I have a windows version I got from school but there was no option to download a linux version. How would I get the linux version?
As per https://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/SystemRequirements.html SolidWorks is only available for the Windows platform.
Solidworks may run in VirtualBox, but it's highly unlikely.
Your only option is to dual-boot Windows (Mint forum will explain what to do).
Last time I tried it worked (VirtualBox) only without graphics acceleration, so it was little bit slow with large assemblies.
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