SOLIDWORKS 2023 Beta 1 is Out!

It’s here! SOLIDWORKS 2023 Beta 1 is now available. It’s time to take SOLIDWORKS 2023 for a test drive, check out the new enhancements and participate in the Beta program.

What is the BETA Program?

Participating in the Beta program is more than just taking the next release of SOLIDWORKS for a test drive. It’s about connecting with the BETA community and interacting with the SOLIDWORKS R&D team to provide your feedback on the new functionality. The only requirement to be eligible to participate is you need to be a current subscription customer.

How can you participate?

It all starts on the SOLIDWORKS Beta Site.  This site provides information about the Beta Program and FAQs.

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There are two ways to test: downloading and installing or testing online.

Getting it installed

To get started, click the large ‘Download Beta’ button, and log in if have not already done so.

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You’ll be taken to the following page to download and install the software. This process is just like any SOLIDWORKS installation you are familiar with.

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Remember that SOLIDWORKS 2023 BETA is pre-release software for testing purposes only and NOT FOR PRODUCTION use. It is recommended that you install SOLIDWORKS 2023 Beta software on a separate computer, not your primary SOLIDWORKS machine. When installing, make sure you choose Beta specific file locations for the installation itself and Toolbox Data folder. Any files saved in SOLIDWORKS 2023 Beta cannot be opened in older versions of the software.

Test Online

Testing SOLIDWORKS 2023 BETA online is a great way to keep BETA testing and your production SOLIDWORKS environment separate. Choose the big ‘Test Online’ button on the main 2023 BETA page, or on MySolidworks, log in and select the Launch button.

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Browsers to use:

• Chrome 101.0.4951.67
• Firefox
• Edge 101.0.1210.53

Your Feedback is Needed

This is the point of the SOLIDWORKS Beta program, feedback. As you test SOLIDWORKS 2023 Beta make sure you submit any issues you come across. Bugs and feedback can be submitted through the SOLIDWORKS Beta Community. How to join the community, and the process on how to submit are found on the SOLIDWORKS Beta Site.

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Good luck and Happy Beta testing!


Ryan Field
Sr. Application Engineer
Computer Aided Technology


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