Solidworks on Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by magnusan, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. magnusan macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2010
    I just got a MacBook Pro, (2.53GHz, 4GB Ram) and I'm trying to get Solidworks on it. I know about parallel, and Boot Camp but hate the thought of windows on my new smooth Mac. I have tried to use WineBottler, but am unsure how to make it work.
    Any thoughts on this, please share!:)
  2. baypharm macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2007
    It appears that the graphics card in MBP's is incompatiable with this program. Still doing research....
  3. yezza macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2008
    The only way to have Solidworks run on your Mac is to install windows (virtual machine/bootcamp). It's most likely that your windows experience on your "new smooth Mac" will also be smooth. If you decide to go ahead with a virtual machine, I highly recommend Parallels over VMware Fusion. I have licenses for both latest versions, and I like Fusion better, however in my experience (2008 Mac Pro with 8800GT) Parallels craps all over Fusion for running Solidworks. Good luck :)

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