How do I find my SOLIDWORKS Serial Number, Version, and Service Pack information?

Article by Mehdi Rezaei, CSWE updated October 17, 2016


What is my SOLIDWORKS serial number? Which SOLIDWORKS version and service pack am I currently running? You may have asked yourself these questions, or needed to know the answer in order to receive technical support or run an upgrade. This blog post will show you how to find the SOLIDWORKS system information for your current installation.

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From the SOLIDWORKS Help Menu

You should start SOLIDWORKS, select the Help menu and then pick “About SOLIDWORKS…” as shown in the figure below.


Find SolidWorks Serial Number

The About SOLIDWORKS dialog will be displayed where you can find all the information about your SOLIDWORKS package, either Standard, Professional, or Premium; and also the version and service pack numbers. By clicking on the “Show Serial Number” link your SOLIDWORKS serial number will appear.

Show Serial Number

About SOLIDWORKS dialog

From the Registry Editor

In case for any reason, SOLIDWORKS does not load up you can still find your serial number from the Registry Editor. Click the Windows Start button and Run “regedit”.  The registry editor window pops up. Use the following path to locate your serial number:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > SolidWorks > Licenses > Serial Numbers


Registry Editor

From the Windows Control Panel

One other option would be going to the Control Panel > Programs and Features, find SOLIDWORKS and then right-click and select Change Installation. During the early steps of modifying the installation the serial number, which was entered when the software was first installed, will be shown for replacement or changes. You can just grab the serial number and cancel the installation manager.

SOLIDWORKS Serial Number Install Manager

SOLIDWORKS Serial Number Install Manager

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Mehdi Rezaei, CSWE

Mehdi is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert (CSWE) and works near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada