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SolidWorks 2017 SP1 X64: A Complete Guide to Download, Install, and Activate



FULL SolidWorks 2017 SP1 X64 --- With SN And Activator




If you are looking for a powerful and versatile software for designing, engineering, and manufacturing products, you might want to check out SolidWorks 2017 SP1 X64. This is the latest service pack of the popular 3D CAD software that offers improved performance, stability, and functionality. In this article, we will explain what SolidWorks 2017 SP1 X64 is, how to download and install it, how to use it, and some tips and tricks for getting the most out of it.




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What is SolidWorks 2017 SP1 X64?




SolidWorks 2017 SP1 X64 is a software package that allows you to create, edit, analyze, and document 3D models of various products, parts, assemblies, and systems. It is widely used by engineers, designers, manufacturers, and hobbyists in various industries such as aerospace, automotive, medical, consumer products, and more. It is compatible with Windows 10 and Windows 11 64-bit operating systems.


Features and benefits of SolidWorks 2017 SP1 X64




Some of the features and benefits of SolidWorks 2017 SP1 X64 are:



  • It has a user-friendly and intuitive interface that makes it easy to learn and use.



  • It supports parametric modeling, which means you can define dimensions, constraints, relations, and equations to control the shape and behavior of your models.



  • It has a large library of standard parts, materials, fasteners, weldments, sheet metal tools, and more that you can use to speed up your design process.



  • It has powerful simulation tools that allow you to test your models for stress, strain, displacement, temperature, fluid flow, motion, vibration, fatigue, and more.



  • It has advanced drawing and documentation tools that allow you to generate detailed 2D drawings, bills of materials (BOMs), exploded views, animations, renderings, and more.



  • It has a built-in data management system that helps you organize, manage, share, and protect your design data.



  • It has a wide range of add-ins and extensions that enhance its functionality for specific applications such as electrical design, piping design, mold design, CAM (computer-aided manufacturing), etc.



  • It has a large community of users who provide support, feedback, tutorials, tips, tricks, and more.



System requirements for SolidWorks 2017 SP1 X64




The minimum system requirements for running SolidWorks 2017 SP1 X64 are:



ProcessorIntel or AMD with SSE2 support


RAM8 GB or more


Disk space10 GB or more


Graphics cardCertified cards and drivers (see here)


Internet connectionRequired for installation and activation


Operating systemWindows 10 or Windows 11 64-bit


Note that these are only the minimum requirements. For optimal performance and functionality, you may need higher specifications depending on your design complexity and size.


How to download and install SolidWorks 2017 SP1 X64?




To download and install SolidWorks 2017 SP1 X64 on your computer, you will need a valid serial number (SN) and an activator. Here are the steps to follow:


Downloading SolidWorks 2017 SP1 X64 from the official website





  • Go to https://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/downloads.htm.



  • Select Version: SolidWorks OnePart FREE TOOLS.



  • Select Language: English.



  • Select Product: SOLIDWORKS.



  • Select Service Pack: SOLIDWORKS 2017 SP1.0.



  • Select Operating System: Win10/Win11 64-bit.



  • Accept the license agreement.



  • Skip Steps 1 - 3 on the Download and Install screen.



  • At the bottom of the page, click download, unzip, and install all the files.



  • You will get a zip file named SW2017_SP10_Full_DVD.zip. Extract it to a folder on your computer.



Installing SolidWorks 2017 SP1 X64 using the SN and activator





  • In the extracted folder, open setup.exe.



  • Select Individual (on this computer) as the installation type.



  • In the Serial Number screen, enter your SN for SOLIDWORKS. You can also enter SNs for other products if you have them. Click Next.



  • In the Summary screen, select Change next to Products. Select or deselect the products you want to install. Click Back to Summary.



  • Select Change next to Download Options. Select Download from alternative server (if available). Click Back to Summary.



  • Select Change next to Installation Location. Select a folder where you want to install SOLIDWORKS. Click Back to Summary.



  • Select Change next to Toolbox/Hole Wizard Options. Select Create a new Toolbox if you want to create a new toolbox database or Select Use an existing Toolbox if you want to use an existing one. Click Back to Summary.



  • Select Change next to Electrical Options if you are installing SOLIDWORKS Electrical. Select Create a new Electrical database if you want to create a new database or Select Use an existing Electrical database if you want to use an existing one. Click Back to Summary.



  • Select Change next to PDM Server Options if you are installing SOLIDWORKS PDM Server. Select Create a new PDM vault if you want to create a new vault or Select Use an existing PDM vault if you want to use an existing one. Click Back to Summary.



  • Select Change next to Background Downloader Options. Deselect Enable background downloader. Click Back to Summary.



  • In the Summary screen, click Install Now. Wait for the installation process to complete.



  • In the Installation Complete screen, click Finish. Do not launch SOLIDWORKS yet.



  • In the extracted folder, open SW2010-2020.Activator.GUI.SSQ.exe as administrator.



  • Select Activate Licenses tab. Select SOLIDWORKS Products in License Activation List. Click Activate Licenses button. Wait for the activation process to complete.



  • Select OK when prompted with Activation successful message. Close the activator program.



Congratulations! You have successfully installed SOLIDWORKS 2017 SP1 X64 on your computer. You can now launch it from your desktop or start menu and enjoy its features.


How to use SolidWorks 2017 SP1 X64?




