Everything You Need to Know: DriveWorks Professional

We’ve reached the final post in our Everything You Need to Know: DriveWorks series. This week, we’re tackling the final edition, DriveWorks Professional. Using this tool, you have more flexibility than ever before. Now, you can connect to external databases, such as SQL or Access. Additionally, you can share your work with other people, both inside and outside of your company. DriveWorks Professional builds on what you had with Xpress and Solo, taking your design automation to the next level. […]

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Everything You Need to Know: DriveWorks Solo

Last week, we posted the first part of this series, Everything You Need to Know: DriveWorksXpress. This week, we’re tackling part two of the series, Everything You Need to Know: DriveWorks Solo. DriveWorks Solo is the second level of DriveWorks licensing. The tool builds on the functionality of DriveWorksXpress by enhancing your drawing control, expanding your rules portfolio with tables, and so much more. Like DriveWorksXpress, you access DriveWorks Solo from SOLIDWORKS. What Is DriveWorks Solo? DriveWorks Solo is design […]

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Everything You Need To Know: DriveWorksXpress

Last week, I wrote an article about how you can save money using PDM Standard – a free tool. This week, I’m going to cover another great (and free) tool that is part of any SOLIDWORKS license. DriveWorksXpress is a free, design automation software that can speed up your design process. Whether you’re creating a simple, five feature model or a complex assembly, DriveWorksXpress can benefit virtually anybody. For a simple model, you can quickly automate your designs and get […]

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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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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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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 – 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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