DriveWorks Pro

With DriveWorks Pro you can create a Custom Configurator that ANYONE can use. Use DriveWorks locally or on the web to configure custom designs quickly and easily.

It is ideal for ANY business involved in order-specific designs. DriveWorks will generate Manufacturing Drawings, 3D Models and Sales Documents accurately and automatically. Use DriveWorks to generate the outputs and documentation you need to manufacture and sell variations of your products quickly, accurately, and cost-effectively. Outputs can include 3D models, 2D drawings, eDrawings® files, DXFs, DWG files, as well as Microsoft® Word and Excel documents for quotations, bills of materials (BOMs), cutting lists, and much more.

Today's customers and markets demand ever increasing variation and customization. Most manufacturers wish they could reap the benefits of mass production where an initial investment in design and engineering can be exploited over time. DriveWorks Pro enables companies to capture design knowledge, rules and experience. This knowledge can be re-used in order to create new variant designs, quickly and cost effectively.

DriveWorks is the easy-to-use Design Automation choice for SOLIDWORKS. Are the products that you design the "same but different"?
If yes, then take a look at DriveWorks, the Easy-to-Use rules-based design automation choice for SOLIDWORKS. DriveWorks lets you automate your repetitive design engineering tasks.

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Why DriveWorks pro?

  • Powerful Rules-Based Design Automation
  • Reduction in Cost and Time Required for Custom Design
  • Important Aid to Quality Control
  • Fast Response to Customer Inquiries
  • Sales and Marketing Tool
  • Ability to integrate with SOLIDWORKS EPDM and other company systems

Key benefits:

  • Meet the increasing demand for custom products to gain a competitive edge.
  • Generate quotes in record time.
  • Reduce the cost of custom designs.
  • Show off your configurable products in 3D.

The easy to use configurator for desktop, mobile and tablet

The ability to configure, price and quote easily has become essential for manufacturing companies of all sizes, in all industries. Customized products are becoming the norm. Transform the way you do business by closing the gap between initial sales inquiry and manufactured product with DriveWorks CPQ for SOLIDWORKS.

Impress More. Sell More.

Impress your customers from the start with an easy to use configurator and quick, accurate quotes and responses. Respond quicker and better than your competitors and win more orders.

Better Quality. Better Reputation.

Providing Design Automation alongside CPQ, DriveWorks product configurators are based on rules, calculations and logic, improving the quality of outputs, reducing costly errors and strengthening your reputation.

Easy to Set Up. Easy to Use.

Build your DriveWorks configurator easily with no programming skills or consultants required. Empower your sales teams, distributors and customers to configure custom designs quickly and easily.

Any Device. Anywhere.

Break free from the constraints of conventional configurators. DriveWorks configurators look and work great on any device, allowing you and your customers to configure custom designs anywhere. Changes can be distributed instantly, so everybody sees accurate, up-to-date information at all times.

Immersive 3D

Let your customers see their custom products in impressive 3D and view the effects of their design changes immediately.

Compelling Documents

Automatically send eye catching branded documents that are personalized to each customer and order.

Simple Templates

Get started really quickly by customizing our Sales Configurator and Catalog templates with our intuitive Form Designer.

Seamless Links

An easy to use workflow provides seamless links between teams as well as company systems such as CRM, ERP and CAD.

Time Saving Automation

Reduce repetitive tasks by automating customer responses and repetitive engineering tasks.

Modular & Flexible

Additional modules can be added as and when you need them to create a product configurator that suits your needs.

DriveWorks Comparison Overview

Whether you are an engineer looking for a Design Automation solution or a company wanting to provide CPQ Product Configurators and Guided Selling for your own teams, distributors dealers and even customers, DriveWorks software is modular and scalable so you can set up and use the products to your advantage and at your own pace.

