How To Enable Xpress Products in SOLIDWORKS

Article by Andrew Lidstone, CSWE updated April 14, 2015


To enable SOLIDWORKS Xpress Products (SimulationXpress, FloXpress, DFMXpress, SustainabilityXpress, and DriveWorksXpress) in 2015 and newer releases, you will need to obtain a Product Code from the MySolidWorks website.

PLEASE NOTE:  The product codes are linked to your SOLIDWORKS Serial Number, so each user will need to perform the steps below for their own system.

Step 1:  First, you will need to have a SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal account created.  If  you haven’t already set up a SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal account, here is the process.

Your SOLIDWORKS serial number can be found by going to Help > About SOLIDWORKS.

Step 1

Step 1 – SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal

Step 2:  Launch the Xpress tool, in this example we will try to launch DriveWorksXpress.  In SOLIDWORKS go to Tools > Xpress Products > DriveWorksXpress

SOLIDWORKS Xpress Products

Step 2 – Access an Xpress Product

Step 3:  In the window that comes up click on the link for

Step 3

Step 3 – Access MySolidWorks

Step 4:  Log into the MySolidWorks website.

Step 4

Step 4 – Log into MySolidWorks

Step 5:  The activation code (Product Code) that is linked to your SOLIDWORKS serial number will display.

Step 5

Step 5 – Copy the Xpress Product Code

Step 6:  Copy and paste the Product Code into the window in SOLIDWORKS and click OK.

Step 6

Step 6 – Copy & Paste the Product Code into SOLIDWORKS

After this you should have full access to your chosen SOLIDWORKS Xpress products.

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Andrew Lidstone, CSWE

Andrew is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office.