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DriveWorksXpress

Entry-level design automation included for free in every seat of SOLIDWORKS速



Why DriveWorksXpress?

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

One Time Setup

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

Save Time & Innovate More

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

Eliminate Errors

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


Activate DriveWorksXpress in the SOLIDWORKS速 tools menu

DriveWorksXpress Features

Free SOLIDWORKS速 automation without complex macros, design tables or configurations

Automate SOLIDWORKS速

Capture and control the parameters you manually change in your SOLIDWORKS速 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

Learn about DriveWorks SOLIDWORKS速 automation technology

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

Learn about DriveWorks form technology

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

Learn about DriveWorks rules technology


Request a free Little Book of Rules

Activate DriveWorksXpress

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

1

Open DriveWorksXpress

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

2

Get Your Activation Code

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

3

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.

DriveWorks Learning Portal

The DriveWorks Learning Portal offers a whole host of DriveWorks training courses and resources for you to access at any time. Create an account to start learning.

Help File

Youll 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 ready to run inside SOLIDWORKS.

Little Book of Rules

Packed with examples of the rules used to automate designs with DriveWorks and a guide to the syntax you can use. Buy the Little Book of Rules here or tell us what you have achieved with DriveWorks and well send you one for free!


Become a Certified DriveWorksXpress Associate (CDWXA)

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

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