DriveWorks software is used for Design Automation and Sales Configuration by companies. Whether you are an engineer that needs Design Automation to automate your SOLIDWORKS models, Product Configurator and Guided Selling.



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Included in every license of SOLIDWORKS. You’ll find DriveWorksXpress under the SOLIDWORKS Tools menu. DriveWorksXpress provides entry-level Design Automation inside world-leading, 3D CAD design software, SOLIDWORKS.

DriveWorksXpress is ideal for everyday repetitive design tasks. Use it to create multiple variations of SOLIDWORKS Parts, Assemblies and Drawings quickly and accurately. Save time, reduce repetitive tasks and minimise costly errors.

Featured Capabilities
Design Automation with DriveWorksXpress is easy Capture and re-use your design knowledge
Drive SOLIDWORKS Model geometry (Part and Assembly Dimensions, Features and Custom Properties)
Create an input form to enter your requirements
Use rules to link the values on your form to files to be generated
Run –  Generate your new SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Part, Assembly and Drawing files
DriveWorks Solo is Design Automation software which allows you to quickly and easily create and configure custom products inside SOLIDWORKS. Use DriveWorks Solo & SOLIDWORKS to reduce the cost of custom designs, respond quickly to sales enquiries, enhance product quality & reduce repetitive tasks.

Setup and use DriveWorks Solo in the engineering department to generate the 3D Designs, detailed manufacturing drawings & quotes for each new order-specific design. Enter new dimensions or order specific details into your own custom forms inside SOLIDWORKS for each variation required. The output is all the information required to manufacture and market product variants.

Featured Capabilities
Quickly and easily create and configure custom products Generate your SOLIDWORKS Parts, preview and generate quotes to help you respond quickly to enquiries from your sales team.
Harnesses the power of SOLIDWORKS so you can preview the effect of your selections and see the changes to your design before finalizing your design.
Design your own forms, to help you configure valid permutations. You can even add your own rules-based form-to-form navigation to help you move quickly through the forms depending on what options you need to select.
Let you copy information and then save it in Solo so that that data can be re-used in your project on the forms and as you build the rules for your custom designs.
Linking the values entered on your DriveWorks forms to the rules and data inside DriveWorks Solo, you can provide a fast response to sales enquiries from your sales colleagues and customers.
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.

Featured Capabilities
Use DriveWorks locally or on the web Easily automated with the DriveWorks Pro add-in software. You decide what you want sales people and customers to be able to configure and create, such as Dimensions, Features, Custom Properties and Drawings.
Improve your sales and marketing with a custom Online Product Configurator. Reduce the time it takes to respond to customer enquiries and will help you win more business fast.
Provide Product Configuration and Guided Selling for your own teams, Distributors and Dealers, DriveWorks software is modular and scalable so you can set up and use the products to your advantage and at your own pace.
Incorporates its own Form Designer making it very easy to create great looking forms and interfaces for entering product requirements.
create Documents such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or HTML files for use  as Quotations, Covering letters, Delivery Notes, BOMs, etc. Whenever a SolidWorks Part, Assembly, or Drawing is generated, DriveWorks can also save the model or drawing in a variety of other formats, for example, eDrawings, DXFs, PDF and so on.
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Product Comparison Matrix DriveWorks Xpress DriveWorks Solo DriveWorks Pro1
Operating Systems
Windows 7 SP1 support
Windows 8.1 support
Windows 10 support
Models – Controlling SOLIDWORKS Parts and Assemblies
Drive dimensions
Drive features
Drive custom properties
Full control over file names
Drive colors
Drive materials
Drive textures
Drive tolerances
Drive hole wizards
Drive sheet metal properties
Drive weldment profiles
Drive advanced feature properties
Replace models with known alternatives
Replace Models with driven alternatives
Control instances
Create additional file formats
Full control over file locations
Control multiple sets of models in a single project
Automatic check in to EPDM
Run macros
Run pre and post drive generation tasks to:
Insert components on the fly
Create, delete or switch configurations
Mate components
Create images
Much more
Drawings – Controlling SOLIDWORKS Drawings
Create a drawing for each part and assembly
Create multiple drawings for each part assembly
Control Layers
Additional file formats
Re-name sheet
Delete sheet
Re-scale sheet
Export sheet to other file formats
Delete view
Re-scale views
Re-position views
Control breakline positions
Drive annotation positions
Drive annotation text
Drive geometric tolerances
Drive weld symbols
Run drawing specific macros
Run pre and post drive generation tasks to:
Auto arrange dimensions
Auto balloon assembly views
Rescale and position views
Hide or Delete dangling dimensions
Much more
Full control over file names
Full control over file locations
Method of Model Generation
Immediate generation
Preview generation (On Demand) 2
Queued and automatic
Working with and Generating Documents
Built in templates
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Email with attachments5
Working with Data (including External Data)
Copy and paste Excel data
Create internal data tables
Consume live data from ODBC Data sources (e.g. SAP, Oracle, MySQL, SQLServer)
Export data to ODBC data sources (e.g. SAP, Oracle, MySQL, SQLServer)
Connection directly to SQL Server Databases
Create Group data tables
Rollup data tables – automatically sync information from child specifications.
Create Calculation tables
Web Service integration – bi-directional communication with websites
User Interface and Form Controls
Text boxes
Numeric text boxes
Spin buttons
Check boxes
Combo boxes
Full Form Designer
Picture boxes with dynamic pictures
List box
Option group
Measurement text boxes
Macro Button
Data Grid
Data Table
Date Picker
Dialog Button
Child Specification List
3D Preview Box
Item List
Option Button
Frame Control
Upload Control
Web Frame Control
Basic Form designer
Advanced Form designer
Static validation and validation messages
Dynamic validation and validation messages
Dynamic options for list controls
Dynamic enabling/disabling of controls
Dynamic control visibility
Dynamic control over fonts
Dynamic control over colors
Re-skin controls
Multiple forms with dynamic navigation
Support for responsive forms
Copy/paste form controls
Application Mode4
Web theme templates4
Drag and drop customizable modules4
Advanced customization4
Image gallery – display image files as they are created4
DriveWorks 3D
Server side rendering of web optimized 3D files
Image fallback for no WebGL
Model click interaction
Full support for transparent appearances
Multi-browser and device support
Scalability/ Deployment
Underlying database – Microsoft SQL Server
Teams of users
Granular permissions
Upscale for web access4
Unattended model generation5
Full load balancing support5*
Targeted processing with Tags5*
Standalone user seats6
Specification Flow
Automatic processing of external data5
Reusable rules (Variables)
Pervasive search/filtering capabilities
Project hierarchy (sub-projects/multi-line entries)
Integration with Product Data Management (PDM)
Checkin models
Checkin drawings
Checkin documents
Rules commentary
Rules revisioning
Reporting and Diagnostics
What-if scenarios (Test specification)
Model Insight – Step through generation with full commentary
Working with Rules
Over 240 engineering, mathematic and scientific functions
Rules builder
Rules analysis and breakdown
Search and Find/Replace rules
Specification Test Mode

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