From InFlow Technology: DRIVEWORKS 15 SP2 is Now Available!

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As of November 11th, 2017, DriveWorks 15 SP2 is now officially available from the DriveWorks website! This release comes with many new updates and enhancements such as; Child Specification filters! The ability to use the Exact Number function in your rules! DriveWorks Live performance enhancements! DriveWorks Live security enhancements! and many more! Read more about the release notes for DiveWorks 15 SP2, where to download this release, and how to install or upgrade over on the InFlow Technology Blog. Continue […]

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It’s Race Month, so….Drive…in the Xpress Lane….with DriveWorks Xpress

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Man that was a stretch for a title to tie into the Indy 500, but come on it’s the best I got! Trust me it doesn’t get much better from here! Last month I did a 10-4 Tech Talk on Hidden Gems in SOLIDWORKS, one of which was DriveWorks Xpress.  Wouldn’t you know it right after a few people called me, for the purposes of this blog I’m writing, wanting to know more about how DriveWorks Xpress worked. So in […]

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Simplify DriveWorksXpress Logic

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DriveWorksXpress is the only DriveWorks product that does not have any form of a lookup table. As a result, I’ve seen people create very complex rules to get around this limitation. They will nest OR statements within other OR statements within OR statements… I understand why people do this. If you start to build a rule with an “OR” statement, the wizard will get you started with this: DriveWorksXpress builds the beginning of the structure for you, complete with the comma […]

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Let Customers Start Designing Your Products Using DriveWorks

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You’ve heard it a thousand times before, but your kids are right, the Internet is not going to go away. More and more customers are wanting…. expecting you to have a web presence of your product – but not your product, your product, their way…and they want it now. Certainly you have seen web sites that can do this. You can design your own Xbox controller, go to your local home improvement center’s page and design your own deck, you […]

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DriveWorks Case Study – FleetwoodGoldcoWyard

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FleetwoodGold-coWyard is a custom machinery manufacturer for the food and beverage packaging industry. For over half a century, Fleet-woodGoldcoWyard has been constantly evolving their product line configuration to “offer a full complement of packaging automation solutions across a wide range of global markets”. Their products can be highly customized to a customer’s unique specifications.   Automation without Requiring Software Programming Skills Due to the expansive product range at FleetwoodGold-coWyard, custom design is a long process. With DriveWorks Design Automation software, […]

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Do you need a DriveWorks form for mobile?

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I don’t have to tell you that more and more of the cool kids are using mobile devices. Mobile web page design is becoming more important -especially now that Google’s search engine favors sites that are “mobile friendly“. It isn’t hard to design your DriveWorks forms to adapt to the user’s viewing size, but is it worth the effort? Does it matter to you? It is really pretty easy to find out. DriveWorks 12 has a special variable – Form Container […]

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DriveWorks for Sheet Scales

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If the overall size of your models change significantly, there is a good chance you will need DriveWorks to change your drawing sheet scales to keep your model looking nice on the sheet. Imagine this is my drawing. Let’s say the height of my part does not change much, but my length (which is currently 100 in the model master) can change significantly.   DriveWorks (Pro and Solo) gives us two sheet properties that we can use to drive the […]

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Tables in DriveWorksXpress

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Let’s imagine you are doing a DriveWorks project where the number of holes in a part varies dependent on the model number. Something like this: Model Number # of Holes Model Name A 1 Kathy B 3 Anna C 7 Danella D 2 Marisa       Something like this is rather easy to do in DriveWorks Pro or Solo because you could do a lookup table, but in DriveWorksXpress we are limited to only IF/Then logic. Acording to most […]

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Why Automate Your Designs?

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There are several good reasons why companies want to automate what they do: Reduce the cost of custom designs Respond quickly to sales enquiries Enhance product quality Reduce repetitive tasks DriveWorks can be set up to automate your repetitive design tasks and automatically generate your parts, assemblies and drawings.  The Benefits of DriveWorks DriveWorks lets you capture and re-use knowledge and rules to specify, design and engineer to order It allows you to respond quickly to sales enquiries DriveWorks can […]

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DriveWorks World 2013

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DriveWorks World 2013 will be held at the Marriott Chicago O’Hare hotel. It will introduce you to the latest DriveWorks software release – DriveWorks 10 and include instructor-led training sessions on DriveWorks Solo and DriveWorks Pro. Date and Registration:March 4-8, 2013>>Registration and Agenda Link All attendees will have the opportunity to attain their DriveWorks Certifications. Reasons to attend Find out What's New in DriveWorks 10 Influence future releases Network with other DriveWorks Users Gain Tips and Tricks from the DriveWorks Team (Developers, Technical Experts and Owners) Become a DriveWorks […]

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