This guide is written for SOLIDWORKS 2021. If you are using an earlier version of SOLIDWORKS, please download our earlier installation documents to correctly download and update your software.
New customers will be sent the latest DVD media with the SOLIDWORKS software. Beginning with SOLIDWORKS 2019, all subscription customers need to request the DVD directly from SOLIDWORKS if they would like physical media. SOLIDWORKS Media Kit Request
Your SOLIDWORKS software will be downloaded from solidworks.com using the directions in this document. In addition to the major release version, SOLIDWORKS periodically releases service packs that fix any issues found with the software between major releases; this document demonstrates how to apply these service packs.
Since the download link is located on the customer portal, you will need to have an account with your serial number. If you do not have an account and are unsure how to get one, please see our document on registering your product for explicit instructions on how to do this.
This is not a troubleshooting guide. If you have any technical issues with SOLIDWORKS, please contact Hawk Ridge Systems Technical Support.
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