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System hardware and operating system requirements for SOLIDWORKS products.

SOLIDWORKS

Operating Systems SOLIDWORKS
2015

(EDU
2015-2016)
SOLIDWORKS
2016

(EDU
2016-2017)
SOLIDWORKS
2017

(EDU
2017-2018)
Windows 10, 64-bit (2015 SP5)
Windows 8.1, 64-bit
Windows 8.0, 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit (only)
Hardware
RAM 8GB or more recommended
Video Card Certified cards and drivers
Processor Intel or AMD with SSE2 support. 64-bit operating system required
Install Media DVD Drive or Broadband Internet Connection
Microsoft Products
Internet Explorer IE 9,10,11 IE 10,11 IE 11
Excel and Word 2010, 2013 2010, 2013, 2016 (2016 SP3) 2010, 2013, 2016
Other
Anti-Virus Supported Anti-Virus Products
Network Microsoft Windows networking. Novell networks and non-Windows network storage devices are not supported
Virtual environments Supported virtual environments 

 

eDrawings

Operating Systems eDrawings
2015
eDrawings
2016
eDrawings
2017
Windows 10, 64-bit (2015 SP5)
Windows 8.1, 64-bit
Windows 8.0, 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit (only)
Mac 10.10
Mac 10.9
Mac 10.8

 

SOLIDWORKS Network License Server

Operating Systems SOLIDWORKS
2015
SOLIDWORKS
2016
SOLIDWORKS
2017
Windows 10, 64-bit (2015 SP5)
Windows 8.1, 64-bit
Windows 8.0, 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit (only)
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2, SP1

 

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Server

Operating Systems 2015 2016 2017
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2, SP1
SQL Server Platform
SQL 2016
SQL 2014
SQL 2012
SQL 2008 R2

 

Microsoft Products

Microsoft Products SOLIDWORKS Products Start of Life End Of Life (1)
Windows 10, 64-bit All Products 2015 SP5 Active
Windows 8.1, 64-bit All Products 2014 SP1 2018 SP5
Windows 8.0, 64-bit All Products 2013 SP0 2015 SP5
Windows 7, 64-bit All Products 2010 SP1 Active
Windows 7, 32-bit SOLIDWORKS, PDM 2010 SP1 2014 SP5
Windows Vista, 64-bit All Products 2008 SP3.1 2013 SP5
Windows Vista, 32-bit All Products 2008 SP0 2013 SP5
Windows XP, 64-bit All Products 2006 SP4 2012 SP5
Windows XP, 32-bit All Products 2001Plus SP0 2013 SP5
Windows Server 2012 R2 PDM, Network License Server 2014 SP3 2018 SP05
Windows Server 2012 PDM, Network License Server 2014 SP0 2018 SP05
Windows Server 2008 R2, SP1 PDM, Network License Server 2009 2017 SP05
Windows Server 2008 PDM, Network License Server 2008 2014 SP5
SQL Server 2016 PDM Database Server 2017 SP0 Active
SQL Server 2014 PDM Database Server 2015 SP0 Active
SQL Server 2012 PDM Database Server 2013 SP2 Active
SQL Server 2008 R2 PDM Database Server 2010 SP4 2017 SP5
IE 11 All Products 2014 SP3 Active
IE 10 All Products 2013 SP0 2016 SP5
IE 9 All Products 2011 SP4 2015 SP5
IE 8 All Products 2009 SP5 2014 SP5
Excel, Word 2016 (64-bit recommended) SOLIDWORKS, PDM 2016 SP3 Active
Excel, Word 2013 SOLIDWORKS, PDM 2013 SP4 Active
Excel, Word 2010 SOLIDWORKS, PDM 2010 SP5 2018 SP5
Excel, Word 2007 SOLIDWORKS, PDM 2008 SP1 2014 SP5

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. Windows Server Operating System support applies to Standard and Enterprise Editions only
  3. SOLIDWORKS Product Support Lifecycle defines the End Of Support for SOLIDWORKS versions
  4. Windows Home Editions and Windows To Go are not supported
  5. Microsoft Office ‘Click-To-Run’ feature is supported for SOLIDWORKS 2017 and later
  6. We recommend using the latest Microsoft SP of Windows, Office and Internet Explorer
  7. Apple Macintosh® based machines running Windows using Boot Camp are not supported