Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Solidworks 2009 installation

Ok I finally got this shit to work. One of the most annoying things about torrents is their complete lack of instructions. But this wouldn't be a proper pirate bay torrent without a set of vague useless instructions now would it? So that being said, hopefully I can shed some light on the installation process. (I have Vista 32-Bit)

1. You must EXTRACT the ISO contents to your hard-drive in order for the files to work properly, simply mounting it will generate .dll errors.
2. Once the contents are extracted navigate thru the swwi/data folder and select the English_i386_SolidWorks installer and proceed to install.
3. Now about half-way thru the installation you will be asked for a serial. This is where the instructions in Russian come in handy. You open those up and scroll thru them until you see the image where the serial code is being entered. If you're lazy the code is: 0001 0001 0736 0361 JK3Q HDJ3 enter this and begin installing. (It might mess up at the very end telling you that it didn't finish installing but if your SolidWorks icon is on your desktop then it's ok.)
4. Open the crack.rar and EXTRACT that to your desktop or it won't work properly. Launch the crack and browse to the sldappu.dll file located in your solidworks install directory(typically on the C Drive) and hit start. It should show that the file was sucessfully cracked and the program should now be fully operational. I've only had this installed for a couple of hours so I'm not sure of any bugs within the program but hey this is a $8000 program that you got in a couple of hours so don't bitch. Hope I helped someone.

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