1. SOLIDWORKS
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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.

SOLIDWORKS 2020 (EDU 2020-2021)

Minimum System Requirements SOLIDWORKS is only available for PC desktop

Processor

3.3 Ghz or higher

Operating System

Windows 10, 64-bit

(Windows 7SP1 supported until SW2020 SP5)

PDM Contributor/Viewer

 8 GB or more

Microsoft Excel/Word

2013 or later

Memory

16GB or more

(ECC recommended)

Hard Drive

SSD for best performance

Antivirus

i

Support Virtual Environments SOLIDWORKS is only available for PC desktop

VMWare vSphere ESXi

6.5

VMWare Workstation

14

Microsoft Hyper-V

2016

Parallels Desktop, Mac

10

Citrix XenServer

7.4

SOLIDWORKS Server 2020 (EDU 2020-2021)

Minimum System Requirements SOLIDWORKS is only available for PC desktop

Operating System

(recommended)

Windows Server 2016 or later

SQL Server

SQL 2014 or later

(SQL 2014 supported until SW2021 SP5)