With the upcoming release of SOLIDWORKS 2012 another one of the questions that we get a lot is how long will SOLIDWORKS continue to support the Windows XP operating system.
Last week we did see the official word go out that SOLIDWORKS 2012 software (including CAD, Simulation, Sustainability, and Enterprise PDM) will be the last release that supports Windows XP. The reason for this to follow up to Microsoft’s retirement of the Windows® XP operating system in April of 2009. So when SOLIDWORKS 2013 is release this time next year it will not install on a system that is running Windows XP.
If you would like any additional information you can always refer to the System Requirements page on the SOLIDWORKS website.
CATI Support Team Leader