SolidWorks 2009 SP0 Released

September 21, 2008 12 Comments »
SolidWorks 2009 SP0 Released

Well, after a week in the HOT sun of Orlando, Florida at Walt Disney World, I’m finally back and ready to get back to Blogging.  There was quite a bit going on last week in the World of SolidWorks both stateside & at the SolidWorks press event in Barcelona.  I’m sure you’ve read many of the details of the press event from the SolidWorks Blog Squad.  The biggest news stateside was the release of SolidWorks 2009 SP0.  Now that the software is officially released, all customers can implement SolidWorks 2009 with full support from SolidWorks and its Resellers.  You can download it now at the Customer Portal.  I haven’t heard anything official yet, but I assume that the SolidWorks 2009 DVDs will be shipping soon.  For full company wide implementation, I still recommend that you wait for your DVDs to arrive.  I’ll post my annual implementation recommendations as soon as the DVDs start to arrive.

I just got SolidWorks 2009 installed tonight and the Installation Manager worked perfectly for me.  I’m still using SolidWorks 2008 where I work, but we will be looking to upgrade to 2009 as soon as we finish our current projects.

Stay tuned…more SolidWorks 2009 posts coming soon!

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  • Ricky,

    Last week in Barcelona I asked both Mark Schnieder, and Feilder Hiss about the whole DVD install Vs download install. They both pretty much said that for the past few years the file that gets downloaded, is the same exact files that placed on the DVD. I was wondering if you had different information, or experiances?

  • I'll be on vacation and will most likely not be responding to e-mails
    again until Monday September 22nd.

    Best Regards,

    Ricky Jordan

    Ricky Jordan
    Certified SolidWorks Professional

  • Mike

    I found you a good speed racer model and some other cool stuff too.

  • Thanks for posting this Mike.

    Mike Wilson's site is legendary in the SolidWorks Community. His speed racer car is still one of the coolest SolidWorks models I have ever seen despite the fact it was modeled SEVERAL years ago.

    When I get time to finish up the Mach 4 Racer I can tell you for sure it won't have the detail that Mike Wilson's model does. I simply don't have the time to get it there. This post was a great reminder for me to add a link to Mike's site in my Web Links section. Thanks again for bringing it up!


  • Hi Rick,

    One question: Does SolidWorks Simulation Premium totally replace CosmosWorks? as since after version 2006, I never heard anymore about CosmosWorks latest release?


  • Rudi,

    The COSMOS name has been discontinued altogether in favor of Simulation. The What's New document has a chart that shows the 2008 product names and the new 2009 product names. For your convenience I have provided a link to the chart below:

    Simulation (Formally COSMOSWorks) has undergone some major enhancements to the User Interface. If 2006 is your current version then you will notice quite a few changes.

    If you are on subscription you can log into the Customer Portal and download the What's New in SolidWorks 2009 document. I highly encourage you to check it out.

    Best Regards,


  • Sergio

    How can I open files of SW 08 with SW 06?? I've tried downloading SW viewer 09 and e-drawings 09 and still failing, what's wrong??

  • Sergio,

    You will have to write out the SolidWorks 2008 files to a neutral format (IGES, STEP, Parasolid, etc.) and then import it back into SolidWorks 2006. Unfortunately you will lose all your feature history. Also beware of the version you use if you write a Parasolid file from 2008 for use in 2006. You will want to set the parasolid version in the export settings back several versions so that you are sure SolidWorks 2006 can read it.

    Hope this helps.


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  • I need a few product names and tell me before tomorrow? I need to turn it in by tomorrow. Thanks!