DriveWorks Solo 17: Prerequisites [send feedback...]

Hardware

CPUIntel or AMD with SSE2 support.

See Note below.

RAM8GB or more recommended.

See Note below.

Hard Disk300MB required for installation.

See Note below.

GraphicsA DirectX 11 approved graphics card, which must be SOLIDWORKS certified if working with SOLIDWORKS.

See Note below.

Network (if using DriveWorks in a shared environment)

100Mb or faster network card.

Microsoft Active Directory Domain.

Please Note

When using DriveWorks on a machine with SOLIDWORKS installed, please refer to the SOLIDWORKS system requirements for recommended hardware details.

Please refer to the section SOLIDWORKS>SOLIDWORKS System Requirements in the knowledge base article Info: Third PartyInformation And Downloads for details.

Operating Systems

32-bit Operating Systems

Support for 32-bit Operating Systems has ended.

DriveWorks 17 and onwards will only install on 64-bit Operating Systems.

When installing DriveWorks alongside SOLIDWORKS please check SOLIDWORKS System Requirements.
Operating SystemSupported VersionNotes
Windows® 7SP1 64-bit (Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate)
This OS has entered its extended support phase. A DriveWorks fix that is dependent on a Microsoft Windows fix cannot be provided unless an extended support contract is in place with Microsoft.

Please see Windows lifecycle fact sheet for more information.

Windows® 8.164-bit (Professional/Enterprise)
This OS has entered its extended support phase. A DriveWorks fix that is dependent on a Microsoft Windows fix cannot be provided unless an extended support contract is in place with Microsoft.

Please see Windows lifecycle fact sheet for more information.

Windows® 1064-bit (Professional/Enterprise)
Please see Supported DriveWorks Versions for a full list of previous DriveWorks versions and the operating systems each has been tested with.

Operating System Components

ComponentSupported VersionNotes
.NET Framework4.6.1
Will be installed if it is not already installed. To download separately please see the knowledge base article Info: Third Party Information And Downloads.

Databases

DatabaseSupported VersionNotes
SQL Server® Compact Edition4.0
Will be installed if it is not already installed. To download separately please see the knowledge base article Info: Third Party Information And Downloads.

Software - CAD

CAD ApplicationSupported VersionNotes
SOLIDWORKS

2017 (must use DriveWorks 14 SP2 or newer)

2018 (must use DriveWorks 15 SP2 or newer)

2019 (must use DriveWorks 16 SP2 or newer)

2020 (must use DriveWorks 17 SP2 or newer)

Service Packs

We always recommend installing the most recent service pack for the SOLIDWORKS version you are running.

Please check SOLIDWORKS System Requirements for SOLIDWORKS supported hardware, operating system and Microsoft products. Please see Info: Third Party Information And Downloads for link.

Virtualization & Remote Desktop

DriveWorks Solo is supported on virtual and remote desktop environments as long as the guest operating system meets the requirements set out above.

However please check SOLIDWORKS Support for Virtual Environments. The link can be found under the heading SOLIDWORKS System Requirements in the topic Info: Third Party Information And Downloads.

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