SolidWorks 2010

Application Details:

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

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Test Results

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What works

All what denis already explained:

  • installing swwi/data/setup.exe
  • part modeling
  • assembly
  • drawing

What does not

  • Saving and opening needs the native comdlg32.dll library.
  • Hole wizard ( needs .net30 and many other winetricks)


What was not tested

A full design and assembly, but matrix, extrusions, etc., seems to be o.k.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I've needed, via winetricks, only vcrun2005 and vcrun2008. The installer completes without any problems. The version used was 2010 SP0.0 .

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 
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Feb 23 20111.3.14Yes Yes SilverOtamay 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9396 Solidworks 2006/2007/2012 fails to save files, reporting 'An unsupported operation was attempted.' (comdlg32 version resource outdated/inconsistent with default WinVer setting) CLOSED FIXED View
10003 Adobe Illustrator CS2, After Effects 7 installers can't show image NEW View
12458 Multiple apps fail due to RichEdit ITextDocument_fnRange stub (MySQL Workbench, BlitzMaxDemo137) CLOSED FIXED View
20220 Missing windowscodecs.dll.WICCreateImagingFactory_Proxy causes failure for many .NET 3.x/4.x (WPF) based installers/apps CLOSED FIXED View
20530 SolidWorks Explorer 2010: Fails to start NEW View
21245 file operations are very slow or hangs solidworks CLOSED FIXED View
23070 BitComet: Black background in treeview CLOSED DUPLICATE View
24294 corrupted icons in SolidWorks sketches CLOSED FIXED View
24621 Slow UI and toolbar redraw in SolidWorks CLOSED FIXED View
24622 SolidWorks toolbox browser plug-in fails to register inside SolidWorks CLOSED INVALID View
25921 SolidWorks 2008: Hangup at starting application CLOSED FIXED View
25933 SolidWorks 2010: Unimplemented function propsys.dll.PSRefreshPropertySchema CLOSED FIXED View
25936 SolidWorks 2010: sldim.exe shows blank window UNCONFIRMED View
26299 Solidworks 2010: Fails to install CLOSED FIXED View
26706 SolidWorks: Some tools cannot be activated UNCONFIRMED View
26746 IncrediMail: No icon for desktop short-cut CLOSED FIXED View
27403 Collapsable section headers in Solidworks property manager are overdrawn, thus unusable NEW View
30792 Solidworks2011: Crash when opening/starting a new drawing CLOSED ABANDONED View
31056 .NET Framework 3.x/4.x WPF Media Integration Layer deadlocks between ui and render thread when calling SetPixelFormat CLOSED FIXED View
31591 SolidWorks 2010: Installation of service pack 5.0 fails UNCONFIRMED View
31594 SolidWorks 2010: Crash at assigning material UNCONFIRMED View
31710 Regression Error - OpenGL display blanked out with grey rectangle CLOSED FIXED View
31724 SolidWorks Explorer 2012 fails to install, reporting 'Could not get typeinfo of hreftype 384 for VT_USERDEFINED, hr = 0x80004005' CLOSED FIXED 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


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