Supported Operating Systems and Browsers

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Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (DriveWorks Desktop Applications)
All of the above plus Windows Server (2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016) (DriveWorks Live Web application)
Google Chrome 8+, Mozilla Firefox 4+, Microsoft Edge 12+, Microsoft IE 11+, Safari 5.1+ (Configuring products in a Browser through DriveWorks Live)
  • DriveWorks Pro is made up of a number of Software Modules – Please check the DriveWorks Pro Data Sheet for specific functionality of each to meet your needs.
  • Preview Generation (On Demand) is available for DriveWorks Solo and Pro modules that run as an add-in to SOLIDWORKS and is not available in DriveWorks Pro Live.
  • The modules DriveWorks Pro user and DriveWorks Pro Live provide access for Users to enter data.
  • DriveWorks Pro Live provides seamless conversion of DriveWorks projects for web access.
  • DriveWorks Pro Autopilot is required for some features.
  • Multiple DriveWorks Pro Autopilots are required for some features.
  • DriveWorks Pro User is required for some features.

CAD – Controlling SOLIDWORKS 3D Models and 2D Drawings

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Drive Dimensions, Features and Custom Properties
Drive Color, Material and Textures
Drive Advanced Feature Properties (Hole Wizards, Sheet Metal, Weldments)
Drive Advanced Feature Properties
Drive Instances
Replace Components (with existing files or dynamically driven files)
Create additional model file formats (drive3D, STEP, STL, PDF, DXF, JPEG, etc.)
Full control over new model file names and locations
Control multiple model sets from a single project
Run SOLIDWORKS Model Macros
Generative design – create new features on the fly (configurations, insert components, mates, etc.)
Create a drawing for each part and assembly
Create multiple drawings for each part and assembly
Full control over new drawing file names and locations
Create additional drawing file formats (PDF, DXF, DWG, JPEG, etc.)
Control Drawing Sheets (Re-scale, Rename, Delete)
Control Drawing Views (Re-scale, Re-position, Delete)
Control Annotations (Dimension Text, Notes, Symbols, etc.)
Control Dimension positions
Control Custom Properties, Break Lines and Layers
Run SOLIDWORKS Drawing Macros
Run additional tasks on the fly (Auto Balloon, Arrange Dimensions, Rescale and Position Views, etc.)
  • DriveWorks Pro is made up of a number of Software Modules – Please check the DriveWorks Pro Data Sheet for specific functionality of each to meet your needs.
  • Preview Generation (On Demand) is available for DriveWorks Solo and Pro modules that run as an add-in to SOLIDWORKS and is not available in DriveWorks Pro Live.
  • The modules DriveWorks Pro user and DriveWorks Pro Live provide access for Users to enter data.
  • DriveWorks Pro Live provides seamless conversion of DriveWorks projects for web access.
  • DriveWorks Pro Autopilot is required for some features.
  • Multiple DriveWorks Pro Autopilots are required for some features.
  • DriveWorks Pro User is required for some features.

Document Creation

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Create documents (such as Sales Quotes, Purchase Orders, Bills of Materials, etc.)
Built in document templates
Fully customizable document creation (from Word, Excel, XML, etc.)
Send HTML emails with attachments
Create Additional File Formats (PDF, HTML, TXT, XML, etc.)
  • DriveWorks Pro is made up of a number of Software Modules – Please check the DriveWorks Pro Data Sheet for specific functionality of each to meet your needs.
  • Preview Generation (On Demand) is available for DriveWorks Solo and Pro modules that run as an add-in to SOLIDWORKS and is not available in DriveWorks Pro Live.
  • The modules DriveWorks Pro user and DriveWorks Pro Live provide access for Users to enter data.
  • DriveWorks Pro Live provides seamless conversion of DriveWorks projects for web access.
  • DriveWorks Pro Autopilot is required for some features.
  • Multiple DriveWorks Pro Autopilots are required for some features.
  • DriveWorks Pro User is required for some features.

