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== Supported Operating Systems ==
 
== Supported Operating Systems ==
 
[[File:Win10-logo.png]] Solidworks is only available for 64-bit Windows. Mac and Linux users will need to install Windows first.
 
[[File:Win10-logo.png]] Solidworks is only available for 64-bit Windows. Mac and Linux users will need to install Windows first.
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<span style="color:red">Now runs on Windows 11<span style="color:red">
  
 
== VPN requirement ==
 
== VPN requirement ==
 
[[File:Vpn-depends.png]] Connection to campus VPN is not required to license Solidworks for student version but is required for faculty version.
 
[[File:Vpn-depends.png]] Connection to campus VPN is not required to license Solidworks for student version but is required for faculty version.
  
== How to Install (faculty/staff only - students see below) ==
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<b>Notes:</b>
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* You will need to connect to the campus VPN in order to use the faculty/staff license.
  
Faculty and staff can email [mailto:support@eng.ua.edu support@eng.ua.edu] and specify your computer name and we can install it remotely if you are on campus.
 
  
If you wish to install it yourself, here are download links:
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==Troubleshooting '''<span style="color:red">BLANK INSTALLER</span>'''<b> (CLICK LINK BELOW)</b>==
* Zipped Solidworks install files: [https://alabama.box.com/s/53ng1fze1w4dgplnde5cls2au4x7w3cu <span style="color:red">via this link to UA BOX</span>]  Warning-this is a very large file (~13gb)
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For Solidworks issues including <b>blank installer</b> [[Common Software Issues#Solidworks_help|<span style="color:red">click here</span>]]
* If you need Solidworks 2020 SP3: Use [https://alabama.box.com/s/50bt7fsduvgkiluyn19p0f6ujh2iaqv1  <span style="color:red">this link to UA BOX instead.</span>]
 
* Licensing information: [https://alabama.box.com/s/b719nvl1042jda6kz5hfi0pxao4997cv <span style="color:red">via this link to UA BOX</span>]
 
  
<b>Notes:</b>
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If you encounter any solidworks issues not listed then please email support@eng.ua.edu and let us know so that we can update the list.
* You will need to run the EXE to unzip the installer and you will need to run the installer as an admin or uncheck the Electrical option to avoid the SQL Express error.
 
* You will need to connect to the campus VPN in order to use the faculty/staff license.
 
  
== License key for students ==
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== License key (STUDENTS) ==
 
'''The license key for student use is available to UA students via  
 
'''The license key for student use is available to UA students via  
[https://alabama.box.com/s/to9lf4j40hdq3np9f8kyuv3kd21xrflv <span style="color:red">this link to UA BOX</span>]'''  
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[https://alabama.box.com/s/bcmk8ubbqa2zu5tyigtcgnz84l65emsv <span style="color:red">SOLIDWORKS 2022-2023 Student Key</span>]'''  
 
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</span>
 
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<b>Note:</b> Student licenses are only valid for 1 year
 
<b>Note:</b> Student licenses are only valid for 1 year
  
== How to Install (students) ==
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== How to Install Solidworks (STUDENTS) ==
Students should follow the instructions <b>[[Media:Solidworks-Installation-Instructions-(2020-21).pdf | in this PDF]]</b> to download and install Solidworks.
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In the past, some students have had trouble downloading Solidworks from their website, so we've uploaded the files to Box.
However, change the version to 2020 instead of 2019.<br>  
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* Download the installation folder [https://alabama.box.com/s/vzepo8ddz1j76sprgalm8xeralq8kil2 <span style="color:red">via this link to UA BOX</span>]. The ZIP file is ~8GB, so depending on your network connection/speed, it might take a while to download. Make sure you have at least 30GB of free space before downloading so you will have room to extract and install all the files.
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* <b>If you have issues downloading, plug an Ethernet cable into your computer instead of using Wi-Fi.</b>
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* Follow the instructions in <b>[[Media:Solidworks 21-22 Alternate method.pdf | this PDF]]</b>. The install can take up to an hour.
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* <span style="color:red">IF YOUR INSTALLER IS BLANK THEN SEE TROUBLESHOOTING SECTION</span>'''
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* If you receive the SQL error then go back and uncheck plastics and electrical
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<youtube>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPdcIYJu38Y</youtube>
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== How to Install (FACULTY/STAFF ONLY) ==
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<b>This version requires you to be on campus, or connected to the VPN if you are off-campus</b>
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<br></br>
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Faculty and staff can email [mailto:support@eng.ua.edu support@eng.ua.edu] and specify your computer name and we can install it remotely if you are on campus.
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If you wish to install it yourself, here are download links:
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* Zipped Solidworks install files:  [https://alabama.box.com/s/pcmh7vicukmb0c3pb6eh48wetmvks61y <span style="color:red">via this link to UA BOX</span>] <b> Warning - this is a very large file (~8GB)</b>
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* Licensing information: [https://alabama.box.com/s/j3twm7lc7eqvekk6j6abqxj4nkugzsk4 <span style="color:red">via this link to UA BOX</span>]
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== Solidworks Certification ==
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We are a SOLIDWORKS Academic Certification Provider. Just email [mailto:support@eng.ua.edu support@eng.ua.edu] and let us know which exam you want to take, then we will generate you a voucher.
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<b>[[Media:SOLIDWORKS_exam_certification_-_Student_Quick_Guide.pdf | SOLIDWORKS Exam Instructions]]</b>
  
