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

alert icon  Important:

  • Files saved in SOLIDWORKS 2020 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 2020.

How to Obtain


SOLIDWORKS 2020 SP0 for 64-bit Windows is licensed for use by MIT faculty and staff, not students, for academic and research purposes only.

Note: This license does not include Lincoln Lab, Broad Institute, or Whitehead employees.


Download SOLIDWORKS 2020 SP0 for 64-bit Windows for Faculty/Staff


SOLIDWORKS: Installation instructions


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