Answers to common questions about the SOLIDWORKS® Beta program.
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No sign up required! The Beta release is available to all subscription customers and channel partners.
Connect with the SOLIDWORKS Beta community, share your feedback, and interact with the SOLIDWORKS R&D team.
During the Beta program, you are under a Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA) and cannot share any information about the SOLIDWORKS® Beta products outside of the SOLIDWORKS Beta community.
The SOLIDWORKS Beta Program gives subscription customers and channel partners early access to the next major release of SOLIDWORKS. You can collaborate with the SOLIDWORKS R&D team to ensure that this release provides the quality, performance, and user experience that you expect.
Subscription customers have exclusive access to:
Your testing during the Beta program helps you prepare for a smooth upgrade and migration to the next production release for your specific environment, data, and workflows.
We appreciate the valuable time that you invest into testing the SOLIDWORKS Beta products.
The SOLIDWORKS Beta program includes one Beta release and runs from mid-July to mid-August.
SOLIDWORKS 2023 Pre-Release 1 is now available to all subscription customers and channel partners. You can install Pre-Release 1 and continue to evaluate the SOLIDWORKS 2023 release. Download Pre-Release 1
During the Beta program you can either download and install the SOLIDWORKS Beta release on your machine or test the release online without installing.
Note: Product restrictions apply. For more information, see the Beta Online FAQ.
Connect with the SOLIDWORKS Beta Community for the latest news and information on the SOLIDWORKS Beta Program.
During the Beta program, you can either download and install a Beta release, or run the same release online from a supported web browser (no installation required).
Test online in a Web Browser
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Yes. You are under a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) during the Beta program. You cannot share any information about the SOLIDWORKS Beta products outside of the SOLIDWORKS Beta Community.
No sign up is required!
Access to the Beta software is automatically available to all subscription customers. If you are currently on subscription, and your serial number is registered in your Customer Portal account, the Beta software is available to download or to run online from a supported web browser.
After the Beta program begins, you have exclusive access to:
For more information, see the How do I submit bugs and feedback? FAQ
To receive notifications about the Beta Program:
To submit bug reports:
Notes for submitting bugs:
To submit feedback:
Visit the SOLIDWORKS Beta community and create a discussion or ask a question
Yes. We provide a hosted database and archive servers for you to use. This setup allows you to create your own vault so that you can test the Beta release without affecting your production environment. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: The Beta program includes one Beta release this year and runs from mid-July to mid-August. Submit your request now!
No. Although you use your commercial serial numbers to download and install Beta releases, Beta license activation is completely separate from commercial license activation, regardless of whether you have standalone licenses or SolidNetWork licenses (SNL). You have as many Beta licenses as you have commercial licenses.
For example, you have a commercial SNL server that serves 5 licenses of SOLIDWORKS Standard and 5 licenses of SOLIDWORKS Premium. During the Beta period, you can mimic your commercial SNL server and install and setup a separate Beta SNL server that serves 5 licenses of SOLIDWORKS Standard and 5 licenses of SOLIDWORKS Premium.