My clients use an earlier version of solidworks? How can I access older versions and download to have multiple versions on my computer?
The best thing to do would be to contact your VAR - That's why we pay the huge annual maintenance fees to SolidWorks.
Jeff Wygum wrote: The best thing to do would be to contact your VAR - That's why we pay the huge annual maintenance fees to SolidWorks.
Jeff Wygum wrote:
Definitely hit up your VAR - There is bound to be an AE that hangs on to old media kits & downloads.
(I should know, I was one of them - I left after 2011 was released, and I had media kits going back to 1998.)
You need to install each in their own folder.
If you continue to use a newer version, what are going to use the older versions for? Recreate the models?
Depends on just how far back you are needing to go...
Currently, you can download 2018, 2019, 2020 or 2021 from Solidworks (as long as you are paid up on your maintenance/service fees).
I recently needed 2017 to be interoperable with a small fab shop. I had the discs for 2017SP0, but my VAR sent me a link to download 2017SP5, which as Doug points out, is not available on the support website. If you're paying that "huge annual maintenance fee" make it worth while. I was once told that if I really needed an earlier version, they could probably find me practically anything, but finding something to run older versions on would be my problem.
..so,... what older version is it?
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