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Activate to Automate with DriveWorksXpress

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 with DriveWorksXpress is 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.
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How to Activate DriveWorksXpress in SOLIDWORKS

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

Step 1


A screenshot of the SOLIDWORKS dashboard.

Step 2

Go to Tools, Xpress Products, DriveWorksXpress.

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

Step 3

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

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

Step 4

Copy the DriveWorksXpress activation code.

A screenshot of the DriveWorksXpress activation code page.

Step 5

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

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

Step 6

Start automating!

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

DriveWorksXpress Tutorials, Sample Projects and More!

There are many more learning resources and training materials online. The best thing is, you can access them 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 how to capture parameters in your SOLIDWORKS Model, create an input form and build rules to generate new variations.

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Training Tutorials

Learn how to use DriveWorksXpress by following these tutorials. There are a selection of tutorials showing different models, providing inspiration for how automating your own designs in SOLIDWORKS.