SOLIDWORKS Upgrade

Is the latest version of SOLIDWORKS compatible with Windows 10? [UPDATED]

Is SOLIDWORKS compatible with Windows 10®? That is a question we are hearing a lot lately. On July 28 2015, Microsoft® announced that Windows 10® is now available for business. That is great news, but before you rush out and upgrade your operating system it’s always a good idea to check if your business software is compatible, or if an upgrade is coming soon. DS SOLIDWORKS released a customer bulletin about compatibility with Windows 10: SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP5, SOLIDWORKS 2016 and SOLIDWORKS 2017 software support Windows 10 64-bit Pro and Enterprise. SOLIDWORKS 2014 does NOT support Windows 10* * The following SOLIDWORKS products are NOT supported on Windows 10: SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP4, SOLIDWORKS 2014 SP5 and all other earlier versions and service packs. This applies to the entire product range (i.e. eDrawings, Enterprise PDM, SOLIDWORKS Composer, etc.) Should I Upgrade Now? More information and commentary from our Tech Services Manager: With Microsoft offering Windows 10 as a FREE upgrade, there’s been much…

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How to Upgrade SOLIDWORKS Standard to SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium Version

Firstly, congratulations on deciding to upgrade your SOLIDWORKS Standard version to Professional or Premium, or from Professional to Premium. Perhaps you’ve purchased a new seat or upgraded your existing one, or perhaps you are just wanting to switch who uses which type of license. Regardless, it is a fairly straightforward process. If you are switching seats, or for whatever reason you need to downgrade a computer, you need only change the serial number used for the installation. This will simply “lock out” the Professional or Premium functionality. Much of it is the same for upgrading except for one step. I would suggest performing the downgrade first to become comfortable with the serial number changing process as it is the easier process. Be sure to take note of both serial numbers. Before you upgrade SOLIDWORKS Before you begin the upgrade, make sure you have your installation files handy. This might be a…

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My 3D Mouse Buttons don’t work in the newest SOLIDWORKS version?!

If you don’t like a shooting wrist pain brought on by doing everything in SOLIDWORKS single-handedly, then you’ve probably already have purchased a 3D Mouse to balance the workload. Some of the 3D Connexion ones (available through Javelin’s Store) have programmable buttons in them so that you can launch commands directly from the 3D mouse. However, if you have one of these, and you’ve recently upgraded SOLIDWORKS then you may have noticed that your customized buttons no longer work. This can lead to frustration as you may feel that you need to re-learn how to launch those commands from your keyboard. But fear not, because there is a way to fix this so that your customized buttons will work again! Here’s how: Reinitialize 3D Mouse Buttons First, launch your Registry Editor (or regedit). This can be done by clicking Start, and typing regedit into the “Run Programs or Applications” field….

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