SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

SOLIDWORKS 

Operating Systems

2016

2017

2018

Windows 10, 64-bit

Yes

Yes

Yes

Windows 8.1, 64-bit

Yes

Yes

Yes

Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

eDrawings

Operating Systems

2016

2017

2018

Windows 10, 64-bit

Yes

Yes

Yes

Windows 8.1, 64-bit

Yes

Yes

Yes

Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mac 10.12

No

Yes

Yes

Mac 10.11

No

Yes

Yes

Mac 10.10

No

Yes

Yes

 

SOLIDWORKS Network License Server

Operating Systems

2016

2017

2018

Windows Server 2016

No

Yes

Yes

Windows Server 2012 R2

Yes

Yes

Yes

Windows Server 2012

Yes

Yes

Yes

Windows Server 2008 R2, SP1

Yes

Yes

No

 

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Server

Operating Systems

2016

2017

2018

 

No

No

Yes

SQL 2016

No

Yes

Yes

SQL 2014

Yes

Yes

Yes

SQL 2012

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Microsoft Products 

Microsoft Products

SOLIDWORKS Products

Start of Life

End Of Life (1)

Windows 10, 64-bit

All Products

SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP5

Active

Windows 8.1, 64-bit

All Products

SOLIDWORKS 2014 SP1

SOLIDWORKS 2018 SP5

Windows 8.0, 64-bit

All Products

SOLIDWORKS 2013 SP0

SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP5

Windows 7, 64-bit

All Products

SOLIDWORKS 2010 SP1

Active

Windows 7, 32-bit

SOLIDWORKS, PDM

SOLIDWORKS 2010 SP1

SOLIDWORKS 2014 SP5

Windows Vista, 64-bit

All Products

SOLIDWORKS 2008 SP3.1

SOLIDWORKS 2013 SP5

Windows Vista, 32-bit

All Products

SOLIDWORKS 2008 SP0

SOLIDWORKS 2013 SP5

Windows XP, 32-bit

All Products

SOLIDWORKS 2001Plus SP0

SOLIDWORKS 2013 SP5

Windows Server 2016

PDM, Network License Server

SOLIDWORKS 2017 SP2

Active

Windows Server 2012 R2

PDM, Network License Server

SOLIDWORKS 2014 SP3

SOLIDWORKS 2019 SP05

Windows Server 2012

PDM, Network License Server

SOLIDWORKS 2014 SP0

SOLIDWORKS 2018 SP05

Windows Server 2008 R2, SP1

PDM, Network License Server

2009

SOLIDWORKS 2017 SP05

Windows Server 2008

PDM, Network License Server

2008

SOLIDWORKS 2014 SP5

IE 11

All Products

SOLIDWORKS 2014 SP3

Active

IE 10

All Products

SOLIDWORKS 2013 SP0

SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP5

IE 9

All Products

SOLIDWORKS 2011 SP4

SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP5

IE 8

All Products

SOLIDWORKS 2009 SP5

SOLIDWORKS 2014 SP5

Excel, Word 2016

SOLIDWORKS, PDM

SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP3

Active

Excel, Word 2013

SOLIDWORKS, PDM

SOLIDWORKS 2013 SP4

Active

Excel, Word 2010

SOLIDWORKS, PDM

SOLIDWORKS 2010 SP5

SOLIDWORKS 2018 SP5

Excel, Word 2007

SOLIDWORKS, PDM

SOLIDWORKS 2008 SP1

SOLIDWORKS 2014 SP5

 

Notes:

  1. End Of Life corresponds to the last SOLIDWORKS release where a Microsoft Product is supported. SOLIDWORKS releases after this are not supported and for operating systems, SOLIDWORKS installation is blocked
  2. Windows Server Operating System support applies to Standard and Enterprise Editions only
  3. SOLIDWORKS Product Support Lifecycle defines the End Of Support for SOLIDWORKS versions
  4. Windows Home Editions and Windows To Go are not supported
  5. Microsoft Office ‘Click-To-Run’ feature is not supported
  6. We recommend using the latest Microsoft SP of Windows, Office and Internet Explorer
  7. Apple Macintosh® based machines running Windows using Boot Camp are not supported

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