Output Generation

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Immediate generation of SOLIDWORKS models and drawings
Real Time Preview (On Demand) – updates model while specifying
Manual release of generation queue – allows multiple specifications to have their models generated from a queue
Automatic generation – unattended generation of outputs
Load balancing – distributes output generation over multiple machines
Priority processing – Change the order that outputs are created based on rules
Output Tagging – Generate outputs on targeted machines or in specific locations
  • DriveWorks Pro is made up of a number of Software Modules – Please check the DriveWorks Pro Data Sheet for specific functionality of each to meet your needs.
  • Preview Generation (On Demand) is available for DriveWorks Solo and Pro modules that run as an add-in to SOLIDWORKS and is not available in DriveWorks Pro Live.
  • The modules DriveWorks Pro user and DriveWorks Pro Live provide access for Users to enter data.
  • DriveWorks Pro Live provides seamless conversion of DriveWorks projects for web access.
  • DriveWorks Pro Autopilot is required for some features.
  • Multiple DriveWorks Pro Autopilots are required for some features.
  • DriveWorks Pro User is required for some features.

User Interface Design

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Automatic Form designer
Expert Form Designer (Resolution and Control Guides, Control Grouping, Control Property Grid, etc.)
Multiple form creation with dynamic navigation
Basic Form Controls (Text Box, Numeric Text Box, Drop Down, Spin Button, Check Box)
Enhanced Form Controls (Hyperlink, Label, List Box, Option Group, Picture Box, Slider)
Advanced Form Controls (3D Preview, Child Specification List, Data Table, Date Picker, Frame Control, Macro Button, Upload Control, etc.)
Dynamic options for list controls
Dynamic control of Enable and Visible properties of form controls
Dynamic control over fonts and colors
Static validation and validation messages
Dynamic validation and validation messages
Copy and paste form controls
Re-skin controls
Support for responsive forms (allows re-positioning of controls when used on screens of different sizes)
Project hierarchy (run a specification inside a specification to any level (For example a contract with multiple configurable line items)
  • DriveWorks Pro is made up of a number of Software Modules – Please check the DriveWorks Pro Data Sheet for specific functionality of each to meet your needs.
  • Preview Generation (On Demand) is available for DriveWorks Solo and Pro modules that run as an add-in to SOLIDWORKS and is not available in DriveWorks Pro Live.
  • The modules DriveWorks Pro user and DriveWorks Pro Live provide access for Users to enter data.
  • DriveWorks Pro Live provides seamless conversion of DriveWorks projects for web access.
  • DriveWorks Pro Autopilot is required for some features.
  • Multiple DriveWorks Pro Autopilots are required for some features.
  • DriveWorks Pro User is required for some features.

Working with Data and Rules

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Use tabular data to calculate rules
Copy and paste Excel data
Create internal data tables
Use dynamic data from ODBC Data sources in rules (SAP, Oracle, MySQL, SQLServer, etc.)
Export data to ODBC data sources (for example SAP, Oracle, MySQL, SQLServer)
Pull and Push data dynamically to and from SQL Server Databases using SQL or Windows authentication
Create Group Level Tabular data for use across an entire implementation
Create Calculation tables where each cell can be calculated from other cells
Create Rollup data tables – where information such a price or BOM Quantities is rolled up through the project hierarchy
Web Service integration – communicate with any web service OR use DriveWorks as a web service
Over 240 engineering, mathematic and scientific functions
Rules builder with function wizard and rule insight (rule breakdown and drill down, function assistance, syntax highlighting and function helper text)
Reusable rules (Variables)
Pervasive search/filtering capabilities
  • DriveWorks Pro is made up of a number of Software Modules – Please check the DriveWorks Pro Data Sheet for specific functionality of each to meet your needs.
  • Preview Generation (On Demand) is available for DriveWorks Solo and Pro modules that run as an add-in to SOLIDWORKS and is not available in DriveWorks Pro Live.
  • The modules DriveWorks Pro user and DriveWorks Pro Live provide access for Users to enter data.
  • DriveWorks Pro Live provides seamless conversion of DriveWorks projects for web access.
  • DriveWorks Pro Autopilot is required for some features.
  • Multiple DriveWorks Pro Autopilots are required for some features.
  • DriveWorks Pro User is required for some features.

