Frequent question: How do I update my SOLIDWORKS?

In SOLIDWORKS, click Help > Check for Updates. In Microsoft Windows, click Start > All Programs > SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager > Check for Updates.

How do I update SOLIDWORKS to 2020?

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

Are SOLIDWORKS updates free?

Although there is no free version of SOLIDWORKS out there for you to download, there are a number of solutions that may be able to help you without having to purchase the software. In this article, we are going to run through some scenarios you may find yourself in and the available tools to help you.

Do I need to uninstall SOLIDWORKS to update?

SOLIDWORKS must be completely uninstalled from your machine before you will be able to update or reinstall it.

  • Open the Control Panel. …
  • Navigate to “Programs” > “Programs and Features”. …
  • You will be asked if you would like to allow the program to be changed or uninstalled.

How do I download a new version of SOLIDWORKS?

DOWNLOAD

  1. Create and register a SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal account.
  2. Log in and select ‘Downloads and Updates’
  3. Select the version to download.
  4. Run the downloaded SolidWorksSetup.exe.
  5. When the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager launches, choose the last option ‘Download and share all files’
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What is the newest version of SOLIDWORKS?

Release history

Name/Version Version Number Release Date
SolidWorks 2018 26 September 26, 2017
SolidWorks 2019 27 October 9, 2018
SolidWorks 2020 28 September 18, 2019
SolidWorks 2021 September 22, 2020

How long does SOLIDWORKS 2020 take to install?

If possible use a wired LAN connection to perform this installation. Expect it to take between 35 minutes and several hours, depending on your network connection, processor speed, and other factors. It is recommended that you remove any previous versions before proceeding.

Is SOLIDWORKS free for hobbyists?

There are free and low cost SolidWorks options. There are free 1-year trial licenses available (USC’s AME 101 Syllabus has instructions on how to get it, although I believe that I do not personally qualify for this license.

How much is SOLIDWORKS for personal use?

The basic SOLIDWORKS price has not changed since it was first released in 1996. One standalone license is $3,995. The annual subscription service price, which covers technical support, upgrades, and more for one year, is $1,295.

How do I install SOLIDWORKS for free?

Free Download, Install and License SOLIDWORKS 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016

  1. Download SolidWorks. …
  2. Run SolidWorks Installation Manager. …
  3. Populate Serial Numbers and License SolidWorks. …
  4. In the next window you can Select the folders where the software and Toolbox/Hole Wizard will be installed.

Can you uninstall SOLIDWORKS?

You can choose to perform a standard, custom or complete uninstall. The standard uninstall removes Program Files and Folders of a SOLIDWORKS product. By default, all SOLIDWORKS products for the selected release are specified for a standard uninstall.

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How do I delete old versions of SOLIDWORKS?

Start by opening the Control Panel and navigate to Programs and Features or Uninstall a Program. Select SOLIDWORKS and choose the Uninstall option. Select the SOLIDWORKS products to uninstall. Under Advanced Options, select Change to identify any additional items to remove from your computer.

How do I update my SOLIDWORKS Service Pack?

To update local help and tutorials for service packs: Log in to the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal. Click Downloads and Updates.



SOLIDWORKS Service Packs

  1. In SOLIDWORKS, click Help > 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.

Is SOLIDWORKS free for students?

If your school has SOLIDWORKS, you can install a free student license for your personal computer. These are provided for free to schools with 60 users or more. Downloads can be obtained through your instructor.

How much does it cost to upgrade SOLIDWORKS?

One license of SOLIDWORKS Standard is $3,995. The Annual Subscription service for a standard license, which covers technical support, upgrades, and more for one year, is $1,295.

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