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SOLIDWORKS is solid modeling CAD (computer-aided design) software that runs on 64-bit Microsoft Windows. Demonstrate the operation of your design under real-world conditions and simulate/analyze design performance.

MIT-licensed SOLIDWORKS Premium components:

  • Composer
  • Composer Path Planning
  • Electrical
  • Flow Electronic Cooling
  • Flow HVAC
  • Flow Simulation
  • Plastics Premium
  • Simulation Premium

How to Obtain

Licensing

  • Students: SOLIDWORKS 2019-2020 Student Engineering Kit (SEK) and 2021-2022 SEK for 64-bit Windows is licensed for use by MIT students for academic and research purposes only.
  • Faculty and staff: SOLIDWORKS 2019 and 2021 SP0 for 64-bit Windows is licensed for use by MIT faculty and staff for academic and research purposes only. If you require a license for longer than 30 days, contact Software Distribution.

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

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Students:

Faculty and staff:

Installation
Students: SOLIDWORKS for Students: Installation instructions
Faculty and staff: SOLIDWORKS 2019 and later: Installation instructions

Using

Important: Earlier versions of SOLIDWORKS will not be able to open files saved in versions 2019-2021. However, files saved in earlier versions of SOLIDWORKS can be opened and reviewed in later versions.