SolidWorks is a CAD software by SolidWorks Corporation. SolidWorks is one of the leading mechanical drawing software programs, and is the most sold mechanical design system in Israel. Compared to Autocad, which is designed mainly for the field of architecture and building, SolidWorks is more oriented to mechanical engineering.
Note: If you are using an older version of SolidWorks (e.g. 2019) but would like to have the newest features included in 2021 SP3, please uninstall your current version completely, do a computer reboot, delete all the old folders, then do a brand new installation of SolidWorks 2021 SP3 by following below instructions. If this is your first time to install SolidWorks, skip to Step 9 directly:
1. As best practice, deactivate your current SolidWorks license before proceeding.
Double-click to open Solidworks 2019 and navigate to the top-right corner, click Question Mark then select Deactivate Licenses…
2. Select Automatically over the internet (recommended) then click Next:
3. In a few seconds you will see that Deactivation succeeded:
4. Go to Control Panel - Programs - Programs and Features, locate SOLIDWORKS program then right-click and select Uninstall:
5. A wizard window will pop up, keep the default selection then click Remove Items:
6. It could take 10 or 15 minutes to complete the uninstallation, wait until it's done:
7. It will then prompt that The uninstall process is complete:
8. Clear out ALL SolidWorks old folders, including following folders:
'C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp'
The User.Name is your login name.
This will make sure that you're not using possible files from the past install that might have issues.
Then Reboot your computer:
9. Open SOLIDWORKS Community Download Instructions page at http://www.solidworks.com/EuropeanSDK
Introduce your Name, Surname and Technion e-mail address, choose Student in the pool down menu, then click Request Download:
10. Accept and Continue:
11. Click Download to download SolidWorksSetup.exe:
12. Double-click to extract SolidWorksSetup.exe, click Browse if you would like to change where the files will be extracted to, then click Unzip:
13. Select Install on this computer then click Next:
14. If you are asked for serial number, input 9020004875643646HVNB8379 then check I accept the terms of the SOLIDWROKS License Agreement then click Download and Install:
15. Depending on the download speed, it could take up to a few hours to complete. In another way, you can download the complete installer package directly here.
16. It prompts and indicates Installation is Complete:
17. Click Restart Now to complete the configuration
18. Double-click to run SolidWorks, select I want to activate my SOLIDWORKS product now then Next:
19. You may find the Next button was greyed out, here is the trick to play with. Select Manually via e-mail, enter your Technion email account, then select again Automatically over the Inter (recommended). The Next button is selectable now, click it to automatically activate your SolidWorks online:
20. Activation/Reactivation Succeeded, the new expiry date would be 7-31-2023:
21. Should you have any queries or questions, please contact IT Support at https://helpdesk.gtiit.edu.cn.