DriveWorks

Powerful design automation & product configuration for manufacturers

DriveWorks Design Automation & Sales Configuration

DriveWorks software is used by companies large and small to build their own design automation and 3D online sales configuration solution for their products.

Your engineers, sales teams, distributors and customers are all able to design, engineer and configure to order, on any device, from anywhere. Capturing and reusing design, manufacturing and cost estimation knowledge allows you to deliver custom products faster and with greater accuracy, while eliminating the need for complex macros, design tables or configurations.

Reduce repetitive tasks, eliminate errors, increase sales and deliver custom products in record time with DriveWorks.

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What is DriveWorks?

Features & Benefits

Boost Quality

Based on rules, calculations and logic, DriveWorks product configurators produce high quality outputs that reduce costly errors.

Respond Faster, Sell More

With automatically generated, accurate quotes and sales responses, you can impress your customers and respond quicker than your competitors.

Any Device, Anywhere

Your customers, sales teams and distributors can configure, price and quote on any device, anywhere. Design details are communicated with interactive 3D visualizations.

Faster Implementation

DriveWorks configurators are easy to set up with no programming skills required. Leave your implementation to the people who know your products best – your engineers.

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Design Automation & CPQ Configuration Solutions

Flexible, Modular, Scalable.

DriveWorksXpress

Free entry level design automation included in every seat of SOLIDWORKS. Upscale to DriveWorks Solo or DriveWorks Pro anytime.

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DriveWorksXpress

Key Benefits:

  • One Time Setup – Set it up once, and run it again and again without the need for complex macros, design tables or configurations.
  • Save Time & Innovate More – Automate your repetitive SOLIDWORKS tasks and free up your team’s time to focus on product innovation and development.
  • Eliminate Errors – Rules are used to eliminate errors and expensive, time-consuming design changes.
  • Upgrade to DriveWorks Solo or DriveWorks Pro at anytime.

Key Features:

  • Automate SOLIDWORKS – Capture and control the parameters you manually change in your SOLIDWORKS models and assemblies.
  • Input Forms – Create input forms to enter product requirements, and add validation to controls to ensure inputs are always suitable.
  • Rules Builder – Build rules to link input controls with captured parameters using the intelligent DriveWorks Rules Builder.

Activate DriveWorksXpress

Free entry level design automation included in every seat of SOLIDWORKS®

DriveWorksXpress
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Open DriveWorksXpress

Open DriveWorksXpress from the Tools menu in SOLIDWORKS, click the link and go to your MySolidWorks Account.

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Get Your Activation Code

Activate DriveWorksXpress in your MySolidWorks Account, copy the code and paste it into the DriveWorksXpress product code box.

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Automate SOLIDWORKS

Setup DriveWorksXpress once and use your forms over and over again to configure new variations.

DriveWorks Solo

Key Benefits:

  • Easy to Setup, Maintain & Use – Deliver custom products faster and with greater accuracy, without the need for complex macros, design tables or code.
  • Eliminate Errors – Rules are used to eliminate errors and expensive, time-consuming design changes.
  • Save Time & Innovate More – Automate your repetitive SOLIDWORKS tasks and free up your team’s time to focus on product innovation and development.

Key Features:

  • Automate SOLIDWORKS – Automate your SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies and detailed drawings.
  • Advanced Drawing Control – Save time and boost product quality by automatically creating accurate manufacturing drawings.
  • Preview Results – Preview results as you enter design requirements and before you generate final models, drawings and documents.
  • File Formats & Save Location – Enjoy full control over the save location and file structure of files created by DriveWorks Solo.
  • Custom Input Forms - An inbuilt form designer helps you configure valid permutations.
  • Static Tabular Data – Add your existing static tabular data into DriveWorks Solo and use it on your forms and within your rules.
  • Customizable Documents – Quickly respond to sales enquiries with accurate documents using quote, cover letter and BOM templates.

DriveWorks Pro

Key Benefits:

  • 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.

Key Features:

  • Complete SOLIDWORKS Automation – Capture and reuse design, manufacturing and cost estimation knowledge.
  • Online Visual Sales Configurator – Enable your sales team, distributors and customers to configure custom products on any device, anywhere.
  • Interactive 3D – Products are configured in 3D on any device with DriveWorks 3D Preview.
  • Integrate with Other Systems – Easily pass data between DriveWorks and your ERP, MRP and CRM systems.
  • Intelligent Workflow - Manage your team permissions, approval process and customer journeys to be in control of the who, what and when.
  • Automatically Generate Documents – Automatically created custom branded quotes, cover letters, delivery notes, BOMs and more.
  • Dynamic Data – Use external data such as SQL databases in your DriveWorks projects to create great user experiences.
  • Scalable & Cloud Ready – Easily scale using web API and support for Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud.

DriveWorks capabilities

Listed below, are some of the powerful features that DriveWorks users benefit from. DriveWorks has the potential to vastly increase your productivity. If you would like to know more or have any questions, please use the box below.

Features

  • Fully integrated with SolidWorks
  • Generates 3D models, 2D drawings, cutting lists, DXF’s, and e-drawings
  • Provides product configuration capabilities
  • Creates client-specific documentation such as quotations through excel templates
  • Provides user-interface for others to specify products, based on your company’s rules
  • Internet enabled

Benefits

  • Deliver information to production and clients faster
  • Take engineering know-how outside the design team
  • Reduce delivery times for quotations and manufacturing data
  • Increase quality and improve accuracy

Design Automation

Automating your design process lets you create custom designs quickly and efficiently. Automation is ideal for Same but Different design, where new orders or new products are based on a variation of your existing designs. Use Design Automation software to free up engineers from repetitive design tasks, enhance product quality and reduce errors. Save time and reduce development costs whilst increasing productivity.
Automatically generate 2D and 3D drawings of your SOLIDWORKS CAD models, sales quotes, letters and manufacturing data.

Sales Configurator

Providing a Sales Configurator for your sales team, distributors and even customers to use is a very powerful sales tool. Use it to guide non-technical people through the custom options available, provide a fast response to sales enquiries and configure accurate quotes quickly. Whether your engineers and sales teams are in house, out in the field, or you work through dealers and distributors, a sales configurator will let you create custom designs and a custom response quickly and professionally.

DriveWorksXpress

Entry level design automation included in every license of SOLIDWORKS®

DriveWorksXpress is a free, easy to use design automation tool that allows you to quickly and accurately create multiple variations of your SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies and drawings.

If you offer many different product options or every customer order is bespoke, DriveWorksXpress can help you capture your design rules, recreate variations of existing designs, reduce repetitive tasks, save time, and improve product quality.

DriveWorksXpress is already installed for free inside SOLIDWORKS. You can set up and run a design automation project in DriveWorksXpress, then run the project as many times as you like, fill out the form, and quickly generate multiple new versions of your parts, assemblies, and drawings. Here’s how:

  1. Capture the dimensions and features you want to drive in SOLIDWORKS.
  2. Create a form to input the values that drive your design.
  3. Build rules to drive your models using the values entered on the form.
  4. Run the project again and again to create custom design variations.

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