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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A Certification For Your Resume

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Certifications are a good thing. They help distinguish you from your peers, plus if you learn a little while you prepare, your company gets a nice benefit as well. DriveWorksXpress has a certification process that is free to all SOLIDWORKS users and is designed to improve your SOLIDWORKS skills and make your engineering résumé stand out from the crowd. This year at SOLIDWORKS World, I was introduced to the new certification -“Certified DriveWorksXpress Associate“. Chris Cassettari from DriveWorks was leading a hands […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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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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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Register for an Upcoming DriveWorks Design Automation Webinar

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Have you been using DriveWorksXpress to automate your SOLIDWORKS designs? Are you ready to take the next step and increase your design automation functionality with DriveWorks Solo? Or, are you just starting out with DriveWorksXpress.  Either way, DriveWorks is offering the following FREE informational webinars to get you started down the path of automating your designs.  Join us for the following webinars to see how automating can: Reduce the cost of custom designs Respond quickly to sales enquiries Enhance product quality […]

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Automating SOLIDWORKS Webcast – May 18th

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Are some of the parts and assemblies you work on the same but different? If you have SOLIDWORKS – you have DriveWorksXpress, the Design Automation tool for SolidWorks. Learn how to Set Up and Run a DriveWorksXpress Project in this FREE online training session. When:9am-10am Central Time >>Register    Jim TeDescoComputer Aided Technology, Inc. 

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Get a FREE copy of the DriveWorks Little Book of Rules

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If you’ve been using DriveWorksXpress to automate your SOLIDWORKS designs, why not give DriveWorks Solo a try and experience all the extra functionality and benefits offered. Just download the DriveWorks Solo FREE 30 day trial and get your hands on free copy of the Little Book of Rules. DriveWorksXpress and DriveWorks Solo allow you to use Rules to automate your SOLIDWORKS designs and we are sure you will find this latest edition of the book really useful. This helpful pocket-sized […]

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