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SOLIDWORKS 2016 for 64-bit Windows is licensed for use by MIT students for academic and research purposes only.

alert icon  Important:

  • Files saved in SOLIDWORKS 2017 are not backwards compatible with earlier versions.
  • Files saved in earlier versions of SOLIDWORKS can be opened and reviewed with later versions.
  • SOLIDWORKS 2016 will not be able to open files saved in 2017.

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Note: SOLIDWORKS 2014 was the final 32-bit release version.



About this Version 

SOLIDWORKS is solid modeling CAD (computer-aided design) software that runs on 64-bit Microsoft Windows.

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