Solidworks Download for 2019?

Has anyone found a way to download Solidworks for 2019? We use Inventor but given that FRC is now sponsored by Solidworks, we seem to be having issues opening certain files. There is no code listed in the Virtual Kit of Parts. That link takes you to a “sponsorship” page.

You have to fill out the form each year, then they send you a single license key for your entire team. It is a bit more involved process than Inventor.

how long do they take to process this?

usually a couple of business days.

Also, I believe the new version of Solidworks is made available to teams starting in June every year. Also, you might be able to use a trial version until you get your license keys. I’m guessing if you run the installation manager again, and put in your license keys, it will just activate (that’s my assumption).