Planning Ahead

Technology is a constantly evolving field. Are you aware of the changes coming up?
Many of you went through the transition of the end of life of Windows XP and how SOLIDWORKS 2012 was the last release to support this operating system. What is changing for the upcoming 2015 release? Are you and your IT resources prepared? To help make sure you are aware of whatís next, be sure to review the release notes.
You can find the current release notes here:
Go to, log in and click "Admin Guides" under References. You will find the most up-to-date release notes, whatís new documents, and installation/administration guides here. 
As of August 13, 2014, here are some of the important announcements.

IMPORTANT: End Of Life Announcements

Attention 32-Bit OS Users
SolidWorks 2014, including the SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2014 CAD Editor, is the last release that supports 32-bit operating systems. SolidWorks 2015 and the SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2015 CAD Editor will not install on 32-bit operating systems.
Attention SolidWorks Network License Server Users
SolidWorks Network License Server 2014 will not install on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2003 operating systems.
Attention License Server Dongle Users
SolidWorks 2014 will not run with a parallel-port licensing dongle.
Attention SolidWorks Viewer Users
SolidWorks Viewer will be replaced by eDrawings Viewer 2015, starting with the SOLIDWORKS 2015 release. eDrawings Viewer 2015 is available on 64-bit operating systems only. For the complete list of supported operating systems, see The SolidWorks 2014 Viewer will remain available for download, but will not open SolidWorks 2015 and later models.
Attention SolidWorks Server Products Users
The SolidWorks 2015 and Enterprise PDM 2015 server products, including the Network License Server, will not install on the Windows Server 2008 Æ operating system.
Attention SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Users
SolidWorks 2015 will not support the Swedish version of SolidWorks Enterprise PDM.
Have questions? Give us a call or email.
Michael Steeves
Senior Application Engineer