SolidWorks 2010

Application Details:

Version: 2010
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.15

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installer (after installing vcrun2005 vcrun2008)
  • Creating/opening parts, assemblies and drawings
  • Sketching, modeling and assembling all seem to work (I did not try every Feature or Sketch tool)
  • Previous described problems with Dual Screen usage seems to be fixed

What does not

  • Some images still have black/weird background (its a pity but really not a problem)
  • Some buttons/menu items are not responding: 'Reference Geometry -> Plane' and 'Sketch Tools->Convert Entity' (bug #26706)
  • Headers are not properly drawn (bug #27403), this limits some of the functionality of the application
  • Hole wizard button gives 'Out of memory or other error trying to initialize data source from standards file "...\SolidWorks 2010\HoleWizardFavorites.mdb"'

What was not tested

Lots of tools and (more) advanced features of the application (I just did a basic usage test)

Additional Comments

Installation Procedure:
$ rm -r ~/.wine
$ winetricks vcrun2005 vcrun2008
$ wine swwi/data/setup.exe

$ wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/SolidWorks/SLDWORKS.exe

Note that installing msxml6 (with winetricks) solves/improves some functionality of the application.

Not being able to use/add planes and the missing header contents issue, severely limits the usability of the application (hence the 'silver' rating).
selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 13 20141.7.15No, but has workaround Yes Silverveger 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64May 16 20111.3.20Yes Yes SilverMarcel Partap 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 09 20111.3.17No, but has workaround Yes Silverveger 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 05 20111.3.17No, but has workaround Yes Goldveger 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Feb 23 20111.3.14Yes Yes SilverOtamay 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
10003 Adobe Illustrator CS2, After Effects 7 installers can't show image NEW View
20530 SolidWorks Explorer 2010: Fails to start NEW View
25936 SolidWorks 2010: sldim.exe shows blank window UNCONFIRMED View
26706 SolidWorks: Some tools cannot be activated UNCONFIRMED View
27403 Collapsable section headers in Solidworks property manager are overdrawn, thus unusable NEW View
30792 Solidworks2011: Crash when opening/starting a new drawing UNCONFIRMED View
31591 SolidWorks 2010: Installation of service pack 5.0 fails UNCONFIRMED View
31594 SolidWorks 2010: Crash at assigning material UNCONFIRMED View
34394 SolidWorks 2010: No text in sidebar UNCONFIRMED View
34794 SolidWorks 2010: Error message at assigning material in manager UNCONFIRMED View
34795 SolidWorks 2010: No correct headers' name for material databases in manager UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes


Some changes introduced in user SID mapping in 1.3.15 prevents SolidWorks to launch if it was installed before 1.3.15

A simple hack solved the problem : 

 env WINEPREFIX=your_solidworks_prefix sed -i "s/S-1-5-4/S-1-5-21-0-0-0-1000/g"  $WINEPREFIX/system.reg  



 by NSLW on (September 25th 2012)

Pre-installation steps

1. Use recent version of Wine(tested with wine-1.7.4)
2. Download winetricks by following command


3. Install required components by following command

sh winetricks -q dotnet30 vcrun2005 vcrun2008 mfc40

4. Install additional components by following command

sh winetricks -q wsh57 msxml6 riched20

It will take some time because winetricks will download all above components


2. Run setup.exe
3. Configure your installation as you like and let installer copy all the files
4. At the end you'll be informed that installation has failed. You will lose your installed files if you acknowledge this, so start your favourite terminal (e.g. Konsole, gnome-terminal, xterm) and type

killall msiexec

The window will disappear and the installation is complete.

Known problems

1. No possibility to install service pack­
Optional steps

There are several steps, which aren't required to successfully start SolidWorks, but help in some way:

  1. sh winetricks riched20 - no crash in vba editor


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

winecfg windowscodecs=native
by omeringen on Tuesday January 1st 2013, 13:58
It says "winecfg windowscodecs=native" in installation notes. Note that i couldn't manage SW with that, getting errors :

err:ole:COMPOBJ_DllList_Add couldn't load in-process dll L"C:\\windows\\system32\\windowscodecs.dll"
err:ole:CoGetClassObject no class object {389ea17b-5078-4cde-b6ef-25c15175c751} could be created for context 0x1
err:ole:COMPOBJ_DllList_Add couldn't load in-process dll L"C:\\windows\\system32\\windowscodecs.dll"
err:ole:CoGetClassObject no class object {389ea17b-5078-4cde-b6ef-25c15175c751} could be created for context 0x1

So i changed "windowscodecs" from native to Builtin (Wine) at winecfg -> Libraries. Setting it to native might be needed for old versions but not anymore i guess.

