Create Custom Dashboards with DriveWorks Professional

Different jobs typically require different tools. You wouldn’t try to put a nail in a roof with a screwdriver. Similarly, you probably wouldn’t try to install a stained-glass window with a hammer. When people think about getting an engineering tool to be used outside of just engineering, they think the same idea applies. “How can one tool do it all?” With custom user interfaces and custom dashboards in DriveWorks Professional, we can show users only what is applicable to them. […]

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12 Days of InFlow – Group Projects Together in DriveWorks

It’s the final day of the 12 Days of InFlow. I wanted to start off by saying Happy Holidays from the entire InFlow team. We hope you have had the chance the unwind and unplug and spend some quality time with those you care about. We’ve been busy all season and things are far from done for the year. But one group that is done for the year are Santa and his elves. Today, we’ll look at our final installment […]

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12 Days of InFlow – DriveWorks Responsive Forms

I can’t believe we’re already to day 6 in our countdown. We’ve had some great content so far, and if you missed any of it, be sure to check them out! Since I’m back, that must mean I’m going to tell you another story of how the elves use DriveWorks to automate the creation of all things Christmas. I have a fun one for you today. They wanted me to tell you all about how they use responsive forms so […]

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12 Days of InFlow – Custom Dashboards

Santa can get pretty disgruntled when he has to deal with all the complaints and requests from Elves and parents. If you don’t believe me, just listen to Weird Al’s song, “The Night Santa Went Crazy”. He has to capture the requests, turn them into change orders, and then notify the workshop about every important design change. The simple task of tracking the incoming Elf Change Requests can become a nightmare, all year long. We don’t want a disgruntled Santa, […]

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12 Days of InFlow – DriveWorks Tables

Can you imagine making toys for every boy and girl in the world? Think about all of the toys out there that are pretty much the same but are just a little bit different. The designs are similar, and we want similar results from the design team. When we talked with the elven design team, they presented these challenges to us and I knew the tool for them: DriveWorks. I’ve talked at length in other posts about how much I […]

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12 Days of InFlow

It’s officially the holiday season and we’re pretty excited over at InFlow Technology! Holiday parties are happening, people are getting ready for end-of-the-year family trips, and everyone is in the holiday spirit. But just because we’re all ready to celebrate, doesn’t mean we can’t take some time to share some of our favorite tips, tricks, and features of the products we support. Over the next 12 days, the presales team will be posting a series of blogs. We will be […]

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Turkey, Stuffing, and… SOLIDWORKS PDM?

It’s Thanksgiving in the United States and I’m excited to sit down, watch the parade and some football, and eat my fill of delicious, home-cooked food. While everyone is off with their families and friends, I thought today would be a great time to write about 5 features in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional that I’m thankful for. Each of these features covers a key need in the SOLIDWORKS community and each of them needs to be spotlighted. So, without further ado, […]

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DriveWorks Integration with Other Systems

I love talking about and writing about DriveWorks. I love the flexibility and the power of the product to reduce time spent doing repetitive modeling and drawing. I’ve seen customers save hours, even days by using DriveWorks to automate their processes and I want this news to spread around the world. These processes that are being automated can be anything from creating models and drawings, to sending out auto-generated quotes via an email to customers. One topic that doesn’t get […]

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Serial Number Flexibility with PDMSave

The Problem Serial numbers are a very useful tool in PDM. They allow me to sequentially number my parts as I create them, making it easier to keep track of them and ensure they have been numbered correctly. However, I can run into problems if I have multiple projects on my plate. If I want to use different SOLIDWORKS PDM serial numbers to name everything, I run out of options. This is because I can only use one serial number […]

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Smarter PDM Data Cards with PigeonHole 1900

I’m always looking for ways that make my job easier. Whether that is through design automation, with something like DriveWorks, or using PDM to track my revisions for me, I’m all about making things easier on myself. One tool that I can’t believe we don’t talk more about is PigeonHole. How many times have I gone through and tried to create a “smart data card”? How many times have I wanted to make my data cards filter my future selections […]

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