When I installed SW, it also installed MS Visual Studio, MS C++, MS SQL Server (see below). Does SolidWorks need these software(s) to run, or can I uninstall them?

 

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Last comment By: Brian Austin   Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:58:21 GMT
Re: Do I need all of the extra software that was installed with SolidWorks?

Most likely need All C++.

 

SQL maybe for PDM, not sure.

Don't know if Drive Work or Config use any of those.

Same for ODBC.

 

Visual Studio probably needed if you plan to write add-in.

Don't know if macro use it.

 

You could remove/uninstall them one at a time and test SW to see if everything still works.

 

Reinstall SW if something went wrong.

By: Frederick Law  Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:30:16 GMT
Re: Do I need all of the extra software that was installed with SolidWorks?

SQL server is for pdm standard

visual studio tools for apps is to allow you to write/record macros in .net languages (as opposed to vba)

I think most of the other stuff is to support the visual studio tools for apps

By: jason van clark  Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:35:13 GMT
Re: Do I need all of the extra software that was installed with SolidWorks?

Are you sure SOLIDWORKS installed all of that?

 

C++, .NET, and VSTA and Microsoft redistrutables. They are necessary for many programs to run.

 

SQL is required for PDM Standard (SQL Express), Electrical (SQL Express or Standard), and PDM Professional (SQL Standard).

 

However... all those SQL apps you are showing are not installed through a straight install of SOLIDWORKS. SQL Standard is installed through a different mechanism than SOLIDWORKS installation manager.

 

I would be a bit careful of removing them because some other application may be utilizing those databases.

By: Nadia Shea  Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:48:47 GMT
Re: Do I need all of the extra software that was installed with SolidWorks?

..yeah, those look like what is usually installed (per Windows version and add-on's)?

By: Paul Salvador  Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:19:09 GMT
Re: Do I need all of the extra software that was installed with SolidWorks?

Thank you all for your replies.

 

Yes, they were all installed with SolidWorks.

 

Brian

By: Brian Austin  Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:58:21 GMT
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