Downloading & Installing Solidworks 2018
(Alternate Method – Going Old School)
AS PREVIOUSLY STATED: TO ACCESS THE DOWNLOAD AREA – YOU MUST BE LOGGED INTO YOUR ENGR.SHIP.EDU GMAIL ACCOUNT!
This folder contain a file named SOLIDWORKS.exe and files named SOLIDWORKS.7z.001 thru SOLIDWORKS.7z.014. YOU MUST DOWLOAD ALL THE FILES FOR THIS TO WORK! All the files except the executable and the final archive file are 1,024M and might take some time to download depending on your network access.
PLEASE NOTE: If all files, including the executable file, are not in the same folder, the extraction process WILL FAIL.
Once you have all the files download to the same folder / location on your computer, launch the self-extracting executable called SOLIDWORKS.exe. You will be prompted to provide an alternate location to extract the installation folder to or accept the default which will extract the installation archive to your current location. Once completed, the process should have created a new folder SOLIDWORKS with another folder SOLIDWORKS 2018 SP04 inside. The two key files inside this folder are the setup program and a text file named “Install Instructions”
Follow the directions in the text file regarding serial number and license location. For all other options, we recommend to simply accept the default options.
DO NOT SELECT TO UPGRADE TO THE NEW VERSION AS YOUR FILES WILL BE UNREADABLE BY YOUR PROFESSOR AND THEIR IS NO GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PULL A LICENSE.
Once completed, launch Solidworks 2018 to verify functionality. Once you know your software is working, we recommend following the instruction to install SFTP Drive so you can access your files from the School of Engineering’s file server.
Verify that the software is fully functional. As long as everything works as desired, you can delete both the SOLIDWORKS.zip archive and the SOLIDWORKS folder holding the installation files if you need disk space.
Redistribution of this software is in direct violation of the University’s computer usage policy.