SolidWorks Student Installation Procedures


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Students in the College of Engineering can download the SolidWorks Student Engineering Kit (SEK) for their personal PC or laptop.

Please log in with your COE (not NUnet) username and password on this page for instructions and to get your activation code. You must use the Northeastern University VPN to view the web form if you are off-campus.

  • NOTE for Windows 10 Users: if you have issues getting Solidworks to run, try changing the start icon to use compatibility mode. If you need assistance with this, please stop by our 274SN lab.
Can I run SolidWorks on my Mac or Linux PC?

Solidworks runs on Windows only (not Mac or Linux), sorry.

You can use the COE VLAB to run SolidWorks from any computer or tablet. Please see the COE VLAB page for instructions.

To install the Solidworks SEK locally on your own Mac or Linux computer, you can get VMware Fusion for Mac, or VMware Workstation for Linux, for free through the MyNEU portal -- it will allow you to run Windows in a virtual machine on your Mac or Linux PC. Then you can install SolidWorks in your virtual machine.

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