OSU College of Engineering Support for Solidworks will end in June of 2024. Siemens NX is the replacement.


SolidWorks is a solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) software program.


Windows computers and Citrix Desktop

Research Use

If you would like to use SolidWorks for research, you will need to purchase a research license.

Contact support if you already have a research license, or would like information about purchasing one. Please include your sponsoring professor's information.

Undergraduate Personal Use

The College of Engineering has acquired 2000 SolidWorks licenses for student use. The license expires every May, at which time you will need to re-authenticate and renew,
Follow the instructions below for a copy of Solidworks 

Installation Steps:

  1. Go to https://www.solidworks.com/support/community-download and fill out your contact information
  2. Select "Yes" in response to "I already have a Serial Number that starts with 9020"
  3. Continue through the pages until you are able to download and run the installer
  4. Run the uninstaller, selecting "Unzip" and proceeding through the steps
  5. When you get prompted for a serial number, enter the number here (requires ONID authentication)
    Note: Just use your ONID, not your email address, for accessing the above link.
  6. Accept the terms, and begin the Download and Installation

Access to Online User Portal and Support

General Support: http://www.solidworks.com/sw/training-support-cad.htm

SolidWorks Forums: https://forum.solidworks.com/?scid=community_forums