Integration Theme – Embed DriveWorks On Your Website

Where would we be without the Internet? No seriously, I can’t imagine what it’s like to not have it because I’ve grown up in this Internet age. It’s easy to take it for granted and not think about life without it. So when I go onto a site like Nike and configure my new running shoes, that’s all I’ve ever known. Putting aside how much I love my new shoes, there’s a lot of power in being able to give […]

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New Podcast from InFlow – InPOD

I don’t know about all of you, but I spend a lot of time listening to podcasts. I’m a big sports fan, so a lot of what I listen to is about my favorite teams. I was also introduced to a history podcast that I’m a little surprised at how much I like it. One thing every podcast I listen to does for me is that it teaches me something. Now does information about my favorite football team impact me […]

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What’s New in DriveWorks 18

This week is Digital DriveWorks World. Everyone knows what that means – DriveWorks 18 is officially released for download on the DriveWorks Community! I’ve gone through the release notes and I’ve played with some of the new features. On Tuesday, Glen Smith (CEO of DriveWorks) presented his What’s New presentation. Today, I’m going to give you some of my highlights of What’s New in DriveWorks 18, as well as what I am most excited to start rolling out to our […]

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A Day In The Life – PDM Administrator

My primary job at InFlow Technology is to discuss our offerings with customers and to help them find the best solution. One of the primary products I deal with on a daily basis is SOLIDWORKS PDM. Often, the discussion begins as a Q&A to discover what version of PDM best suits their needs. As we wind down the conversation, we discuss the topic of administrator training. I always encourage enrolling in a PDM Administrator class if you are going to […]

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CATI SOLIDWORKS Virtual Desktop Solution

Due to changes in work environments brought on by the COVID-19 virus, we have seen many businesses move engineers from office work to home.  For some businesses, this is not practical, as they use high-end engineering workstations in their office.  These workstations and their infrastructure are not portable, meaning the engineers are forced to work in the office or shut down engineering productivity.  Due to increased demand, CATI has created a monthly CATI SOLIDWORKS Virtual Desktop solution.  The purpose of […]

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Creating Master Models – Designing for Automation

Let’s talk about some modeling theory (shhhhh, don’t tell the CATI guys!). As frequent readers of my posts may know, I am an advocate of design automation and DriveWorks in particular. However, having good master modeling practices will benefit anybody, regardless of what automation method or software you may use. So, whether you use a fully vested option like DriveWorks or something completely out of the box like equations and custom properties, a good master model can go a long […]

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Update Version-Free Variables in SOLIDWORKS PDM

The tools that we have at InFlow Technology are second to none. I’ve done posts before about our PigeonHole and PDMSave tools. Additionally, we have great tools like Convert and our Productivity Pack. Now, I want to introduce you to a tool that has flown under-the-radar so far: our Version-Free Property Updater. With the Version-Free Property Updater, you can quickly and efficiently update a list of version-free variables within SOLIDWORKS PDM. How do we update those variables today? I’m glad […]

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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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