Hi I have to package solidworks 2013 sp3 , in silent installation many features are not getting installed, bcoz of this 2 shortcuts and many files are not getting installed in solidworks Data folder..

please let me know if any one has packaged this application by creating MST ,,, or any idea would be appericiated



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Have you installed the pre-reqs?

Have a look here for the a list

But best to find your clean machine and just manually install it so you can find what the pre-reqs are yourself - just to confirm.


If the SP3 is a MSP. You can either merge it with the install to make a administrative install OR just install Solidworks, then apply the SP3 afterwards.

If you have a poke around the link, you will find other info in regards to installing Solidworks.


Good luck!

Answered 06/18/2013 by: rileyz
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If you want to install a msi then you can create a mst over it and in Feature table you can add ore remove Features from installation.

If you want to perform a full installation then you have to set the Level to "1" for all Features and Attribute to "0".

Answered 06/18/2013 by: terebent
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  • @ rileyz..
    yes i have installed all the per-requites, like Dot Net 3.5, and 4.0, and VC++ distributable and office web component. but still facing the same issue ,

    @ terebent: i have already created MST for the Msi and the feature which are not getting installed are present in the Feature table, And tried by changing the INSTALLLEVEL property from 100 to 200 in the property table of the msi, Bcoz some child features install level is 200, but still no lucky. so trying to create an Admin image ..

    Thanks fro your suggestions guys.
  • This is the command we use to create the MST and bar the odd bit of tweaking from year to year, we've never had any issues. Stating the obvious but this is specific to our needs and you could maybe modify to your own needs. Copy the main solidworks.msi and swcreate.exe to a folder on your c drive and run the following. then copy the mst up to your network share.

    SWCreateMST.exe c:\solidworks.msi INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files\SolidWorks" TOOLBOXFOLDER="C:\Program Files\SolidWorks\SolidWorks Data" OFFICEOPTION=2 ENABLEPERFORMANCE=0 UPGRADESWINSTALL=0 SOLIDWORKSSERIALNUMBER=xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx SERVERLIST=25734@servername ADDLOCAL=all
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