SOLIDWORKS 2016 Installation Manager

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated September 30, 2015


The SOLIDWORKS 2016 Installation Manager is different from previous releases.

Separately purchased SOLIDWORKS add-ins are now grouped under expandable menus. Once the menu has been expanded, a serial number can be entered for the required add-in.

Product Selection

Under product selection you can choose which products to install including the new SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard which is a replacement for SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM.

Product Selection

Product Selection

Download Options

Download Options now give you the choice on whether to download files that are needed to install products on the current computer, or a full download which can be used on any computer. This choice is only available for the Download Only option. These choices may reduce the size of the download.

Download Options

Download Options

Learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2016

To get more SOLIDWORKS 2016 Tips and Tricks you should plan to attend a Launch Broadcast on either Thursday October 1st or Tuesday October 6th. Please visit our registration page to register for a Broadcast event.

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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.