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Solidworks - Student Engineering Kit (for HSSOE students)



STUDENTS: Please download the 2015-16 version for the 2015-16 Academic year including Summer Session 2016.



Introduction

Solidworks Student Engineering Kit is available to HSSOE students at no cost. This is a robust full version of Solidworks.

  • Details about features included in Solidworks SEK.
About Solidworks:  Solidworks provides tools for engineering design, documentation, simulation, and sustainable design in one easy-to-learn software package.


Prerequisites:

Before proceeding with your Solidworks installation, please do the following:

  1. Verify that your system meets the criteria specified in www.solidworks.com/System_Requirements.
    • Solidworks 2016-17 Education & Student versions are compatible with Windows 10
  2. Uninstall any alpha, beta, or pre-release versions of the Solidworks software.
    • Back up all SOLIDWORKS files you have created and wish to continue using (e.g. parts, assemblies, and drawings, document templates, sheet formats, library features, form tools, Toolbox parts (as applicable)) before upgrading to Solidworks.
  3. Install the latest Microsoft .NET framework.
  4. Please note: files you open and save in Solidworks 2016 cannot be opened in earlier versions.
    • To minimize disk space consumed, please consider uninstalling your older Solidworks products and using a new installation of the new Solidworks product (Education Edition users may wish to keep an older version). 
  5. If you uninstall the older version, please be sure to also uninstall Simulation products, along with older versions of eDrawings®, and other products, etc.
    • If you wish to move your un-expired license to a new computer, please be sure to transfer your license before uninstalling the software. Please do this as follows:
    • Start Solidworks, go to Help - Transfer licenses (select all the Solidworks products when doing this).


Download & Install Solidworks SEK

  • Solidworks SEK is a full-version licensed directly with Solidworks for 365 days.

Download location:

  • Serial number and SEK-ID for Solidworks SEK

  • Use your UCI Google Apps account to view SEK-ID.
  • If you see the "You Need Permission" message it means you are NOT logged in with your UCI Google Apps account.
    • View instructions on how to switch between Gmail accounts.
    • NOTE: We will ignore all "Request Access" messages
    • If you continue to have problems, contact Lisa Preble, lpreble@uci.edu




STEP 1 - Go to download site and fill-in Student Access Form:
  • Go to the download location for Solidworks SEK
  • Fill out the Student Access Form.
  • For the SEK-ID:  login to view  
  • Enter your personal information on the form.
  • Select version 2016-17
  • Use your UCI.EDU email address.
    • You cannot download the software with a non-UCI.EDU email address.
  • Click "Request Download"

STEP 2- Download Software
  • Accept Agreement
  • Select 64-bit  - depending on your operating system.
    •  If you have an older computer select 32 bit. 
    • See Installation tips if you don't know.

STEP 3 - Install Software
  • Click on your downloaded SolidWorksSetup.exe executable.
    • The file will unpack to a default directory. You may change it.
  • If you want to continue with the installation, let it continue.
    • Otherwise, exit the installation.
    • You may click on the setup.exe file if you want to install at a later time.
  • Look for the installation manager. 
    • It will say:  Welcome to the SolidWorks Installation Manager
    • Select "Individual (on this computer)"
    • Click Next.
  • Check the box for: "SolidWorks Standard, Professional, Premium or SolidNetWork License
  • Use the serial number below.
    • SERIAL: login to view -  (use your UCI Google Apps account) 
    • Do not select additional features or serial numbers.
    • Click Next.
  • On the Summary screen, you may make changes.
    • For Download Options, you can select Download & Install.
    • If you do not have a good network connection, select "Download only"..
    • You can also change the download location.
    • If you do not want future service packs, you can de-select the background downloader.
    • Click Next to proceed with installation.
  • Detailed installation instructions from Solidworks.

More Information:
 


Installation troubleshooting & Tips



Getting Started

This video will get you through the first Solidworks tutorial, "Introduction to Solidworks."
  • You can find the tutorial in your Solidworks installation. 
  • Open Solidworks
  • Open the Help Menu to the right of the "?"
  • Select SolidWorks Tutorials.

Solidworks Introduction Tutorial





Helpful Overviews


Solidworks in 10 Minutes - Overview of features


Getting Started in Solidworks



About SolidWorks

Powered by the Dassault Systèmes 3DExperience Platform, SolidWorks 3D applications help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovationSolidWorks delivers an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web site (www.3ds.com/solidworks) or call 1-800-693-9000begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            1-800-693-9000       (outside of North America, call +1-781-810-5011).