How to Install SOLIDWORKS (Standalone)

Initiating SOLIDWORKS Installation from the SOLIDWORKS Installer Folder downloaded.

Step 1: Navigate to “setup.exe”. Right click the application and “Run as administrator”

SOLIDWORKS Setup - Step 1

Step 2: Select Install on this computer and click Next.

SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager Step 1

Step 3: Enter the SOLIDWORKS serial number, other add-in serial number and click Next.

SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager Serial Number - Step 3

If the PC don’t have internet connection, the warning below will pop up:

SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager - Warning Pop Up

If the PC already has all the installation source files, then the user may proceed to install by clicking Cancel.

Step 4: Select Download Option – Change

SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager - Download Option - Step 4

Step 5: Unselect Use the background downloader for future service packs for better application performance. Select Back to Summary.

SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager Download Option Tab - Step 5

Step 6: Select Installation Location – Change

SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager - Install Location - Step 6

Step 7: In the Install selected products to box, add “the version year”. For example, adding “2021” in the box. Select Back to Summary.

SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager - Install Location - Step 7

Step 8: Select Toolbox/Hole Wizard Options – Change

SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager - Hole Wizard Option - Tool Box - Step 8

Step 9: In the Create a new SOLIDWORKS Toolbox box, add “the version year”. For example, adding “2021” in the box. Select Back to Summary.

SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager - Hole Wizard Option - - Step 10 - Toolbox

Step 10: Select Install Now

SOLIDWORKS Install Now - Step 10

If the user is using SOLIDWORKS Network License, the window below will pop up. Key in 25734@server_name and click OK.

SOLIDWORKS Network License - Optional

Step 11: Once the installation is complete, unselect Show me What’s New in SOLIDWORKS XXXX and select Yes, I want to join.

SOLIDWORKS Install Completed

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