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 […]

Design Automation with DriveWorks for SolidWorks – Rule Spotlight – The IF Statement

DriveWorks is the design automation tool for companies that engineer to order. Using DriveWorks we can create infinite variations of your product in a fraction of the time done manually. DriveWorks does this though it's easy to learn rules engine. What is a rule? A rule is a formula used to control the value of the item to which it is attached, e.g. a dimension of a feature, or the name of a drawing. Today we will showcase a particular rule we can use to drive our models. Rule Spotlight – The IF Statement The IF statement is one of the most frequently used rules in DriveWorks. It allows us […]

DriveWorks World June 2012

DriveWorks, the premiere design automation tool for SolidWorks, has just wrapped up their summer conference held near their headquarters in Cheshire, England. The week long event started off with certification in both the solo and pro editions of the software. The entire DriveWorks' team was on hand to answer questions and show even veteran users new ways of bringing their ideas to life. Once the certifications were complete, the users were treated to breakout sessions covering the advanced features found in the pro edition. Topics included: Modeling techniques; Advanced Form Controls; Using Specification Flow; 3D Works; Modifing web themes; introduction to DriveWorks API. The days were packed with loads of […]

No one wants to buy PLM…Part 7 of an infinite series

  I am a PLM sales person…and the title of this blog entry may imply that I am whining about my job. While I am not immune to the occasional emotional episode / mild tantrum, the title of this blog entry has a purpose. I assure you that this purpose has nothing to do with my emotional state. Companies that contact InFlow are generally not looking to buy a PLM solution. Rather, they are looking to solve complex issues in their organization. Often times, the connection between the issue and the definition of PLM is somewhat cloudy. Therefore, my goal in this series is to discuss some of these challenges […]

No one wants to buy PLM…Part 5 of an infinite series

I am a PLM sales person…and the title of this blog entry may imply that I am whining about my job. While I am not immune to the occasional emotional episode / mild tantrum, the title of this blog entry has a purpose. I assure you that this purpose has nothing to do with my emotional state. Companies that contact InFlow are generally not looking to buy a PLM solution. Rather, they are looking to solve complex issues in their organization. Often times, the connection between the issue and the definition of PLM is somewhat cloudy. Therefore, my goal in this series is to discuss some of these challenges that […]

Impressions of DriveWorks 6.0

After installing and upgrading to DriveWorks 6.0, I was very impressed by many of the new enhancements.  The user interface has been drastically improved,  it’s much more user friendly and easier to navigate.  Normal windows operations such as undo and redo are available and you can now copy and paste controls from form to form.  I was pleased to see that you can now rename form controls and DriveWorks will automatically fix references to that control in rules and other places it would be used within DriveWorks Administrator.  The new quick picks for opening Groups and Projects make it much easier to begin modifying your applications right where you left […]