SolidWorks 2013 Will Not Install on Windows XP

September 19th, 2011


It’s official – if you plan to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of SolidWorks next year, you will NOT be able to do so on Windows XP.

SolidWorks 2012 software (including CAD, Simulation, Sustainability, and Enterprise PDM) will be the last release that supports Windows XP.  This action is being taken as a follow up to Microsoft’s retirement of the Windows® XP operating system in April of 2009. SolidWorks 2013 will not install on Windows XP. For additional information please refer to the System Requirements page on the corporate website.

Chris Snider

Application Engineer, CSWE 3DVision Technologies

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2 Responses to “SolidWorks 2013 Will Not Install on Windows XP”

  1. Loddie says:

    Is there any timeline for when 2013 is slated to be released just so we can plan when we’ll have to have everyone up to Win7 Pro 64? Note also that 2011/2012 no longer supported Office 2003 but require Office 2007/2010. We’re just making the leap from 2010 to 2012 and have a few systems that will be affected.

  2. Jeff Sweeney says:

    No notice of SolidWorks 2013 has officially been released, however tradition says it will be September/October 2012.

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