Maintainability, Reporting and Diagnostics

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Rules commentary
Rules revisioning
Reporting on model generation success or failure
Reporting on specification process success or failure
Real time testing during form design
Rules analysis and breakdown
What-if scenarios (Specification Test Mode)
Interactive step through of model generation
Rule Profiling (rule specific error debugging, performance solving and insight features)
  • DriveWorks Pro is made up of a number of Software Modules – Please check the DriveWorks Pro Data Sheet for specific functionality of each to meet your needs.
  • Preview Generation (On Demand) is available for DriveWorks Solo and Pro modules that run as an add-in to SOLIDWORKS and is not available in DriveWorks Pro Live.
  • The modules DriveWorks Pro user and DriveWorks Pro Live provide access for Users to enter data.
  • DriveWorks Pro Live provides seamless conversion of DriveWorks projects for web access.
  • DriveWorks Pro Autopilot is required for some features.
  • Multiple DriveWorks Pro Autopilots are required for some features.
  • DriveWorks Pro User is required for some features.

Scale-ability

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Import DriveWorksXpress Projects
Import DriveWorks Solo Projects
Underlying database – Microsoft SQL Server
Security – Users and Teams
Security – Active Directory compatibility
Granular permissions
Zero-Conversion web access
Unattended model generation
Standalone user seats
Fully customizable work flow – (who, what and when)
Automatic processing of external data
Fully documented API with Software Development Kit
Plugins
  • DriveWorks Pro is made up of a number of Software Modules – Please check the DriveWorks Pro Data Sheet for specific functionality of each to meet your needs.
  • Preview Generation (On Demand) is available for DriveWorks Solo and Pro modules that run as an add-in to SOLIDWORKS and is not available in DriveWorks Pro Live.
  • The modules DriveWorks Pro user and DriveWorks Pro Live provide access for Users to enter data.
  • DriveWorks Pro Live provides seamless conversion of DriveWorks projects for web access.
  • DriveWorks Pro Autopilot is required for some features.
  • Multiple DriveWorks Pro Autopilots are required for some features.
  • DriveWorks Pro User is required for some features.

Integration

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional (Automatic check-in of models, drawings and documents)
Salesforce
3rd party system Integration through file import and export
3rd party system Integration through SQL ODBC connections
3rd party system Integration through web services
3rd party system Integration through fully documented Application programming Interface
  • DriveWorks Pro is made up of a number of Software Modules – Please check the DriveWorks Pro Data Sheet for specific functionality of each to meet your needs.
  • Preview Generation (On Demand) is available for DriveWorks Solo and Pro modules that run as an add-in to SOLIDWORKS and is not available in DriveWorks Pro Live.
  • The modules DriveWorks Pro user and DriveWorks Pro Live provide access for Users to enter data.
  • DriveWorks Pro Live provides seamless conversion of DriveWorks projects for web access.
  • DriveWorks Pro Autopilot is required for some features.
  • Multiple DriveWorks Pro Autopilots are required for some features.
  • DriveWorks Pro User is required for some features.

Online Configurator and DriveWorks 3D

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Direct web access through the application
Run as a service through Internet Information Services (IIS)
Application Mode – replicate desktop running directly on the web
Web Theme with basic re-skinning
Choice of fully responsive skins
Session Management – control license usage over the Internet
Image gallery – display image files as they are created
Configurable 3D in a browser
Server side rendering of web optimized DriveWorks 3D files
Image fall back mode when no WebGL on client machine
Model click interaction
Transparent image support
  • DriveWorks Pro is made up of a number of Software Modules – Please check the DriveWorks Pro Data Sheet for specific functionality of each to meet your needs.
  • Preview Generation (On Demand) is available for DriveWorks Solo and Pro modules that run as an add-in to SOLIDWORKS and is not available in DriveWorks Pro Live.
  • The modules DriveWorks Pro user and DriveWorks Pro Live provide access for Users to enter data.
  • DriveWorks Pro Live provides seamless conversion of DriveWorks projects for web access.
  • DriveWorks Pro Autopilot is required for some features.
  • Multiple DriveWorks Pro Autopilots are required for some features.
  • DriveWorks Pro User is required for some features.