Support for Virtual Environments
Use this information to ensure you are always working with a SOLIDWORKS supported and optimized system for hardware, operating system and Microsoft products.
|VMware vSphere ESXi||5.1||6.0 (SW2017 SP02)||6.0|
|Parallels Desktop, Mac 1||10||10||10|
- Parallels Desktop for Mac is only supported for the non-server SOLIDWORKS products.
- Support for virtual environments listed in the above table applies to SOLIDWORKS 2015 and later. Virtual environments are not supported in earlier releases.
- SOLIDWORKS, eDrawings, and Composer require a GPU for good performance in a virtualized environment. SOLIDWORKS has tested and certified graphics cards for virtualized environments. For a complete listing, check Graphics Card Drivers.
- SOLIDWORKS Electrical products are not supported for use in virtualized environments. Please consult your SOLIDWORKS Reseller/Partner for additional information regarding your installation.