Free Download, Install and License SOLIDWORKS 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

In this article, we will explain step by step how to free download, install and license SolidWorks on your PC. Currently available SolidWorks versions for downloading and install are: 2020, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015.

Create a free account on SolidWorks site

Before we start, you should create an account and login on SolidWorks site. You can create it and login via this link:

Sign In or Login to SolidWorks site

See image below for the details.

SolidWorks sign in and login page

Download SolidWorks

Now you can download SolidWorks 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 or 2015 from the page.


https://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/downloads.htm

See image below for the details.

Official download page Solidworks

Run SolidWorks Installation Manager

When file downloading is finished, you should run SolidWorks Installation Manager on your Windows.

Window Welcome to SolidWorks Installation Manager will appear on the screen. Here you should specify the type of installation: Individual (on this computer), Administrative image or Server products. Chose the Individual (we will focus only on this type in this tutorial). Click on the Next button. See image below for the details.

Welcome to the Solidworks installation manager

Populate Serial Numbers and License SolidWorks

The next step is to select SolidWorks products and populate serial numbers for them.
For 3D Design the following options are available:
SOLIDWORKS Standard,
SOLIDWORKS Professional,
SOLIDWORKS Premium and
SolidNetWork.


For Simulation the following products are available:
SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation,
SOLIDWORKS Motion,
SOLIDWORKS Plastic
and
SOLIDWORKS Simulation.


Also, in the category Technical Communication the following products are available:
SOLIDWORKS Composer,
SOLIDWORKS Composer Player Pro,
SOLIDWORKS Inspection
and more.


Click on the Next button. See image below for the details.

Solidworks serial number information

In the next window you can Select the folders where the software and Toolbox/Hole Wizard will be installed. By default Program files will be installed on C:\Program Files\. Don’t forget to tick on “I accept the terms of the SOLIDWORKS”. See image below for the details.

Install Solidworks summary

During installation, basic features of the products are presented in the Install window. See image below for the details.

Installing solidworks premium

The last steps is to accept Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation License and Subscription Service Agreement by clicking on Accept button (down-left). See image below for the details.

 

Accept Solidworks license agreement

You have successfully installed SolidWorks on your computer. Now, you can run SolidWorks and enjoy using it!

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