SOLIDWORKS System Requirements

SOLIDWORKS 2019 Update frequently asked questions

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Update FAQs

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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 free space Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro P600 (entry level), P1000/2000 (mid-range) or P4000 (high-end) AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 (entry level), WX 4100 (mid-range) or WX 5100 (high-end) NOTE: See graphics card section below for more detail Internet Connection: High speed broadband connection for downloading service packs File Storage: SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional What are the minimum SOLIDWORKS 2019 hardware requirements? The minimum SOLIDWORKS 2019 hardware requirements can be found on the SOLIDWORKS System Requirements web page. What Processor (CPU) is recommended for SOLIDWORKS 2019? SOLIDWORKS runs on Intel or AMD based systems. The rebuild process in SOLIDWORKS is inherently linear (parent/child relationship…

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Update frequently asked questions

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Update FAQs

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Hardware Recommendations

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Hardware

Here is an overview of our current recommended SOLIDWORKS 2018 hardware. Please browse through this FAQ for more specific information. We have also recently posted our SOLIDWORKS 2019 hardware recommendations » Processor: Intel Core i7 or Xeon with high processor speed Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit Memory: 24GB or more Hard Drive: Solid State Drive (SSD), maintaining at least 20GB free space Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro P600 (entry level), P1000/2000 (mid-range) or P4000 (high-end) AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 (entry level), WX 4100 (mid-range) or WX 5100 (high-end) NOTE: See graphics card section below for more detail Internet Connection: High speed broadband connection for downloading service packs File Storage: SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional What are the minimum hardware requirements for SOLIDWORKS 2018? The minimum requirements can be found on the SOLIDWORKS System Requirements website. What Processor (CPU) is recommended for SOLIDWORKS 2018? SOLIDWORKS 2018 runs on Intel or AMD based…

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Updates to the End of Life (EOL) plan for SOLIDWORKS and other products

SOLIDWORKS End of Life Plan

SOLIDWORKS has updated their System Requirements to include SOLIDWORKS 2018. This includes updates to the End of Life (EOL) plan for SOLIDWORKS and other products. In addition, the SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management web page has been simplified to update many notes for clarity. We strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with these updates and pay particular attention to: EOL SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM products is 2017 SP05 SOLIDWORKS 2018 client is NOT compatible with a 2017 vault. When the time comes to upgrade to SOLIDWORKS 2018, a migration from WPDM to one of SOLIDWORKS other PDM solutions will be required at the time of the upgrade. Windows Server 2008 R2, SP1 is NOT supported by 2018, including license manager  EOL Windows 8.1, 64-bit is 2018 SP5 EOL Windows Server 2012 is 2018 SP05 EOL Windows Server 2012 R2 is 2019 SP05 EOL Excel, Word 2013 is 2020 SP5 SOLIDWORKS 2018 on Windows 8.1 and…

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