SOLIDWORKS System Requirements

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 Products for Windows

Operating SystemSOLIDWORKS 2017
(EDU 2017-2018)
SOLIDWORKS 2018
(EDU 2018-2019)
SOLIDWORKS 2019
(EDU 2019-2020)
Windows 10, 64-bit
Windows 8.1, 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit
Virtual Environments
Supported Virtual Environments
HardwareSOLIDWORKS 2017
(EDU 2017-2018)
SOLIDWORKS 2018
(EDU 2018-2019)
SOLIDWORKS 2019
(EDU 2019-2020)
Processor
3.3 GHz or higher
RAM
16 GB or more
ECC RAM recommended
Graphics Card
Certified Graphics Cards
Drives
SSD drives recommended for optimal performance
SoftwareSOLIDWORKS 2017
(EDU 2017-2018)
SOLIDWORKS 2018
(EDU 2018-2019)
SOLIDWORKS 2019
(EDU 2019-2020)
Microsoft Excel & Word
2010, 2013, 2016
2010, 2013, 2016
2010, 2013, 2019
Antivirus
Antivirus Products
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