Need to deploy and install SolidWorks on Windows clients? Not a problem – FileWave has you covered. We need a few components from SolidWorks and some scripting tips to get deployment-ready.
Native FileWave Admin
SolidWorks Administrative Image Creator
We will need to download and install the SolidWorks Administrative Image Creator on your Windows machine with FileWave Admin installed. This is to create the SolidWorks image that can be used for deployment and installation. You may review the SolidWorks documentation for further details on setting up and configuring here: Creating an Administrative Image.
This “image” you created will be downloaded and placed onto the Windows machine under the default file path: C:\SOLIDWORKS Admin\SOLIDWORKS 2022 SP2.0\. Once completed, it will be ready to be uploaded into FIleWave Admin.
The SolidWorks image containing the contents of the installation will need to be uploaded into a Fileset. Below is a Fileset template with an included Powershell script to install SolidWorks and remove the shortcut links from the Users Desktop.
The final version of the Fileset should be around 23Gb in size (with included SolidWorks image).
Here is the PowerShell script used in this Fileset.