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Activate to Automate with DriveWorksXpress Inside SOLIDWORKS

Design Automation for SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS速 automation without complex macros, design tables or configurations

DriveWorksXpress is the time-saving Design Automation tool, free inside every licence of SOLIDWORKS.

It’s ideal for configuring designs that are the Same but Different.

Configuring and automating your designs withDriveWorksXpressis easy:

  • Set up your project to capture your design knowledge.
  • Fill out your input form.
  • Create new SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD parts, assemblies and drawings automatically.
  • Fill out your form to configure, again and again, re-using your valuable design knowledge.

As DriveWorksXpress is based on your rules, youllsave time, reduce repetitive tasks and minimize errors and costly mistakes.

How to Activate DriveWorksXpress in SOLIDWORKS

To activate DriveWorksXpress inside SOLIDWORKS and start automating your designs, follow these quick and easy steps:

Step 1


Step 2

Go to Tools, Xpress Products, DriveWorksXpress

Step 3

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

Step 4

Copy the DriveWorksXpress activation code.

Step 5

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

Step 6

Start automating!

Training & Resources

Learn more about DriveWorksXpress with these free online resources:


Join our DriveWorksXpress Getting Started Webinar to learn the first steps to automating with DriveWorksXpress.

Help File

You’ll find the DriveWorksXpress help file by pressing F1 or the help icon from inside SOLIDWORKS.

How to Videos

Watch video clips to learn how to capture parameters in your SOLIDWORKS model, create an input from and build rules to generate new variations.

Sample Projects

Download and learn from DriveWorksXpress sample projects. Each one is set up and ready to run inside SOLIDWORKS.

Activate DriveWorksXpress in the SOLIDWORKS速 tools menu