How To Install Design with SOLIDWORKS (Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS)

dateOctober 12, 2023

Written Instructions:


You or someone in your company must have received and accepted the CLOSA (Client License), which is received via email.

You must be an invited user on the platform and have the 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Role assigned to you.

Please contact if you are unsure about any of the above.


Step 1: Access 3DEXPERIENCE

Navigate and login to 3DEXPERIENCE, use the below links for relevant customers.


Step 2: Locate Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS

Next you need to install the 3DEXPERIENCE Launcher. This is the link between 3DEXPERIENCE and your PC and all Native Apps.

To start the install of 3DEXPERIENCE Launcher, select the compass in the top left, then select any app that does not have the arrow box in the top right-hand corner. The best would be to Select "Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS ".

To find Design with SOLIDWORKS, select the magnifying glass and search "SOLIDWORKS". It will then show up under your "My Apps" section.


Step 3: Install 3DEXPERIENCE Launcher.

Initially, you will be prompted to download 3DEXPERIENCE Launcher, which is the link between the Cloud 3DEXPERIENCE and anything on your PC. Select the "Download 3DEXPERIENCE Launcher". Once downloaded, run the "3DEXPERIENCELauncher.msi" file. Follow the prompts and once done, go back to the web interface and press continue.


Step 4: Install Design with SOLIDWORKS

Next, select the "Install All Roles Containing Design with SOLIDWORKS" button to start the installation, it will take a little while to initialize, please be patient. Once ready you will see the install screen shown as in the image below.


Step 5: Follow the Prompts to Install

Follow the prompts in the install window to complete, if you get any errors or messages that you are unsure about, please reach out to our support team.


Step 6: Enable 3DEXPERIENCE Add-in in SOLIDWORKS

Once the installation has completed, you can launch SOLIDWORKS to enable 3DEXPERIENCE.

  2. SOLIDWORKS Add-in
  3. SOLIDWORKS Add-ins -> Enable 3DEXPERIENCE
  4. Login to your 3Dpassport if it pop-out


Please contact if you are unsure about any of the above.