Staff and Students with a Windows PC (7, 8 or 10) can request SolidWorks to use on their home computer.

Request access to SolidWorks

  1. Complete the SolidWorks request form (login required)
  2. IT Services will then check you are entitled to use SolidWorks, then email you with a licence code you need to activate the software.

Download SolidWorks

  1. Once you have received the licence code go to
  2. Login with your University IT account username and password.
  3. Navigate to the Home-Use-Programs folder > SolidWorks > Windows.
  4. Click on the version folder required, then right-click the SolidWorksSetup.exe file and click Download.
  5. This is a large download so this may take a while to complete.

Full Installation Instructions

The University cannot help with the installation and maintenance of this program

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