SolidWorks 2010

Application Details:

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

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What works

Mostly everything !

  • msi installer (it crashes at the end, but it doesn't matter),
  • email registration,
  • core modelling functions
  • Realview graphics (GL shaders) on Nvidia certified hardware, or using nvclock -Q xx !
  • most of the add-ins ( but some of them are very unstable )

What does not

  • ActiveX-based installer (sldim.exe), but it doesn't matter
  • Online registration : can't contact activation server. But email activation works.
  • some winetricks are needed, specially for add-ins based on .net30
  • a general lack of responsiveness in UI redraw (toolbars, buttons, menus, left and right panel), but not in 3D viewports,
  • titles of dialog boxes in left panel are disappearing just after being drawn, and generally text redraw is very slow.
  • file dialog pops up lots of errors messages ( but file explorer in right panel works perfectly) (bug 9396). See below for workaround
  • Toolbox part library crashes most of the time
  • most of the text is not displayed in integrated web browser (right panel). Winetricks ie6  solves this problem, but  doesn't allow online part browsing.
  • online part browsing doesn't work ( server cannot be contacted error)
  • opening and saving files is slower than in Windows (bug 21245)
  • some shadow and highlight effects are not displayed in RealView mode (needs to be confirmed, as I had not tested it on windows with exactly the same card)


What was not tested

Most of the application has been tested in production, and is really useable for core modelling work. 

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Works even with intel GPUs ! For old i855, need to use 2.6.37 kernel and last 1.4.x Xorg drivers, and disable shadows display as it crashes X server.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 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
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