Wine 1.5.20, archlinux, SW2010_SP5.0_Win32
  • liblcms by omeringen on Wednesday January 2nd 2013, 7:24
Help me please!!
by Jerrett Rende on Saturday August 11th 2012, 11:24
I am new to Wine and this sort of thing, and the comments everybody is posting are just flying right over my head. Please, could someone help me get started on Solidworks? I dont know what i should be putting into terminal, or what files to move around. I just need someone to explain it for a complete newbie please (if thats ok). email me @ or just post another comment if you feel like helping!
Few problematic areas in SolidWorks daily usage
by sniveri on Sunday April 17th 2011, 7:56
- Making/modifying a note is impossible
- Resizing tables (BOM, cut-list, etc) causes crash
- Right click context menus have to be used with arrow keys, otherwise it will open "Customize Menu" when moving mouse
Installation manager works with ie7!
by sniveri on Sunday April 3rd 2011, 15:53
Installing winetricks: corefonts, msxml3 and ie7 you can use SolidWorks installation manager. However msxml brokes solidworks drawings (crash when trying to create/open drawing).

Have to look how well the installation manager really does its stuff.
Problem while trying to install
by Jordan on Wednesday March 2nd 2011, 23:22
All I get is a blank window for the Install Manager that hangs up. Installation closes when the box is closed. I've followed the tips for install and all the winetricks. Any ideas?
SolidWorks x64 almost installs
by sniveri on Sunday February 27th 2011, 5:10
Did try out the wow64 setup of wine and seems that installing 64-bit SolidWorks 2010 is not so far away. Only problem was the same issue that has been earlier in 32-bit. There is error message at the end of installation when the "publishing product information" is displayed on installer.

I did not get SolidWorks 2010 x64 to run because it seems that it needs dotnets and gdiplus..
Whops, wrong vcrun version
by Otamay on Sunday February 27th 2011, 5:08
The installed packages via winetricks are vcrun2005 and vcrun2008, not vcrun2009 (it does not exists). Sorry about that.
Corrections to installation instructions
by sniveri on Sunday January 30th 2011, 15:36
winetricks vcrun2005 vcrun2008 msxml6 gdiplus
winetricks dotnet20 dotnet30
winetricks mdac28 jet40 windowscodecs
install office web components from SW disk in /Prereqs/officeWeb

install solidworks :
wine swwi/swsetup.exe

copy comdlg32.dll from windows XP to Solidworks folder (workaround bug 9396)


* - nofile 3000

to /etc/security/limits.conf, logging out, and logging in again.

When installing in 64-bit additional step needed (maybe useful for 32bits too ?) :

- If First installation fails, you have to remove SolidWorks installation folder and install it again and then installation completes succesfully

set with winecfg windowscodecs=native
set with winecfg d3d9=disable

start solidworks,

register via email

That's all.
Error when trying to run .exe from begining
by Sylvester Stafford on Sunday January 16th 2011, 19:17
I am receiving an error in terminal saying:

Trying to load PE image for unsupported architecture (AMD-64)
err:process:create_process starting 64-bit process L"Z:\\media\\Solidworks1\\swwi\\swsetup.exe" not supported in 32-bit wineprefix
wine: Bad EXE format for Z:\media\Solidworks1\swwi\swsetup.exe

I have tried both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of SolidWorks which gives me the same error.
64-bit installation instructions
by sniveri on Tuesday January 11th 2011, 7:26
denis can you remove my test results and add these instructions on yours to help others to use it with 64-bit os?

When installing in 64-bit additional step needed:

- First installation fails, you have to remove SolidWorks installation folder and install it again and then installation completes succesfully

Workaround does not help
by sniveri on Friday January 7th 2011, 12:05
Thanks Dennis for the info. I am running SW2010 on Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit & wine 1.3.10 and currently it works but SWx crashes when open or savefiledialog should become visible. My workaround was that I did add-in that replaces open and save dialogs with net framework dialogs and now I have almost fully functional SWx.

What does not work for me:

- Creating or opening a drawing
- Opening Assembly component from feature tree

And also it took about 25 installation attempts when it finally installed all the needed files.