Mac, Solidworks, Windows, *****torm

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2014
    Porto, Portugal
    How do you guys use solidworks? I have to use it, and I tried to install the latest version on my old PC. I didn't want to install Windows on my Mac.

    To my surprise, it didn't install (2015 student version) because I didn't have a 64bits machine. I said fine, and installed the 2014 version, that supports 32 bits. To my surprise, it doesn't support Windows 8/8.1.

    I forgot how installing stuff and using Windows can be a pain. Talk about fragmentation. Why sell 32 bit windows on the first place?

    At this point I gave up on my old PC, and I'm thinking of disabling filevault 2 so I can use bootcamp and install windows 8.1 64 bit.

    Before I do it, it is possible to run solidworks through parallels with a 64bit installation of windows 8.1? Is bootcamp really the best option?
  2. m98custom1212 macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2013
    Toledo, Ohio
    Solidworks 2014 does support Windows 8/8.1 just not 32 bit

    No install Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 64 bit using bootcamp

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