Downloading SolidWorks 2014-2015
You can install SolidWorks on your own computer by downloading it from the MechE server. (on a PC or using VMware or Parallels on a mac).
The MechE clusters, the fishbowl, and the 2.009 Pappalardo lab computers are running the newest version of SolidWorks, 2014-2015.
If you work in the newest version, you will not be able to open your files in an older version of SolidWorks. For this reason, we recommend that you install the 2014-2015 version for your own computer.
In order to download solidworks from windows 7/8, please follow the instructions below.
i) Right click on "My Computer" and choose "Map Network Drive" and complete the dialog box as shown below.
ii) When prompted for login information, please use your ME account (which matches your Athena account userid), and your ME accoun password.
iii) Double click "StartSWInstall.hta" file, and you will be prompted to allow installer to run. Click yes. Then you may be prompted for your ME account information a second time.
The installation should run to completion on its own with no user intervention from this point on.