How to Download Solidworks

  1. Check the Solidworks Icon indicated a new window/tab will be opened by pressing link website to make sure your computer meets the minimum hardware and software requirements to install and run the software:
  2. Enter a Help Desk Ticket Icon indicated a new window/tab will be opened by pressing link to add your username to the software download netgroup, it-solidworks-download-users. You will not be able to access the Solidworks download until you have been added to this Netgroup.

It is highly recommended that you download this software while on campus as the file is over 8GB.  

If off campus, Set up a VPN connection (instructions).  

Map a network drive to the following network folder (instructions for mapping a drive): \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\Software\EndUserSoftware\SolidWorks

The folder contains a zipped file: SW-SEK.zip. Copy the file to your computer and unzip it.

Double click the setup.exe to start the installation process. The README_Solidworks.txt file contains:

  • Activation code (serial number)
  • Additional license information

This download may take several hours (especially if off-campus).  If you need additional assistance, contact the IT Help Desk at (573) 341-4357 (HELP).