How to activate SOLIDWORKS Xpress Products

All SOLIDWORKS CAD licenses come with some fantastic lightweight Simulation tools called SimulationXpress and FloXpress.

These are cut down version of the bigger packages. While included with every desktop CAD License, they need to be activated before they’ll be accessible.

Step 1

Launch a SOLIDWORKS session and navigate to the Tools tab.

Hover over the Xpress Products menu and select the tool you wish to launch from the right hand fly out. You will also see DFMXpress & DriveWorksXpress, which can be activated in the same manner. In the example below we’ve slected SimulationXpress.

SOLIDWORKS Xpress

Step 2

The first time you launch the add in, you’ll be presented with a pop-up window, where you can enter the Xpress Activation Code.

Click the.My.solidworks.com/xpress link.

SOLIDWORKS Xpress activation

Step 3

You will be navigated to the My.SolidWorks portal where, once logged in, you will be presented with a window to enter your SOLIDWORKS License information.

Input your information and hit Get My Code

SOLIDWORKS Xpress Tools - activation

Step 4

Your Xpress serial code will be shown to you in the next window.

Copy the code into the Activation Window and the Xpress feature you’ve selected will now be available.

SOLIDWORKS Xpress Tools - activation

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