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SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP5 for 64-bit Windows is licensed for use by MIT students for academic and research purposes only.

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  • Files saved in either SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP5 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 2015 SP5 will not be able to open any files saved in 2016.

How to Obtain


Click the Download button at the top of this page (File size: 8.5 GB). (MIT certificate required)
Note: SOLIDWORKS 2014 was the final 32-bit release version.


  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 Student License Key: SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP5: Student License Key (MIT certificate required).


About this Version 

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

MIT-licensed SOLIDWORKS Premium components:
  • Composer
  • Composer Path Planning
  • Electrical
  • Flow Electronic Cooling
  • Flow HVAC
  • Flow Simulation
  • Plastics Premium
  • Simulation Premium


Students: Request SOLIDWORKS technical support