How to change your SOLIDWORKS Installation

Article by Mersedeh Zandvakili updated April 3, 2020


Do you have a SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium license but you don’t see the SOLIDWORKS add-ins included with your licence when you go to Tools > Add-ins…? You may have chosen the wrong installation package when you installed SOLIDWORKS. In this tech tip I’ll show you how to easily change your SOLIDWORKS installation.

Accessing Add-ins in SolidWorks

Accessing Add-ins in SOLIDWORKS

To change the installed SOLIDWORKS package:

  1. Go to your “Control Panel” > “Program and Features
  2. Find your version of SOLIDWORKS from the list of programs and right-click on it.
  3. Select “Change” from the shortcut menu.
Changing the SolidWorks Installation from Control Panel

Changing the SOLIDWORKS Installation from Control Panel

  1. Click on “Modify your installation” and click “Next“.
  2. Check your serial numbers to make sure they are correct and then click “Next” again.
Modifying the Installation in Installation Manager

Modifying the Installation in the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager

  1. If the right product is not selected, click on “Select different packages or products”.
Changing the Installation Package

Changing the Installation Package

  1. From here, make sure you select the right package and click “Next” to modify the installation and close the SOLIDWORKS installation manager.
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Mersedeh Zandvakili

Mersedeh Zandvakili is a SOLIDWORKS Technical Support Applications Expert, based in the Javelin Oakville Head Office.