SolidWorks: Installation Information

Solidworks 2021-2022 Installation

Installation Directions:

eStout Students (Undergraduate students who receive a laptop through the eStout Laptop Program)

Stout Online Students (Undergraduate and graduate students who are in an online program using personal devices)


eStout Students

SolidWorks is available for eStout students through the Company Portal app for HP laptops. This is a multi-step process:

1. Install through the Company Portal Application. It will place a shortcut on your desktop.

2. Open the Install or Modify SolidWorks icon on your desktop.

Solidworks on Desktop

3. Keep the default option of Individual (on this computer) install and click Next.


4. The license key will be pre-filled if using the Company Portal installer. Click Next.

License Key

5. Check the I accept the terms of the SOLIDWORKS License Agreement and click Download and Install.

Accept Terms

6. Wait for SolidWorks to complete install. Do not shut off your computer during this process.

Stout Online Students

Stout Online students who need SolidWorks for their coursework can download the installer directly from SolidWorksNote:  You will need to request a license key from your instructor.
The current version of SolidWorks used on campus is Solidworks 2023. We encourage all students to download the matching version.

Faculty and Staff 

SolidWorks can be downloaded and installed from the Software Center.  Computers that already have a previous version installed should have their computer reimaged prior to installing the new version.  Please back up files prior to requesting a reimage.

Keywords3D cad solid   Doc ID55684
OwnerJeremy N.GroupUW Stout
Created2015-08-27 10:59:16Updated2023-12-20 16:31:21
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