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Automation & Product Configurator Software for Manufacturing

 

What is DriveWorks?

DriveWorks software is used by companies to build their own design automation and online 3D sales configurator solutions. Enable engineers, sales teams, distributors and customers to design, engineer and configure to order, on any device. DriveWorks automates the creation of order-specific sales documents and SOLIDWORKS manufacturing data. Reduce repetitive tasks, eliminate errors, increase sales and deliver custom products in record time.

 

 

DriveWorks Pro

Complete SOLIDWORKS automation and online 3D CPQ configurator software. Modular and scalable – build a solution that suits you.

Connect sales and manufacturing to deliver custom products faster and eliminate errors

  • Intelligent Guided Selling – Ensure customers and sales teams configure the ideal solution every time with intelligent rules-based guided selling.
  • Any Device, Anywhere – Enable customers and sales teams to configure custom products on any device with DriveWorks Live.
  • Integrate with Other Systems – DriveWorks Pro integrates seamlessly with company systems, helping you work more efficiently and effectively.
  • Connect Sales & Manufacturing – Validation ensures you only offer products that can manufactured, eliminating errors and boosting quality.
  • Eliminate Errors & Repetitive Tasks – DriveWorks SOLIDWORKS automation eliminates errors and expensive, time-consuming design changes.
  • Easy to Setup, Maintain & Use – Deliver custom products faster and with greater accuracy, without using complex macros, design tables or code.

 

Complete SOLIDWORKS automation and online 3D CPQ configurator software.

Complete SOLIDWORKS Automation

Capture and reuse design, manufacturing and cost estimation knowledge to deliver custom products faster and with greater accuracy, without using complex macros, design tables or configurations.

  • Complete SOLIDWORKS automation using Generation Tasks
  • Automate SOLIDWORKS PDM, SOLIDWORKS MBD and SOLIDWORKS CAM
  • Full control over drawings, BOMs and manufacturing documents

Online Visual Sales Configurator

Enable sales teams, distributors and customers to configure custom products on any device, anywhere. Connect sales and manufacturing to reduce costs, errors and lead time.

  • Optimized for all modern browsers and devices
  • Simple to add into your website
  • Control users and security

Interactive 3D

Configure products in 3D on any device with DriveWorks 3D Preview.

  • Communicate complex designs easily using interactive 3D
  • Import existing 3D models and geometry. DriveWorks supports files in .stl, .obj, .gltf, .glb, .iam, .ipt, .par, .psm and .asm formats.
  • View products in immersive Virtual Reality (VR)

Integrate with Other Company Systems

It’s easy to pass data between DriveWorks and other company systems including ERP, MRP and CRM. Reduce manual data entry to cut down costly errors. Learn more about how DriveWorks can integrate with your company systems.

  • Query data from your CRM directly
  • Pass data to other company systems
  • Dedicated SOLIDWORKS PDM integration

Intelligent Workflow

DriveWorks gives you full control over who, what and when. The intelligent workflow technology allows you to manage team permissions, approval processes and customer journeys.

  • Boost quality by adding approval steps and sign off permissions for teams
  • Create documents and SOLIDWORKS files at the right time
  • Manage order progress and automatically send status updates

Automatically Generate Documents

DriveWorks can create many document types, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or HTML files. Automatically create custom branded quotations, covering letters, delivery notes, BOMs and more. DriveWorks can also save your SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies and drawings in a variety of other formats, such as eDrawings, DXFs, PDF and so on.

  • Create Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, HTML, XML and text files
  • Automatically send emails with generated documents and approval drawings attached
  • Create BOMs, cut lists and supporting documents for manufacturing

Dynamic Data

Use external data in your DriveWorks projects to create great user experiences.

  • Query SQL databases such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL
  • Import data from Excel, XML and text files
  • Request live data, such as shipping rates and material costs, using HTTP requests

Scalable & Cloud Ready

Easily scale your DriveWorks implementation using our modern web API and support for Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud.

  • Support for Azure, AWS and Google Cloud
  • Modern web API providing data and UI integration on any device
  • Flexible DriveWorks Live licensing to cover peaks in usage

DriveWorks Pro Modules

DriveWorks Pro is made up of 4 software modules. The modularity of DriveWorks Pro makes it easy to build a solution that suits your company’s changing needs. Get started with DriveWorks Administrator and then add functionality and modules as and when you need it.

