Licenses and installation media for this program are provided by the GSD.

To use network-licensed software you are required to be on the GSD network, either with a network cable or on the HarvardSecure wireless signal, or logged into VPN while working remotely.

The installation files for this program can be downloaded directly here, and are also on the GSD file server (GSDServer) under the Software folder

When installing any software on GSDServer, you should first download the installer to your desktop – installing software from GSDServer over VPN is not recommended.

If the download is in a compressed zip file, first unpack the installation files by right-clicking and choosing to extract the files.

Double-click the StartSWInstall.hta file to being the installation


Click on Install SolidWorks products now and the automatic installation should begin


Once completed, you should see new SolidWorks icons on your desktop.

Double-click the SolidWorks shortcut to see if the installation was successful.

Though it should automatically be supplied during the install, if you are prompted for a server name enter: