Shotton Group Reduce Time Taken to Produce Sales Documents from Half a Day to 30 Minutes Using DriveWorks

Shotton Group are a family owned business with four divisions operating across Australia. In 2010, the company founded ‘Shotton Lifts’, becoming the only local manufacturer of residential, commercial and disabled access lifts in Melbourne, Australia. In this case study, we’re looking at how they’re using DriveWorks to configure their custom lifts and to produce sales documents quickly.



Summer Celebrations at DriveWorks

On Saturday the DriveWorks team got together for our annual Summer Party. Automation IPA made a comeback and spent the afternoon playing games, eating pizza and having fun! It was a great way to say goodbye to the placements students returning to university soon and welcome the new placement students into our team!



DriveWorks 16 SP1 Released

DriveWorks 16 SP1 was released on 20th August 2018 and it is now available to download from the DriveWorks Community. Our developers have added some new features and updated code which has been tested rigorously by our tech team.



Supporting the 2018 Pan-Mass Challenge

Each year the Pan-Mass Challenge brings together thousands of impassioned cyclists, committed volunteers, generous donors and dedicated corporate sponsors. On Friday 3rd August 2018, Heather from the DriveWorks team volunteered at this event for her 6th year. Heather’s husband Earl also rode with his son Ethan on Team Dassault.



Digitising Bridges: An Integrated Digital Delivery Process Using DriveWorks and SOLIDWORKS

Recently, Laing O’Rourke collaborated with Tony Gee and Partners and Cambridge University to develop a unified digital delivery process for the bridge industry. The project configures bridge designs from a set of key inputs and a library of parametric components. The design configuration tools, created using SOLIDWORKS and DriveWorks, provide a smoother digital process for the design, manufacture and assembly of components, which reduces the time it takes to complete a bridge.