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SOLIDWORKS is CAD software that gives engineers and designers the ability to parametrically create production-level parts, components, and drawings, as well as create complex surfaces, flat sheet metal patterns, and structural weldments.

In addition, SOLIDWORKS also contains very useful functions for a number of industrial applications such as simulation, calculation methods and CAM tools (computer-aided manufacturing) that users can use for their projects.

However, it should be noted that in order to be able to use all functions and extensions, a specific license is required, from which the user must choose.

Because SOLIDWORKS, like other large companies, has different license models.

Therefore, you should definitely check before you buy which of these functions and extensions you actually need for your project or not.

Not only can you avoid unnecessary expenses, but you also get to know the different variants better.

Furthermore, SOLIDWORKS also offers the possibility to network with other people via a platform (3DEXPERIENCE) and thus enables, for example, better cooperation with colleagues on a project.

Picture 1 – Composer Player (SOLIDWORKS) by

Another advantage of SOLIDWORKS is also the large number of different guides and videos that you can watch to familiarize yourself with all the functions.

So you can see that SOLIDWORKS is really a good alternative to other programs and that’s why I decided to create a project on my GitHub channel that deals with running SOLIDWORKS on various Linux distributions.

If you want to know more about the SOLIDWORKS for Linux project or have any further questions, just write it in the comments below so that other readers can benefit from it too!

Thank you for reading and have a nice day!

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2 thoughts on “SOLIDWORKS for Linux”

  1. hey is there any way to install an older version of SolidWorks with this? I only have a license for an older version.


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