DRIVEWORKS 15 SP1 NOW AVAILABLE

We are pleased to announce the official release of DriveWorks 15 sp1! This release comes with many new updates and enhancements such as; Pack and Go will now copy specifications reports and re-reference included specifications! Better performance with high resolution (4K) monitors! Better control of in-context references! Updating group tables using an array are done in real time! Enhanced DriveWorks Pro Server connectivity handling! and many more! Customers with a current description can download the software and view all of the release notes at https://hub.driveworks.co.uk/software/driveworks-pro/ or https://hub.driveworks.co.uk/software/driveworks-solo/. For information about the installation and upgrade process check out the help documents at http://docs.driveworkspro.com/Topic/Installation and http://help.driveworkssolo.com/Topic/Installation. If you have any questions, please […]

Computer Aided Technology 2017 Product Development Forum

It’s that time of year again! Computer Aided Technology, InFlow Technology and MCAD will be hosting our annual Product Development Forum and this time we will also be celebrating our 25th anniversary! During our forums we will have raffles and prizes, live Stratasys 3D printing and Creaform 3D Scanning demonstrations, model mania contests and “Ask an Expert” sessions. Our presentations will be covering a wide range of topics including: 30 Things You Definitely Missed In SOLIDWORKS Essentials Training Gain some insight into the glossed over, rarely hit, or just plain missing essentials. With the amount of material covered in the essentials class, there is no way to possibly cover it […]

DriveWorks Pro 15 What’s New: Copy Group and Pack and Go

For those who missed it, DriveWorks 14 had a little hidden gem for copying out your DriveWorks groups or projects. They were only a Beta version in the 14 release but have officially been implemented in DriveWorks 15! These tools can be found in the DriveWorks Data Management 15 application under the “DriveWorks Tasks” section after logging into the group. Copy Group The copy group functionality allows a user to copy out all of the group and project information from any existing group. It will copy things like Security Data, Tables, Projects, Captured and Released models and much more. The information can be imported into an existing group or be […]

DriveWorks 15 Now Available

We are proud to announce that DriveWorks 15 Pro and Solo are now officially available to download from the DriveWorks website. If you are not registered on the site already, let your reseller know and they should be able to send the new installation files over. Each reseller should have a copy of their customers new DriveWorks 15 license codes, so make sure that you request those as well! Below are some of the new features and frequently asked questions provided by the DriveWorks team relating to the new release: We have singled out a few of the enhancements / new features below: • Getting Started – Enhanced Installer and […]

DriveWorks Pro 15 What’s New: Installation Wizard

Fresh back from DriveWorks World 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia, we are excited to have a lot of new information to share with everyone regarding what is new inside of DriveWorks 15, along with some other really helpful tips and tricks. The team at DriveWorks did an absolutely fantastic job with this event and everyone who was able to attend was able to come home not only with more knowledge, but some experiences to go along with it! Click on the video below to see a recap video of day 1 at DriveWorks World 2017 and then continue on to see the first of many new features! I think that the […]

DriveWorks Pro 14 What’s New Highlight – Model Insight

What Does It Do? The new Model Insight feature in DriveWorks Pro 14 allows you to view each step required to generate your SOLIDWORKS files, pausing and moving forward at your command to allow precise review of your project. Why Is It Important? The ability to step into your model generation to see exactly how your parts, assemblies and drawings are going to be generated by DriveWorks based on your settings and configuration is a huge step forward in testing your projects. One of the largest issues with any application or program is methodological transparency to the individuals using it. Under most circumstances, we are forced to guestimate the “black […]

DriveWorks World 2017 – Atlanta, GA

  Driveworks has officially announced the chosen location for DriveWorks World 2017 – Atlanta, Georgia! The fun and festivities will be taking place in Atlanta, GA from Monday, March 6th until Friday, March 10th 2017 at the Twelve Atlantic Station Hotel. This year DriveWorks is offering two tracks for attendees to choose from. For those new to the product, they are offering Track 1 which will include DriveWorks training and DriveWorks Pro Professional Certification. For those already certified, Track 2 will offer training on more advanced concepts and additional modules that may not typically be used. To register, visit www.driveworksworld.com. Their site will offer discounted rates at the Twelve Atlantic […]

Enterprise PDM/SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional: Upgrade Test Licensing

Enterprise PDM, soon to be known as PDM Professional, has undergone some changes in terms of licensing in 2015 and later. No longer will a new license file be needed to upgrade from one major release to another. Instead, PDM will be utilizing the same type of SolidNetworkLicense Manager as SOLIDWORKS has been using for years. This allows all of the PDM license to be updated and activated online using the serial numbers that you can access from the SOLIDWORKS customer portal. However, this may pose as an issue if you are looking to set up a new test environment for upgrading. If you are setting up a brand new […]

Enterprise PDM: Unexpected Incorrect User Password

There have been some recent instances where a user may attempt to log into Enterprise PDM, only to see a SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Login error claiming that “The entered user name or password is incorrect”. This may happen even though the user has logged into Windows using the exact same credentials, no passwords were recently changed and IT has not made any changes to the server. This can be caused by inconsistencies between the cached user information on the local servers and network location. There a few options that can be taken to gain access to the vault again: The user could simply reset their Windows password, reboot their machine […]

Enterprise PDM 2015 Shortcut Creates Incomplete Folder Paths – SPR 877773

For any Enterprise PDM users that utilize a custom shortcut to access folders inside of Enterprise PDM, you will be experiencing some improper behavior when upgrading to Enterprise PDM 2015. After accessing Enterprise PDM 2015 through the custom shortcut, the file path will actually be incomplete and characters will have been removed. Typically it is the first two characters of each folder name. This issue is addressed in SPR 877773, so please contact your local reseller and ask them to add you to this SPR so that you may be contacted once they have completed a fix for this issue. Until then, the only workaround is to either delete the […]