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Why DriveWorksXpress?

Quickly generate new versions of your SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies and drawings

One Time Setup

One Time Setup

Set up once and run again and again. No need for complex macros, design tables or configurations.

Save Time & Innovate More

Save Time & Innovate More

Automate repetitive SOLIDWORKS® tasks and free up time to focus on product innovation and development.

Eliminate Errors

Eliminate Errors

DriveWorksXpress uses rules to eliminate errors and expensive, time-consuming design changes.

Activate DriveWorksXpress in the SOLIDWORKS® tools menu

DriveWorksXpress Features

SOLIDWORKS® automation without complex macros, design tables or configurations

Automate SOLIDWORKS

Automate SOLIDWORKS

Capture and control the parameters you manually change in your SOLIDWORKS models and assemblies in DriveWorksXpress.

  • Control dimensions, features, custom properties and switch configurations
  • Update drawings by associating them with driven models
  • Add and update captured parameters easily

Input Forms

Create input forms to enter product requirements. Add validation to controls to ensure inputs are always suitable.

  • Show requirements and add validation to inputs
  • Add text boxes, numeric text boxes, drop-down lists, spin buttons and check boxes
  • Set default values and order of controls on input form
Input Forms
Rules Builder

Rules Builder

Build rules to link input controls with captured parameters using the intelligent DriveWorks Rules Builder.

  • Define your design knowledge using mathematical formulas and logical statements
  • Use standard Excel functions
  • Use intelligent file naming to build a library of components

Activate DriveWorksXpress

Free entry level design automation included in every seat of SOLIDWORKS®

DriveWorksXpress being opened from the SOLIDWORKS tools menu
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Open DriveWorksXpress

Open DriveWorksXpress from the Tools menu in SOLIDWORKS, click the link and go to your MySolidWorks Account.

DriveWorksXpress being activated for free in MySolidWorks using activation code
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Get Your Activation Code

Activate DriveWorksXpress in your MySolidWorks Account, copy the code and paste it into the DriveWorksXpress product code box.

DriveWorksXpress being used to automate SOLIDWORKS for free
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Automate SOLIDWORKS

Setup DriveWorksXpress once and use your forms over and over again to configure new variations.

Training & Resources

We're committed to your success and believe in helping others to help themselves. We continuously update our help files and create webinars and how-to videos.

Webinars

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 form 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.

Become a Certified DriveWorksXpress Associate (CDWXA)

Take our free training and certification to becoma a Certified DriveWorksXpress Associate (CDWXA). Improve your SOLIDWORKS skills, work smarter and make your engineering résumé stand out from the crowd.

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