Vajrang Parvate

SolidWorks and Internet Explorer 9

Blog Post created by Vajrang Parvate Employee on Mar 15, 2011

Internet Explorer 9 was recently released by Microsoft. Due to an unfortunate timing coincidence (similar to that of the Windows 7 SP1 release date), we will not be able to officially qualify IE9 for use with SolidWorks 2011 SP03, which is due to be released soon.


If you are on SolidWorks 2011 SP03 or earlier, we recommend testing IE9 in your own environment (network, PDM, addins, graphics cards/drivers, anti-virus, etc.) before deploying it on production or mission critical systems.


Please note that Internet Explorer updates typically impact greater portions of SolidWorks functionality, relative to an OS service pack update. We'll post more information about known issues as they become available here.



1. IE versions prior to IE9 that are supported by Microsoft will continue to be supported for the lifecycle of SolidWorks 2011.

(Please refer to the Microsoft Support Lifecycle website for more information on IE lifecycles.)

2. SolidWorks 2010 will not be officially qualified for use with IE9. You may certainly install IE9 for use with SW2010 and report any issues found, but those issues will likely be fixed only in SW2011 SP04 or later.


Known issues as of March 15, 2011 :

1. Searching for files and folder from the SolidWorks Search bubble shows javascript error and does not return any results.