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SolidWorks System Requirements


SolidWorks System Requirements

 
SolidWorks
2009
SolidWorks
2010
SolidWorks
2011
SolidWorks
2012
SolidWorks
2013
Windows 7 32-bit
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows 7 64-bit
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Vista 32-bit
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Vista 64-bit
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows XP 32-bit
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Windows XP64-bit
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Internet Explorer
IE 6,7,8
IE 6,7,8
IE 7,8,9*
IE 7,8,9
IE 8,9
MS Word & Excel
2003, 2007*
2003, 2007, 2010*
2007, 2010
2007, 2010
2007, 2010

Computer & Software Requirements

 
Minimum
Recommended
RAM
4 GB
6GB RAM or more
Video Card
A certified video card and driver
CPU

Intel or AMD with SSE2 support. 64-bit
operating system recommeded.

Yes
Others

DVD Drive I.E. 6 or higher
Adobe Acrobat Ver.7.0.7 or higher

Yes
Network
Microsoft Windows networking. Novell networks and non-Windows network storage devices are not supported


SNL (SolidWorks Network License) Server Requirements

USB or parallel port required (prior to SolidWorks 2010)
Virtual servers are not supported for SNL
Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2008® or Windows Server 2003® (recommended)
DVD drive or Internet enabled network connection
Important Notes:
Support for Windows XP Professional is discontinued. For details see the Release Notes or Technical Alerts.
Supports SolidWorks 2010 SP1 or higher (based on Windows 7 availability)
Windows Vista Ultimate, Business and Enterprise editions only (SP1 or higher)
Supported for Windows XP Professional (x86 SP3, x64 SP2)
eDrawings and eDrawings Professional is supported on all operating systems listed above and Mac OS X 10.4.x
or higher. eDrawings 2010 will be the last available version to support Mac OS X 10.4.x
SolidWorks is not supported on Apple Macintosh®-based machines
Novell networks and non-Windows based network storage devices are not tested or recommended
The Windows operating system requirements follow the Microsoft Windows Lifecycle policy
Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions only
CPU must support SSE2 (Streaming SIMD Extensions 2)
SolidWorks 2010 is the last release to support Excel 2003
 
Office 2010 feature ‘Click-To-Run’ is not supported
SolidWorks Enterprise PDM System Requirements
For client
SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (CAD Editor)






























 

  Minimum Recommended
RAM
Intel Pentium 4, 1.7GHz
6GB RAM or more
Video Card
A certified video card and driver
See Graphic Card Drivers
for details
CPU

Intel or AMD with SSE2 support. 64-bit
operating system recommeded.

Yes
Others

DVD Drive I.E. 6 or higher
Adobe Acrobat Ver.7.0.7 or higher

Yes
Network
Microsoft Windows networking. Novell networks and non-Windows network storage devices are not supported


SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (Contributor/Contributor Web/PDM Viewer)

Minimum Recommended
Processor
Intel Pentium 4, 1.7GHz Intel Core2 Duo, 1.8GHz or higher
RAM
1 GB 2 GB or higher
Hard Drive (free space)
2 GB 20 GB or higher
Operating System
Windows Vista Windows Vista or Windows 7
Internet Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP1 Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP2
 
For server
Archive
Minimum Recommended
Processor
Intel Pentium 4, 1.7GHz
RAM
1 GB 2 GB
Hard Drive (free space)
10 GB 200 GB
Operating System
Windows 2003 Server SP1 or higher Windows 2003 Server SP1or higher,
or Windows 2008 Server
 
Database
 
 
Minimum Recommended
Processor
Intel Xeon, 2,6GHz
RAM
2 GB 2 GB
Hard Drive (free space)
10 GB 200 GB
Operating System
Windows 2003 Server SP1 or higher Windows 2003 Server SP1 or higher,
or Windows 2008 Server
Database
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2 Microsoft SQL Server 2005SP2, or
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
 
Web
 
Minimum Recommended
Processor
Intel Xeon, 2,6GHz
RAM
1 GB 2 GB
Hard Drive (free space)
1 GB 10 GB or higher
Operating System
Windows 2003 Server SP1 and Internet Information Services (IIS) Windows 2003 Server SP1 and Internet Information Services (IIS)
 
Important Notes:
The SolidWorks Enterprise PDM server components can run on workstations running XP, but in a production environment, SolidWorks Corporation requires the use of a server-specific operating system
The minimum requirement is an absolute minimum. SolidWorks Corporation cannot guarantee system performance or behavior for installations running on configurations not meeting the minimum recommended levels
The hard drive requirements are solely dependent on the size of data stored in the system. Therefore, the actual requirements can exceed the values in this recommendation
The recommended configuration is based on a typical installation with approximately 20 users and approximately 60,000 stored documents
Prerequisites for installing any SolidWorks Enterprise PDM component are Windows Installer 3.1,MSXML 6, and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SQL_DMO backward-compatibility drivers. These are automatically installed when running the SolidWorks Enterprise PDM setup. Client also has a prerequisite of Microsoft .Net 3 Framework
If using an administrative install image for client deployment, these components will not be installed automatically
As the Database Server of SolidWorks Enterprise PDM runs on SQL server, we do not recommend installing any instances of other applications on the database server
Note that client, database and archive server support both 32 and 64 bit operating systems, but web server currently supports 32 bit operating systems only
Starting with SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2009 the product will only be available on DVDs
Windows 2003 Small Business Server Edition is not supported. Installation is blocked for SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Vault
   
SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Vault:
  The CPU, Other, and Network requirements listed above plus the following:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2003 or 2008® (recommended)
Minimum: 512 MB RAM or greater, Recommended: 2GB
Minimum: 50 GB hard drive, Recommended: 100GB
(requirements vary based on number of files, size of files, and number of revisions)
   
SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Viewer:
SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Vault server requirements plus the following:
  API Triggers
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Microsoft Message Queuing Triggers
   
Web Portal
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.1 or later
   
3DVia System Requirements
Supported Microsoft Windows Operating System* :
Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit
Microsoft Vista 32-bit and 64-bit
Microsoft XP Professional 32-bit and 64-bit
Microsoft Server 2003 32-bit and 64-bit
Microsoft Server 2008 32-bit and 64-bit
 
Hardware Requirements
 
Minimum Recommended
RAM
1 GB 2 GB RAM or more
Disk Drive

3DVia Composer, 3DVia Sync, 3DVia Enterprise Sync – 3 GB

3DVia Composer Player & 3DVia Composer Pro – 50 GB

5 GB or more

100 GB or more
Video Card
Graphics adapter with 3D OpenGL acceleration  
CPU
Intel or AMD processor  
Network Adapter
Ethernet adapter is required for
licensing purposes
(excluding 3DVIA Composer Player)
 
Pointing Device
Mouse or other pointing device.
A three-button mouse is recommended for usability
 

Note

* WOW (Windows on Windows) lets 32-bit processes run on Windows 64-bit operating systems (not recommended).

** Software Prerequisites: 3DVIA SolidWorks Plug-in 32-bit requires SolidWorks 32-bit and 3DVIA SolidWorks Plug-in
64-bit requires SolidWorks 64-bit installed.