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

Get to Know DriveWorksXpress

Quickly generate new versions of your SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies, and drawings with the free tool you already have inside SOLIDWORKS. Activate your free license of DriveWorksXpress in the SOLIDWORKS® tools menu.

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® 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.

DriveWorksXpress Features

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


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

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