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System Requirements

The requirements apply to all SOLIDWORKS products except where noted. Use this information to ensure you are always working with a SOLIDWORKS-supported and optimized system for hardware, operating system and Microsoft products.

3.3 Ghz or higher

16GB or more

Windows 10, 64-bit

(Windows 7SP1 supported until SW2020 SP5)

SSD for best performance

 8 GB or more

2013 or later

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 (EDU 2020-2021)

3.3 Ghz or higher

16GB or more

Windows 10, 64-bit

(Windows 7SP1 supported until SW2020 SP5)

SSD for best performance

 8 GB or more

2013 or later

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 (EDU 2019-2020)

3.3 Ghz or higher

16GB or more

Windows 10, 64-bit

(Windows 7SP1 supported until SW2020 SP5)

SSD for best performance

 8 GB or more

2013 or later

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 (EDU 2018-2019)

3.3 Ghz or higher

16GB or more

Windows 10, 64-bit

(Windows 7SP1 supported until SW2020 SP5)

SSD for best performance

 8 GB or more

2013 or later

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Windows Server 2016 or later

SQL 2014 or later

(SQL 2014 supported until SW2021 SP5)

SOLIDWORKS Server 2020 (EDU 2020-2021)

Windows Server 2016 or later

SQL 2014 or later

(SQL 2014 supported until SW2021 SP5)

SOLIDWORKS Server 2019 (EDU 2019-2020)

Windows Server 2016 or later

SQL 2014 or later

(SQL 2014 supported until SW2021 SP5)

SOLIDWORKS Server 2018 (EDU 2018-2019)

Windows Server 2016 or later

SQL 2014 or later

(SQL 2014 supported until SW2021 SP5)