Overview

Operating System Requirements
and Information

Solid Edge 2021 has been certified to run on the following:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise or Professional (64-bit only) version 1809 or later
  • Internet Explorer 11 (Internet Explorer is not required to be the default browser)
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2016, Microsoft Office 2019, or Microsoft Office 365 Business

Note:

  • Windows Home Edition is not supported.
  • We recommend that you not run Solid Edge on Server operating systems.
  • Solid Edge stops certifying new releases against an operating system shortly after Microsoft drops mainstream support for it. Microsoft dropped mainstream support for Windows 7 in January 2015. Microsoft dropped mainstream support for Windows 8.1 in January 2018. Due to limited support from Microsoft and graphics card vendors for older operating systems, the installation of Solid Edge on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 is not recommended. Solid Edge will install and run on these operating systems, but issues determined to be caused by an incompatibility between Solid Edge and an end-of-life operating system may not be fixed. Due to the potential for critical issues on these older operating systems, Solid Edge 2021 could be the last Solid Edge release that installs on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

Hardware System Requirements

This release of Solid Edge has been certified to run on the following:

Recommended system configuration

  • Windows 10 Enterprise or Professional (64-bit only) version 1809 or later
  • 32 GB RAM or more
  • True Color (32-bit) or 16 million colors (24-bit)
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Minimum system configuration

  • Windows 10 Enterprise or Professional (64-bit only) version 1809 or later
  • 16 GB RAM for commercial users and 8 GB RAM for academic users
  • 65K Colors
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • 8.5 GB of disk space required for installation

To download the Solid Edge free trial or Solid Edge subscription, your PC must connect to the internet the first time the software starts.

Reboot your system after installing Solid Edge or maintenance packs. If you still have a problem, contact the Global Customer Support & Success team.

For more information on Solid Edge 2021, operating system, and third-party support, go to Hardware and Software Certifications and then click Solid Edge 2021.

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