SolidWorks 2017 SP1 X64 is a powerful software that allows you to create various types of projects using different tools and commands. Here are some basic steps on how to use it:


Creating and editing 3D models





  • To create a new project, click File > New and select a template for your project. You can choose from Part, Assembly, or Drawing.



  • To create a 3D model of a part, click Sketch on the Sketch tab and select a plane or a face to sketch on. You can use various sketch tools and relations to draw 2D shapes that define your part.



  • To convert your sketch into a 3D model, click Features on the Features tab and select a feature tool such as Extruded Boss/Base, Revolved Boss/Base, Swept Boss/Base, etc. You can specify the parameters and options for your feature.



  • To edit your 3D model, you can use various editing tools such as Fillet, Chamfer, Shell, Mirror, Pattern, etc. You can also modify the dimensions, constraints, and equations of your model by double-clicking on them or using the Modify dialog box.



  • To create a 3D model of an assembly, click Insert Components on the Assembly tab and select the parts you want to insert. You can use various mating tools and options to position and align your parts in relation to each other.



  • To edit your 3D model of an assembly, you can use various editing tools such as Move Component, Rotate Component, Explode View, Collision Detection, etc. You can also modify the mates and properties of your assembly by double-clicking on them or using the PropertyManager.



Running simulations and analyses





  • To run a simulation or analysis on your 3D model, click Simulation on the Simulation tab and select a study type such as Static, Thermal, Frequency, etc. You can also use the Simulation Advisor to guide you through the process.



  • To set up your simulation or analysis, you need to define the material properties, fixtures, loads, contacts, mesh, and other parameters for your model. You can use various tools and options to do so in the PropertyManager.



  • To run your simulation or analysis, click Run on the Simulation tab. You can monitor the progress and status of your simulation or analysis in the Simulation Study Tree.



  • To view and interpret the results of your simulation or analysis, click Results on the Simulation tab. You can use various tools and options to display and manipulate the results such as plots, tables, charts, animations, etc.



Generating drawings and documentation





  • To generate a drawing of your 3D model, click Make Drawing from Part/Assembly on the Standard toolbar and select a template for your drawing. You can choose from various standard formats such as ANSI, ISO, DIN, etc.



  • To insert views of your 3D model into your drawing, click View Palette on the View Layout tab and drag and drop the views you want from the palette to the drawing sheet. You can use various tools and options to position, align, scale, and orient your views.



  • To add dimensions, annotations, symbols, notes, and other details to your drawing, click Annotation on the Annotation tab and select the tools you want from the toolbar. You can use various tools and options to place, edit, format, and align your annotations.



  • To generate a bill of materials (BOM), exploded view, or other documentation for your 3D model, click Tables on the Annotation tab and select the table type you want from the toolbar. You can use various tools and options to insert, edit, format, and update your tables.



Tips and tricks for using SolidWorks 2017 SP1 X64




Here are some tips and tricks that can help you improve your productivity and efficiency when using SolidWorks 2017 SP1 X64:


Customizing the user interface




You can customize the user interface of SolidWorks 2017 SP1 X64 to suit your preferences and workflow. You can do things such as:



  • Change the color scheme, font size, and icon size of the interface by clicking Options on the Standard toolbar and selecting Colors or System Options > General.



  • Change the layout and position of the toolbars, menus, tabs, and panels by dragging and dropping them or right-clicking on them and selecting Customize.



  • Add or remove commands from the toolbars, menus, or shortcut menus by right-clicking on them and selecting Customize or Customize Menu.



  • Create custom keyboard shortcuts for frequently used commands by clicking Options on the Standard toolbar and selecting Customize > Keyboard.



  • Create custom mouse gestures for frequently used commands by clicking Options on the Standard toolbar and selecting Customize > Mouse Gestures.



Using keyboard shortcuts and mouse gestures




You can use keyboard shortcuts and mouse gestures to quickly access and execute commands without using the toolbars or menus. You can do things such as:



  • Press Ctrl+N to create a new project.



  • Press Ctrl+O to open an existing project.



  • Press Ctrl+S to save your project.



  • Press Ctrl+Z to undo your last action.



  • Press Ctrl+Y to redo your last action.



  • Press Ctrl+C to copy an entity.



  • Press Ctrl+V to paste an entity.



  • Press Ctrl+X to cut an entity.



  • Press Ctrl+A to select all entities.



  • Press Esc to cancel or exit a command.



  • Press F1 to open the help window.



  • Press F5 to refresh or rebuild your project.



  • Press F6 to zoom to fit your project in the graphics area.



  • Press F7 to zoom in on your project in the graphics area.



  • Press F8 to zoom out on your project in the graphics area.



  • Press F9 to hide or show the FeatureManager design tree.



  • Press F10 to hide or show all toolbars.



  • Press F11 to switch to full screen mode.



  • Hold down Ctrl and drag an entity to copy it.



  • Hold down Alt and drag an entity to move it without constraints.



  • Hold down Shift and drag an entity to move it along one axis or plane.



  • Hold down Ctrl+Shift and drag an entity to rotate it around one axis or plane.



  • Right-click and drag in an empty space in the graphics area to activate mouse gestures. Release the right mouse button over a gesture icon to execute its command. You can customize mouse gestures by clicking Options on the Standard toolbar and selecting Customize > Mouse Gestures.



Applying design automation and templates




You can apply design automation and templates to simplify and speed up your design process. You can do things such as:



  • Create equations that link dimensions, parameters, or properties of your model by clicking Equations on the Tools tab and entering formulas in the Equations dialog box. You can also use global variables to define constants that you can use in equations.


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