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SOLIDWORKS 2019 SP0 for 64-bit Windows is licensed for use by MIT faculty and staff, not students, for academic and research purposes only.

alert icon  Important:

  • Files saved in SOLIDWORKS 2019 are not backwards compatible with earlier versions.
  • Files saved in earlier versions of SOLIDWORKS can be opened and reviewed with later versions.
  • Students using earlier releases of SOLIDWORKS will not be able to open any files saved in 2019.

How to Obtain


Click the Download button on this page (MIT certificate required).


  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.
    Note: Windows versions prior to 10: You must use 7-zip or other unzip utility that can unzip large files. Windows unzip cannot correctly extract the files.
  5. Run Setup.exe.
  6. Make sure you are either on MITnet directly or connected via VPN.
  7. Enter the Serial Number found below, replacing any prepopulated key.
    SOLIDWORKS 2019: Faculty/Staff 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 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

Contact Software Distribution with questions about obtaining this software.