NOTE: SolidWorks is only available for the Windows platform.

  1. Retrieve the SEK-ID and Serial Number.

    1. Copy this text including the backslashes
    2. Press the Windows key and the letter R on your keyboard. This will open a box that looks like this!

    3. Paste  \\\public\Solidworks-Student in the box. Click OK.
      • Enter bucknell\username – Type it just like this example.  Type the word bucknell, type a backslash, type your username.  The backslash is above the enter key on your keyboard.
      • Enter your Bucknell password.
    4. View the Serial Number.txt file and you’ll find the SEK-ID and Serial Number.
  2. Go to:
  3. Select Yes where the form asks about whether the serial number starts with 9020. Complete the other form fields and be sure to select 2019-2020 as the version. Once you’ve completed the fields, click Request Download.
  4. Review the agreement and then click Accept Agreement & Continue.
  5. Click the Download link for the platform you’d like to download.
  6. Locate and run the installer that you just downloaded.
  7. Click through the installer, accepting the defaults, and when prompted, enter the Serial Number which you retrieved in step 2.
  8. After clicking through the prompts, SolidWorks should begin to download and install.

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Keywords: solidworks, Windows