If you are installing Solidworks on a Mac, here is a [http://tech.eng.ua.edu/software/Solidworks_on_a_Mac.pdf PDF] with basic instructions to get you started.
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Here is a list of the certifications:
  
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*Associate - Additive Manufacturing (CSWA-AM)
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*Associate - Electrical (CSWA-E)
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*Associate - Simulation (CSWA-S)
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*Associate - SolidWorks FULL exam (CSWA)
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*Associate - Sustainability (CSWA-SD)
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*Professional - CAM (CSWP-CAM)
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*Professional - MBD (CSWP-MBD)
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*Professional - Simulation (CSWP-s)
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*Professional - SolidWorks FULL Exam (CSWP)
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*Professional Advanced - Drawing Tools (CSWPA-DT)
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*Professional Advanced - Mold Making (CSWPA-MM)
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*Professional Advanced - Sheet Metal (CSWPA-SM)
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*Professional Advanced - Surfacing (CSWPA-SU)
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*Professional Advanced - Weldments (CSWPA-WD)
  
== Alternate Method for Students to Install Solidworks ==
 
Some students have trouble downloading the installation package from the Solidworks website.
 
We have created an installation package and saved it on Box.
 
* Download the installation package via this Box link:https://alabama.box.com/s/0ic6f10rnm21p1hsmshex64ucsc8v7p7. This is a 9gb file. It will take a while to download. Make sure you have at least 30gb of free space before downloading so you will have room to unzip and install it.
 
* Unzip the package
 
* Run the <b>startswinstall.exe</b> file
 
* You will see a black dialog box while it installs.  Do not close or exit out of this. The install can take up to 30 minutes.
 
  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:13, 1 November 2022

Solidworks-logo.jpg

What is Solidworks

From Wikipedia:

SolidWorks is a solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) computer program that runs on Microsoft Windows. SolidWorks is published by Dassault Systèmes.

According to the publisher, over two million engineers and designers at more than 165,000 companies were using SolidWorks as of 2013.

Supported Operating Systems

Win10-logo.png Solidworks is only available for 64-bit Windows. Mac and Linux users will need to install Windows first.

Now runs on Windows 11

VPN requirement

Vpn-depends.png Connection to campus VPN is not required to license Solidworks for student version but is required for faculty version.

Notes:

  • You will need to connect to the campus VPN in order to use the faculty/staff license.


Troubleshooting BLANK INSTALLER (CLICK LINK BELOW)

For Solidworks issues including blank installer click here

If you encounter any solidworks issues not listed then please email support@eng.ua.edu and let us know so that we can update the list.

License key (STUDENTS)

The license key for student use is available to UA students via SOLIDWORKS 2022-2023 Student Key
Note: Student licenses are only valid for 1 year

How to Install Solidworks (STUDENTS)

In the past, some students have had trouble downloading Solidworks from their website, so we've uploaded the files to Box.

  • Download the installation folder via this link to UA BOX. The ZIP file is ~8GB, so depending on your network connection/speed, it might take a while to download. Make sure you have at least 30GB of free space before downloading so you will have room to extract and install all the files.
  • If you have issues downloading, plug an Ethernet cable into your computer instead of using Wi-Fi.
  • Follow the instructions in this PDF. The install can take up to an hour.
  • IF YOUR INSTALLER IS BLANK THEN SEE TROUBLESHOOTING SECTION
  • If you receive the SQL error then go back and uncheck plastics and electrical

How to Install (FACULTY/STAFF ONLY)

This version requires you to be on campus, or connected to the VPN if you are off-campus

Faculty and staff can email support@eng.ua.edu and specify your computer name and we can install it remotely if you are on campus.

If you wish to install it yourself, here are download links:

Solidworks Certification

We are a SOLIDWORKS Academic Certification Provider. Just email support@eng.ua.edu and let us know which exam you want to take, then we will generate you a voucher.

SOLIDWORKS Exam Instructions

Here is a list of the certifications:

  • Associate - Additive Manufacturing (CSWA-AM)
  • Associate - Electrical (CSWA-E)
  • Associate - Simulation (CSWA-S)
  • Associate - SolidWorks FULL exam (CSWA)
  • Associate - Sustainability (CSWA-SD)
  • Professional - CAM (CSWP-CAM)
  • Professional - MBD (CSWP-MBD)
  • Professional - Simulation (CSWP-s)
  • Professional - SolidWorks FULL Exam (CSWP)
  • Professional Advanced - Drawing Tools (CSWPA-DT)
  • Professional Advanced - Mold Making (CSWPA-MM)
  • Professional Advanced - Sheet Metal (CSWPA-SM)
  • Professional Advanced - Surfacing (CSWPA-SU)
  • Professional Advanced - Weldments (CSWPA-WD)