These requirements apply to all SOLIDWORKS products except where noted. Use this information to ensure you are always working with a SOLIDWORKS-supported and optimized system for hardware, operating system and Microsoft products.

SOLIDWORKS

Note: Windows Home Editions and Windows To Go are not supported.

Operating SystemSOLIDWORKS 2020
(EDU 2020-2021)
SOLIDWORKS 2021
(EDU 2021-2022)
SOLIDWORKS 2022
(EDU 2022-2023)
Windows 11, 64-bit
(SP2)
Windows 10, 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit
Virtual Environments
Supported Virtual Environments
HardwareSOLIDWORKS 2020
(EDU 2020-2021)
SOLIDWORKS 2021
(EDU 2021-2022)
SOLIDWORKS 2022
(EDU 2022-2023)
Processor
3.3 GHz or higher
RAM
16 GB or more
ECC RAM recommended
PDM Contributer / Viewer or Electrical Schematic: 8 GM or more
Graphics Card
Certified Graphics Cards
Drives
SSD drives recommended for optimal performance
SoftwareSOLIDWORKS 2020
(EDU 2020-2021)
SOLIDWORKS 2021
(EDU 2021-2022)
SOLIDWORKS 2022
(EDU 2022-2023)
Microsoft Excel & Word
2013, 2016, 2019
2016, 2019
2016, 2019,
2021 (SW2022 SP2)
Antivirus
Antivirus Products

SOLIDWORKS PDM Server Products

Operating SystemSOLIDWORKS 2020
(EDU 2020-2021)
SOLIDWORKS 2021
(EDU 2021-2022)
SOLIDWORKS 2022
(EDU 2022-2023)
Windows Server 2022
To Be Announced
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2016
Microsoft SQLSOLIDWORKS 2020
(EDU 2020-2021)
SOLIDWORKS 2021
(EDU 2021-2022)
SOLIDWORKS 2022
(EDU 2022-2023)
SQL 2019

SQL 2019 CU4 required

SQL 2019 CU4 required
SQL 2017
SQL 2016
SQL 2014

SQL 2014 SP3 Required

SQL 2014 SP3 Required
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