 2014 and later
Windows 7 32-bit. Win 7 SP1 required for eDrawings 2014
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Mac 10.6
Mac 10.7
Mac 10.8
Mac 10.9
Mac 10.10

 

SOLIDWORKS Network License Server

 

Operating Systems SOLIDWORKS
2013
SOLIDWORKS
2014
SOLIDWORKS
2015
Windows 7 32 bit. Win 7 SP1 required for SOLIDWORKS 2014
Window 7 64 bit. Win 7 SP1 required for SOLIDWORKS 2014 and later
Windows 8.1 (64-bit only) (2014 SP1)
Windows 8 (64-bit only)
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2. SP1 required for SOLIDWORKS 2014
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2 (2014 SP3)

 

Microsoft Products

 

Microsoft Products SOLIDWORKS Products Start of Life End Of Life (1)
Windows 8.1, 64-bit All Products SOLIDWORKS 2014 SP1 Active
Windows 8, 64-bit All Products SOLIDWORKS 2013 SP0 SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP5
Windows 7, 64-bit All Products SOLIDWORKS 2010 SP1 Active
Windows 7, 32-bit SOLIDWORKS, EPDM SOLIDWORKS 2010 SP1 SOLIDWORKS 2014 SP5
Windows Vista, 32-bit All Products SOLIDWORKS 2012 SP0 SOLIDWORKS 2013 SP5
Windows XP, 32-bit All Products SOLIDWORKS 2001Plus SP0 SOLIDWORKS 2013 SP5
Windows Server 2012 R2 EPDM, Network License Server SOLIDWORKS 2014 SP3 Active
Windows Server 2012 EPDM, Network License Server SOLIDWORKS 2014 SP0 Active
Windows Server 2008 R2 EPDM, Network License Server 2009 Active
Windows Server 2008 EPDM, Network License Server 2008 SOLIDWORKS 2014 SP5
Windows Server 2003 EPDM, Network License Server 2003 SOLIDWORKS 2013 SP5
IE 10 All Products SOLIDWORKS 2013 SP0 Active
IE 9 All Products SOLIDWORKS 2011 SP4 Active
IE 8 All Products SOLIDWORKS 2009 SP5 SOLIDWORKS 2014 SP5
Excel, Word 2013 SOLIDWORKS, EPDM SOLIDWORKS 2013 SP4 Active
Excel, Word 2010 SOLIDWORKS, EPDM SOLIDWORKS 2010 SP5 Active

 

SolidWorks Electrical Server

 

Operating Systems 2013 2014 2015
Windows Server 2003 SP1
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
SQL Server Platform  
SQL 2005 SP2
SQL 2008
SQL 2008 R2
SQL 2012

 

Notes

 

  1. End Of Life corresponds to the last SOLIDWORKS release where a Microsoft Product is supported. SOLIDWORKS releases after this are not supported and for operating systems, SOLIDWORKS installation is blocked
  2. SOLIDWORKS Product Support Lifecycle defines the End Of Support for SOLIDWORKS versions
  3. Windows Home Editions and Windows To Go are not supported
  4. Microsoft Office 'Click-To-Run' feature is not supported
  5. We recommend using the latest Microsoft SP of Windows, Office and Internet Explorer
  6. Apple Macintosh® based machines running Windows using Boot Camp are not supported
 

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