companies that need to create contract or customer specific designs will find
that they generate quite a lot of valuable data and documents for each job. For
that reason DriveWorks Pro, the Design Automation / Sales Configurator Solution
makes it easy to manage this data by including out of the box integration to
SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM.
Pro can be set up to automatically integrate with SOLIDWORKS and SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM to securely store all documents created by DriveWorks in the
of how it works:
- Say you configure a cupboard in a
browser, using DriveWorks Pro Live. You fill out the form including quote
number, customer name, materials, dimensions etc…
- When your design is complete and you
click 'Release', DriveWorks Pro Autopilot starts working in the background to
generate the new files.
- As DriveWorks Pro Autopilot creates
all the files, these are sent into the SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM Vault.
- When this is complete, you can open
up the location where DriveWorks has saved the files: you can see the drawings,
models, parts assemblies have all been automatically been checked in to the
- When you configure your design on
the web and click go, everything in the background has been created and checked
in. It's really easy to set up, via the settings screens in DriveWorks Pro.
Just enter: Vault Name, User Name and Password, etc – and then DriveWorks takes
care of the rest.
To see all
of this in action, check out the EPDM Integration video on the DriveWorks Pro