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Activate Free Design Automation in SOLIDWORKS with DriveWorksXpress

SOLIDWORKS速 automation without complex macros, design tables or configurations

DriveWorksXpress is the time-saving design automation tool, free inside every licence of SOLIDWORKS速.Its ideal for configuring designs that are the same but different.

With DriveWorksXpress you can quickly and easilygenerate new versions of your SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies and drawings:

  • Simple One-time Setup Configure once and repeat effortlessly. No need for intricate macros, design tables, or configurations.
  • Boost Productivity Automate repetitive SOLIDWORKS tasks, unlocking time for product innovation and design.
  • Error-Free Design Eliminate costly errors and time-consuming design revisions with DriveWorksXpress rules-based approach.

6 Easy Steps To Activate DriveWorksXpress Inside SOLIDWORKS

A screenshot of the SOLIDWORKS dashboard.

Step 1


A screenshot of inside SOLIDWORKS, showing to click 'Xpress Products' and to select DriveWorks from a dropdown box.

Step 2

Go to Tools, Xpress Products, DriveWorksXpress.

As screenshot of the inside of SOLIDWORKS, with a box that shows the link to press to get your DriveWorksXpress activation code.

Step 3

Click on the link for to get your free activation code for DriveWorksXpress.

A screenshot of the DriveWorksXpress activation code page.

Step 4

Copy the DriveWorksXpress activation code.

A screenshot of the box that the product activation code should be entered into.

Step 5

Go back to SOLIDWORKS, paste the activation code in to the product code box and press OK.

A screenshot of the inside of SOLIDWORKS now that DriveWorksXpress has been activated and ready to use.

Step 6

Start automating!

DriveWorksXpress Tutorials, Sample Projects and More!

There are many DriveWorksXpress learning resources and training materials online.

You can access them for free, from anywhere.

A screenshot of one of the DriveWorksXpress sample projects.

Sample Projects

Download DriveWorksXpress Sample Projects. Each one is set up and ready to run inside SOLIDWORKS.

Open and explore the project to learn how the rules have been set up.

Several How-To DriveWorksXpress videos.

How to Videos

Watch our DriveWorksXpress How to Video clips to learn at your own pace.

See how to capture parameters in your SOLIDWORKS Model, create an input form and build rules to generate new variations.

A screenshot of one of the DriveWorks training tutorials.

Training Tutorials

Learn how to use DriveWorksXpress by following these tutorials.

There is a selection of tutorials showing different models, providing inspiration for how to automate your own designs in SOLIDWORKS.

Add to Your DriveWorks Knowledge and Get Certified

Demonstrate your DriveWorks knowledge and skills by completing the DriveWorksXpress Certification.

The Certified DriveWorksXpress Associate (CDWXA) is the first level of DriveWorks Certification. The DriveWorksXpress Training and Certification is a free certification for all engineering and design professionals who have access to SOLIDWORKS速.

DriveWorksXpress Getting Started Webinar 7th May 10am or 4pm BST

The DriveWorksXpress Getting Started Webinar is a step by step guide taking you through the first steps to automating with DriveWorksXpress.

In this free, 30-minute webinar you will learn how to set up a DriveWorksXpress project from start to finish.

Learn how to:

  • Capture Models
  • Design Forms
  • Create Rules
  • Run Projects