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SOLIDWORKS System Requirements

SOLIDWORKS System Requirements and FAQs for current and previous releases.

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. 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 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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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Update frequently asked questions

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Update FAQs

Get your SOLIDWORKS 2018 Update installation and configuration frequently asked questions answered by reading this tech tip article.

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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:…

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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…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Hardware Recommendations

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Hardware

Here is our current SOLIDWORKS 2017 hardware recommendations.  Please browse through this FAQ for more specific information. Processor: Intel Core i7 with high processor speed Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit Memory: 16GB or more (2 x 8GB cards) Hard Drive: Solid State Drive (SSD) for…

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