SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP 3.0 EV (Early Visibility) is available for download


SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP 3.0 EV is available for download

This service pack is now available to Subscription Service customers. To download, click here or log into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal at and click Download Software and Updates to get access to the update.

One of the major change is the comeback of Classic theme where some of the icons have been given their classic look. You can set that under Tools > Options > Color

SW2016 Classic Theme

SW2016 Classic Theme Settings

The Delete Icon is back to red color.

Delete in Red

You would also notice the changes in the feature tree icons.

FeatureTree Icon 2016

Please check this post to get more details or to give any inputs/comments for the upcoming changes: Update on the SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP03 UI changes

Make sure you’re registered for Early Visibility Program* to get access and notified for early visibility releases.

For registering for Early Visibility Program, log into your SOLIDWORKS Portal account, go to my profile and select the option “Notify me for EV (Early Visibility) access” under My Preferences.

*P.S: Login required for access. Full access requires an active Subscription Service contract.


– Performance reporting is turned on for EV releases.
– Report critical problems to SOLIDWORKS Technical Support at
– The full version is scheduled 3-4 weeks after the EV version and is subject to change without notice.

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