Installation Guide for SOLIDWORKS 2018
  • Installation Guide for SOLIDWORKS 2018

    Posted on Jan Tue, 2018 by seacad_admin

    1. Log in as the Local Administrator on the computer. This is to ensure that you have full permissions on the entire machine.
    1. If using any Anti-virus or Antispyware, it should be completely disabled before the installation. Once the installation is finished, it can be turned back ON.
    2. If you are running Windows 7/8/8.1(64 bit), it is recommended to disable your user account controls as it will cause conflicts during the installation.

    *SOLIDWORKS 2015 and above can only be installed in 64-bit system.

    1. Insert the SOLIDWORKS 2018 DVD.
    2. Right-click on “exe” file, select “Run as Administrator”.1-min
    3. In the SOLIDWORKS 2018 Installation manager, select “Individual (on this computer)” and click Next.2-min
    4. In the SOLIDWORKS 2018 Installation manager “Key in your Serial Number” and click Next (NOTE: If you have earlier version of SOLIDWORKS installed, please select: NEW Installation instead of upgrade from current version)3-min
    5. On the summary page, click “CHANGE” under “Installation Location”4-min
    6. Under Installation Location, click “Browse” and add “2018” to the end of the installation folder. (C:\Program files\SOLIDWORKS Corp 2018). Click “OK” and “Back to Summary”.5-min
    7. Under “Toolbox/Hole Wizard Options”, click “Browse” for “Create a new 2016 Toolbox”. Type “2016” at the end of the current folder location (C:\SOLIDWORKS Data 2016), click “OK” and “Back to Summary”.6-min
    8. On the Summary page, tick “I accept the terms of the SOLIDWORKS” and click “Install Now”.7-min
    9. Upon the completion of the installation, click “Finish8-min
    10. Restart the workstation after the installation
    11. Launch SOLIDWORKS to activate the standalone license on the workstation. A pop-up box with message “No SOLIDWORKS license activated, please activate the license“, select “Yes9-min
    12. Select “I want to activate my SOLIDWORKS product now“, and click “Next10-min
    13. Select “Automatically over the internet (recommended)”. – (Internet Connection required) and key in your email address for documentation purposes, and click “Next“.
    14. Connect to SOLIDWORKS server and activate the license.                          11-min
    15. Activation Succeeded. And the product(s) activated will be shown in the dialogue box12-min
    16. Click “Finish” and SOLIDWORKS will be launched automatically.


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