SOLIDWORKS Free Xpress Utilities-Part 2-DFMXpress

Xpress tools are lightweight versions of the larger tool. This part of the series will breakdown DFMXpress, to explain what it is capable of and what the limitations are.


DFMXpress validates design for manufacturability for parts.


DFMXpress allows you to perform the following functions:


For DFMPro information go to:

Getting Started:

Launch DFMXpress from the Tool pull down menu. The program will launch in your task pane on the right hand side of your SolidWorks graphics area.


Go to Settings to choose the operations to check.


SolidWorks             SolidWorks

SolidWorks             SolidWorks

For additional information on the settings please click the Help button on the DFMXpress menu.

If you are interested in additional information regarding the capabilities of DFMXpress or other SOLIDWORKS products, please see the DFMPro Website or contact CATI and our sales and support team will be happy to assist you.

DFMXpress is just one of the free design utilities available in SOLIDWORKS, so please check back as our tech team continues to uncover all of the free utilities available to you.

We hope this series has given you an insight to how to access the free Xpress tools in SOLIDWORKS.  Please check back to the CATI Blog as the Dedicated Support Team will continue posting new series of articles every month that go further into the details of many of the SOLIDWORKS tools. All of these articles will be stored in the category of Daily Dose…..of SOLIDWORKS Support and links to each article with their release date are listed below:

John Van Engen
CATI Senior Technical Analyst

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