5 Frequently Asked Questions on the SOLIDWORKS Free Trial

5 Frequently Asked Questions on the SOLIDWORKS Free Trial

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Whether you’re looking to try SOLIDWORKS for your first time or you’ve used it in the past and want to try it again, SOLIDWORKS has options that allow you to take a test drive.


Does SOLIDWORKS Have a Free Trial?

Yes! With the SOLIDWORKS free trial, you can access the latest versions of multiple SOLIDWORKS products.

A free trial is a great way to test SOLIDWORKS capabilities and functions without needing the commitment of installation or subscription.

What Products Are Included In the SOLIDWORKS Free Trial?

The free trial allows you to explore the latest release of SOLIDWORKS Premium. You can also access SOLIDWORKS Simulation, SOLIDWORKS MBD, SOLIDWORKS CAM and SOLIDWORKS Visualize.

If you’re not seeing one of the products that you wanted to try out, just let us know and we can work on getting those set up for you.

How Long Does the SOLIDWORKS Free Trial Last?

You can either do a seven, 15 or 30-day trial.


What Version of SOLIDWORKS Is the Free Trial?

Because no one wants to work on an outdated version of something (classic cars excluded), your test trial includes the latest version of SOLIDWORKS. That way, you can explore all of the new enhancements and features that have been added in that year.

Do I Need to Download or Install Anything to Use the Free Trial?

As we mentioned before, the SOLIDWORKS free trial has minimal commitment, including installation requirements. All you need is an HTML5 compatible web browser and you can access the free trial in an online trial environment that you can connect to an online storage account like Dropbox or Google Drive.

You can read our guide for more specifics on SOLIDWORKS hardware recommendations.

SOLIDWORKS Free Trial Walkthrough

For a more in depth look at everything you need to know about the SOLIDWORKS free trial, check out this video:

Covering the Basics

If this is your first time trying out SOLIDWORKS, we have some great tutorials to help you get started with some of the essentials:

Sketching Basics in SOLIDWORKS

Features Basics in SOLIDWORKS

User Interface Basics in SOLIDWORKS

Those blogs (and their corresponding video tutorials) are a great first step. If you’re still stuck or wanting a little more guidance, we have some great SOLIDWORKS training options that you can explore as well.

There you have it! Those are some of the basic things you should know about the SOLIDWORKS free trial. Explore our site and Hawk Ridge Systems blog for more information on SOLIDWORKS, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us. Thanks for reading!

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Jillian Schmid

Marketing Content Writer at Hawk Ridge Systems
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