SOLIDWORKS System Requirements

SOLIDWORKS System Requirements and FAQs for current and previous releases.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2021 System Recommendations

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2021 System Requirements

Here is an overview of our current recommended SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2021 system specifications and requirements. While the following recommendations are intended as a general overview for most SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional vaults, determining proper server and client hardware is one of the first steps that…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Update frequently asked questions

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Update FAQs

Get your SOLIDWORKS 2020 Update installation and configuration frequently asked questions answered by reading this tech tip article.

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Hardware Recommendations

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Hardware Requirements FAQs

Here is an overview of our current recommended SOLIDWORKS 2021 hardware / computer specs. The following gives details on specific hardware components.  However the entire system should be designed and assembled for optimal performance.  Custom machines can be a cheaper option, however selecting components individually…

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SOLIDWORKS Upgrade Checklist

SOLIDWORKS Upgrade Checklist

Having a plan before upgrading SOLIDWORKS is important to ensure a smooth rollout. This article provides a checklist of items to prepare prior to clicking ‘Install Now’.   NOTE: Detailed Installation guides can be found on our technical support website NOTE: Need to upgrade SOLIDWORKS…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2020 Server Hardware Recommendations

SOLIDWORKS PDM Hardware

Article co-authored by Samir Lohmann on Here is an overview of our current recommended SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2020 Server hardware recommendations. While the following recommendations are intended as a general overview for most SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional vaults, determining proper server and client hardware is one…

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Update frequently asked questions

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Update FAQs

Get your SOLIDWORKS 2020 Update installation and configuration frequently asked questions answered by reading this tech tip article.

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Hardware Recommendations

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Hardware FAQs

Here is an overview of our current recommended SOLIDWORKS 2020 hardware / computer specs. Looking for SOLIDWORKS 2021 recommendations, we have that too » The following gives details on specific hardware components.  However the entire system should be designed and assembled for optimal performance.  Custom…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Update frequently asked questions

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Update FAQs

Get your SOLIDWORKS 2019 Update installation and configuration frequently asked questions answered by reading this tech tip article.

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Hardware Recommendations

SOLIDWORKS 2019 hardware FAQs

Here is an overview of our current recommended SOLIDWORKS 2019 hardware. Please browse through this FAQ for more specific information. Processor: 3.3 GHz or higher clock speed Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit Memory: 32GB (16GB minimum) Hard Drive: Solid State Drive (SSD), maintaining at least 20GB…

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