  • DriveWorks Administrator – Setup and manage your automation and configurator project with DriveWorks Administrator and the SOLIDWORKS Add-in.
  • DriveWorks Autopilot – Automatically generate custom product data and associated documentation for engineering, manufacturing and sales. Automatically send emails and bulk process orders.
  • DriveWorks User – Enable engineers, sales teams and non-technical users within your business to run your design automation projects, configure custom products and create sales and manufacturing documentation automatically.
  • DriveWorks Live – Transform your existing design automation projects into online sales configurators, enabling your sales teams, distributors, dealers, and customers to easily configure and view your products in 3D on any device in their web browser.

 

DriveWorks Solo

Powerful SOLIDWORKS design automation. Download your 30 day free trial of DriveWorks Solo.

Quickly and easily create and configure custom products inside SOLIDWORKS

  • Eliminate Errors – DriveWorks rules based SOLIDWORKS automation eliminates errors and expensive, time-consuming design changes.
  • Save Time & Innovate More – Automate repetitive SOLIDWORKS tasks and free up engineers to focus on product innovation and development.
  • Easy to Setup, Maintain & Use – Deliver custom products faster and with greater accuracy, without using complex macros, design tables or code.

 

 

Powerful SOLIDWORKS automation for parts, assemblies and drawings.


Powerful SOLIDWORKS Automation

Automate your SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies and detailed drawings.

  • Control dimensions, features, custom properties, advanced feature parameters, instances and file formats
  • Dynamically replace components
  • Create a library of components using intelligent file reuse

Advanced Drawing Control

Save time and boost product quality by automatically creating accurate manufacturing drawings with DriveWorks Solo.

  • Control sheets, views, annotation text, annotation positions, layers, break lines and custom properties
  • Generation reports provide complete audit trail of drawing values
  • Save drawings out in additional file formats, such as PDF, JPEG, DWF and DWG

Preview Results

Preview results as you enter design requirements before you generate final models, drawings and documents.

  • Preview the effect of your selections as you configure
  • Quickly try ‘what if’ scenarios to test design requirements
  • Make informed decisions and ensure product suitability

File Formats & Save Location

You have full control over the save location and folder structure of files created by DriveWorks Solo. Automatically create additional file formats available in SOLIDWORKS.

  • You have complete control over file naming, use intelligent file naming to create a library of parts
  • Save files exactly where you want them
  • Create any additional file format available in SOLIDWORKS

Custom Input Forms

DriveWorks Solo has an inbuilt form designer to help you configure valid permutations.

  • Rules based form-to-form navigation controls which forms are shown based on selections
  • Use images to aid configuration process and provide selection feedback
  • Control visibility and validation of input controls based on rules

Static Tabular Data

Add your existing static tabular data into DriveWorks Solo, use it on your forms and within your rules.

  • DriveWorks Solo includes 60 table functions to manipulate data
  • Centralize and maintain your existing engineering data in DriveWorks
  • Minimise errors and ensure data is always up to date

Customizable Documents

Quickly respond to sales enquiries with accurate documents using the DriveWorks Solo quote, covering letter and BOM templates.

  • Reduce time preparing documents for customer enquiries
  • Build rules to control whats included in your documents
  • Reports provide auditing of document content

DriveWorksXpress

Free entry-level design automation included in every seat of SOLIDWORKS.

Quickly generate new versions of your SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies and drawings

  • One Time Setup – Set up once and run again and again. No need for complex macros, design tables or configurations.
  • Save Time & Innovate More – Automate repetitive SOLIDWORKS tasks and free up time to focus on product innovation and development.
  • Eliminate Errors – DriveWorksXpress uses rules to eliminate errors and expensive, time-consuming design changes.

Upscale to DriveWorks Solo or DriveWorks Pro anytime.

If you have SOLIDWORKS, you already have DriveWorksXpress. You just need to activate it, free inside the SOLIDWORKS tools menu.


SOLIDWORKS automation without complex macros, design tables or configurations.


Automate SOLIDWORKS

Capture and control the parameters you manually change in your SOLIDWORKS models and assemblies in DriveWorksXpress.

  • Control dimensions, features, custom properties and switch configurations
  • Update drawings by associating them with driven models
  • Add and update captured parameters easily

Input Forms

Create input forms to enter product requirements. Add validation to controls to ensure inputs are always suitable.

  • Show requirements and add validation to inputs
  • Add text boxes, numeric text boxes, drop-down lists, spin buttons and check boxes
  • Set default values and order of controls on input form

Rules Builder

Build rules to link input controls with captured parameters using the intelligent DriveWorks Rules Builder.

  • Define your design knowledge using mathematical formulas and logical statements
  • Use standard Excel functions
  • Use intelligent file naming to build a library of components

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