SOLIDWORKS System Requirements

SOLIDWORKS System Requirements and FAQs for current and previous releases.

SOLIDWORKS support for Microsoft Windows 11

SOLIDWORKS Windows 11

Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS® has introduced support for Microsoft® Windows® 11 with the release of SOLIDWORKS® 2022 SP2 on April 25, 2022.  This applies to the entire SOLIDWORKS® Desktop portfolio (3DEXPERIENCE® products excluded). SOLIDWORKS® maintains rigorous standards and works in collaboration with Microsoft® and solution partners…

Read More...

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2022 System Recommendations

SOLIDWORKS PDM System Requirements

Here is an overview of our current recommended SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2022 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…

Read More...

SOLIDWORKS 2022 Hardware Recommendations

SOLIDWORKS 2022 Hardware recommendations

Here is an overview of our current recommended SOLIDWORKS 2022 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 and…

Read More...

Hardware Recommendations for SOLIDWORKS Simulation and Flow Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Hardware

This article provides recommendations related to hardware for SOLIDWORKS Simulation and SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation software. You can learn more about general SOLIDWORKS hardware requirements for SOLIDWORKS 2021 on our blog. Be aware that more powerful and expensive computers may not solve simulation studies in a practical timeframe if…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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.

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...