DriveWorks Time Investment

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Money investments are easy to comprehend, we’ve been around them all our lives. I put $1 in the bank. A year from now that dollar will be worth $1.0045. (If you’re lucky.) DriveWorksXpress takes a different kind of investment. A time investment. Same concept, but for some reason people are more hesitant to make time investments. Imagine you have a common standard sub assembly like this frame. You use it as part of a larger assembly all the time. Figure it takes about 30 […]

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Sharing Projects in DriveWorks Solo

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“DriveWorks Solo“…the name nearly says it all. It is designed for one person, on one seat of SolidWorks. However it is possible to share your DriveWorks Solo projects. Create and edit your projects on a network share. As long as everyone has access to the share, they can open DriveWorks Solo, and navigate to the .driveprojx file just as if it is was on their local drive.   Only one person may edit the project at a time, and only one […]

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SOLIDWORKS Settings for DriveWorks

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I don’t know if this is new or not, but it is the first time I’ve seen it documented anywhere… The DriveWorks help file now has a list of recommended SOLIDWORKS settings for use when DriveWorks is generating your new CAD files: http://docs.driveworkspro.com/Topic/InfoSolidWorksSystemOptions I’m always teased by my friends because I don’t read the “classics”. Crazy. I love snuggling up to a good help file on a cold wintry evening.

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Pretty form validation in DriveWorks

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I’ve always liked how DriveWorksXpress handles form validation. When you build the form, you tell DriveWorksXpress what type of data you want (text or number) and if it is a number, tell it the range of numbers you will accept. With no more setup than that, the validation output looks like the image above -if there is a validation issue, the field is pinkish and a tooltip is available to help the user fix the issue. This seems a bit […]

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The SOLIDWORKS Composer, DriveWorks Live Overlap

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SOLIDWORKS Composer and DriveWorks Live both have modules that give you the ability to easily publish your 3D SOLIDWORKS models to the web -allowing you to give your customers a very rich web experience so they can really get to know your product. There is overlap in their web functionality; what are the differences? Generally, think of SOLIDWORKS Composer as an on-line catalog generator. You can give your users the ability to see your product in 3D, play with different options (What […]

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3DVision Technologies Customer, Farber Specialty Vehicles, Success With DriveWorks

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3DVision Technologies Customer, Farber Specialty Vehicles, is a manufacturer of custom built units for police, medical, dental, Homeland Security, communications, education and business interests. All of the company’s units include custom built cabinetry designed to meet customer specifications. They have had great success using DriveWorks to help accomplish this. Some of the benefits FSV has gained through DriveWorks are: Decreased engineering time Flexibility for change Standardization in engineering and production Looking to streamline your design process? With DriveWorks Solo you […]

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DriveWorksXpress- Not Just for Complete Products

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While DriveWorks can be used to automate the entirety of a SOLIDWORKS design, sometimes it may be more usefully deployed in automating just one simple aspect of the product design. By automating a single design element you will be able to focus your efforts on the more complex or bespoke aspects of your design. Thus giving you the flexibility to automate time consuming and repetitive tasks, simplifying your design process, and enabling you to use your time more efficiently. Remember, […]

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Reminder: For a Limited Time, get 3 Seats of DriveWorks Solo for the Price of 2!

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With this offer you not only get 1 seat of DriveWorks Solo entirely free, subscription support is included on all 3 seats for the first year! DriveWorks also offers FREE online training at the end of every month held by a Certified DriveWorks Solo Applications Engineer, so you can learn how easy it is to become a DriveWorks Solo expert. For more information, please email 3DVision Technologies at info@3dvision.com. For a quote, click here. This offer ends June 30th, so […]

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An Introduction to DriveWorks Pro Webinar Thursday, June 6th from 11am-12pm

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From a single seat to enterprise-wide deployments, DriveWorks software has been developed to suit the needs of most companies that design and configure-to-order. This 30 minute webinar will provide an introduction to the DriveWorks Products available and in particular it will illustrate DriveWorks Pro capability using a number of online projects that you can try for yourself after the event. You will see how you can use DriveWorks locally or on the web to generate manufacturing drawings, 3D Models and […]

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What More can DriveWorks do for You and Your Company? Here’s the Answer:

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Using DriveWorksXpress, but you’re wondering what more DriveWorks can do for you and your company? Here’s the answer: In addition to automating repetitive design engineering tasks, DriveWorks Solo has the capability of generating the outputs and documentation you need to manufacture and sell variations of your products automatically. • 3D models • 2D drawings • Template documents (sales quotes, cover letters, etc.) This is all accomplished with the same time saving, quality control you experienced in DriveWorksXpress, with the additional […]

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