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

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  • 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.


  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. Run Setup.exe.
  6. Enter the Network License Key: SOLIDWORKS 2014: Network License Key (MIT certificate required).


About this Version 

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

  • 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


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