SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager

Tech tips and articles for using the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager

Troubleshooting the SolidWorks Installation Manager Download

In order to provide the latest available service packs and current media to customers, SolidWorks has introduced the SolidWorks Installation Manager.  The SolidWorks Installation Manager provides an automated method to download all required installation files to a single folder.  If bandwidth is a concern, you should only need to download the entire installation fileset once per service pack, and then share it among the user base in your organization.  The set of files required for the entire installation process is usually around 5.5 GB and service packs are released 4 to 5 times a year.  With the downloaded fileset residing on a server or burned to a DVD, you can then use them to distribute the service pack as needed. In some instances, the security…

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CAD ADMINS, here’s a SolidWorks 2011 improvement you’ll really like!

For CAD admins out there, SolidWorks 2011 has made a nice enhancement you’ll really benefit from – no longer do you need to download the 64-bit installation fileset using a 64-bit machine and the 32-bit fileset from a 32-bit machine.  You can now download either…

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