SolidWorks for Education

What is SolidWorks?

SOLIDWORKS offers a robust suite of tools for engineering design, documentation, simulation, and sustainable design in one easy-to-learn software package.

SolidWorks Availability

SolidWorks is available for Windows 7, 8.1 & 10 and is for use by UVa faculty, students, and staff.  SolidWorks for Network may be installed on UVa-owned computers, and SolidWorks Standalone may be installed on personally-owned computers.

SolidWorks Installation

We strongly recommend that users use the Installation Instructions, below. This is a complex installation, and the default options are not always the correct choices.  We recommend that you uninstall the previous versions before downloading and installing this version. Remember to save any data or additional content before uninstalling the program.

Hardware and system requirements. The version we are licensing is SolidWorks Education Edition: EDU 2016-2017.

SolidWorks for Network (UVa-owned computers) Installation Instructions

SolidWorks Education Edition Software Install Instructions-Network License

SolidWorks Standalone (Personally-owned computers) Installation Instructions

SolidWorks Education Edition Standalone License Install Instructions

SolidWorks Education Edition Standalone License Activation Instructions

Please email res-consult@virginia.edu if you have any questions or problems with SolidWorks Education Edition.