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SOLIDWORKS 2014 is licensed for use by MIT faculty and staff for academic and research purposes only.

alert iconImportant:

  • Files saved in either SOLIDWORKS 2015 or 2016 are not backwards compatible with earlier versions.
  • Files saved in earlier versions of SOLIDWORKS can be opened and reviewed with later versions.
  • SOLIDWORKS 2014 will not be able to open any files saved in either 2015 or 2016.

How to Obtain

Download (MIT certificate required)

Note: SOLIDWORKS 2014 is the final 32-bit release version and will not run on Windows 10.


In order to successfully install the software, you will need to:

  1. Download the zip file.
  2. Right click on the zip file and select Properties.
  3. On the General tab, select the Unblock option.
  4. Extract the zip file.
  5. Make sure you are either on MITnet directly or connected via VPN.
  6. Run Setup.exe.
  7. Enter the Serial Number found below, replacing any prepopulated key.
    SOLIDWORKS 2014: Serial Number & License Server (MIT certificate required).
  8. Enter the License Server information found in step 7.


About this Version 

SOLIDWORKS is solid modeling CAD (computer-aided design) software that only runs on Microsoft Windows.

  • This license does not include Lincoln Lab, Broad Instituite, or Whitehead employees
  • System requirements
  • Windows 10 is not supported for SOLIDWORKS 2014
  • Version 2014 is the final 32-bit release
MIT-licensed SOLIDWORKS Premium components:
  • Composer
  • Composer Path Planning
  • Electrical
  • Flow Electronic Cooling
  • Flow HVAC
  • Flow Simulation
  • Plastics Premium
  • Simulation Premium

Contact Software Distribution with questions about obtaining this software.