Solidworks System Requirements

Check if your workstation is up to the task!


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Solidworks is a popular solid modelling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer aided-engineering (CAE) software that’s home to over 500k certified users and even more standard users. It’s a powerful bit of kit that makes designing various products easier than ever thanks to it’s 2D base with added geometry options as the CAD process progresses.

Whilst Solidworks works great on Windows systems, it’s not optimised for Mac users, although it’s still possible to run the software on an Apple device. Thinking of going into the certification program or learning how to use the software? Take a look at the below system requirements to check that your workstation can handle it:

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