How Do I Know What SolidWorks Service Pack I Have?

Are you a SolidWorks user wondering which service pack you have installed? Knowing the service pack version is essential for troubleshooting issues, checking compatibility with other software, and staying up-to-date with the latest features and improvements. In this tutorial, we will explore different methods to determine your SolidWorks service pack version.

Method 1: Checking within SolidWorks

If you have SolidWorks already open, you can quickly find out the service pack version by following these steps:

  1. Click on the About SolidWorks option under the Help menu. A dialog box will appear.

  2. In the dialog box, look for the information labeled as “Version”. This will display your current service pack version, such as “SolidWorks 2021 SP3.0”.

  3. Note down the service pack version for future reference or troubleshooting purposes.

Method 2: Using the Installation Manager

If you’re unable to access SolidWorks directly or want to check multiple installations at once, you can use the SolidWorks Installation Manager:

  1. Open the SolidWorks Installation Manager from your start menu or desktop shortcut.

  2. Select the option to “Modify the individual installation”.

  3. In the next window, choose the installation you want to check and click on “Change”.

  4. A new dialog box will appear. Look for a section named “Show Versions“. Here, you’ll find detailed information about your installation, including the service pack version.

  5. Make a note of the service pack version and close the Installation Manager.

Method 3: Checking Windows Registry

If you prefer a more technical approach, you can also find the SolidWorks service pack version through the Windows Registry:

  1. Press Win + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.

  2. Type “regedit” and hit Enter. This will open the Windows Registry Editor.

  3. In the Registry Editor, navigate to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolidWorks\SolidWorks 20XX\Service Pack“.

    Replace “20XX” with your specific SolidWorks version, such as “2021” or “2020”.

  4. In the right-hand pane, look for a value named “CURRENTVERSION“. This will display your current service pack version.

  5. Take note of this value and close the Registry Editor.

Congratulations! You now know different methods to determine your SolidWorks service pack version.

Whether you prefer using SolidWorks itself, the Installation Manager, or checking through the Windows Registry, you can easily find out which service pack is installed on your system. Remember to periodically check for updates and install newer service packs to keep your SolidWorks software running smoothly with all the latest enhancements.