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GLIFO – The Custom-Made Writing Aid

Written by Lucy Price on

At 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021, in the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab, we heard from Enrico Bassi, Fab Lab Director and Manager of the FabLab in Milan, sharing the story of Glifo. Glifo is a 3D printed custom aid that helps children with disabilities achieve autonomy in writing and drawing. OpenDot FabLab together with TOG Foundation recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the new design of Glifo (lighter, smaller, easier to use), as well as the development of an online configurator that will enable anyone to personalize their own Glifo from home.

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Registration Now Open for DriveWorks World 2021

Written by Jessica Taylor on

Were excited to announce that registration is now open for virtual DriveWorks World 2021. This is our annual technical event for DriveWorks users with an active subscription, and reseller technical staff. This year, were making it a 2-day virtual event. Join us – it’s free & online. Register now to secure your place we look forward to seeing you there!

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Girls in Computing Project

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We took part in a project aimed at getting young people into digital, supported by The Pledge, Cheshire and Warrington. The event was called Girls in Computing and the aim was to get more younger students, particularly girls, thinking about taking computing. We spent time with students from Ellesmere Port Catholic High School, teaching them about the variety of careers in digital.

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Pancake Day At Home

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Every year on Pancake Day we mix up some batter, buy lots of yummy toppings and have a lot of fun at lunch, making and eating pancakes! While this year we couldn’t be in the office the team still enjoyed pancakes at home – See how our pancakes turned out this year!

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Our Time at Virtual 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021

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For the past 19 years the team at DriveWorks have attended SOLIDWORKS World. Last year we were excited to join World as it entered a new era 3DEXPERIENCE World. This year 3DEXPERIENCE World was reimagined as an all-virtual event open to anyone around the world, for free! The three-day event was filled with inspiring keynote presentations, educational breakout sessions and virtual networking! With more than 35,000 attendees, this has been the biggest World ever!

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DriveWorks Wins SWUGN Partner of the Year Award

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At virtual 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021, DriveWorks were presented with the SWUGN Partner of The Year Award. We are so honoured and proud to receive this award again, thank you SWUGN! We cant wait to be a part of lots of great SWUG meetings again this year whether they be virtual or in person!

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Eric Beatty – DriveWorks SWUGN Leader of the Year

Written by Lucy Price on

We celebrate the individuals in the SWUGN community who go above and beyond as a SWUGN Leader with the annual DriveWorks Award for SWUGN Leader of the Year. This year the DriveWorks SWUGN Leader of the Year is Eric Beatty, Seattle Area SOLIDWORKS Power User Group! Congratulations to Eric, we’re truly lucky to have someone like you willing to go above and beyond for the SWUGN Community!

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20 Years of Innovation and Automation

Written by Lucy Price on

For the last 20 years, weve marked 1st February on the calendar as the official day when DriveWorks software first came to market. Since 2001, theres been lots and lots of development, as weve worked hard to anticipate and respond to user suggestions, and to take advantage of new and emerging technologies. It adds up to making our celebration a celebration of continuous innovation and automation.

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DriveWorks Drivers – Save the Date

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Sharing technical know-how and practical experience informally with each other is something we know many people using DriveWorks would like to do. Weve decided to use technology to set up a new digital event to help you all connect more often and without the need to travel. Were excited to introduce you to DriveWorks Drivers.

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Explore Our Custom Configurators

Written by Lucy Price on

Our productconfigurator examplesare a great way tosee whats possible with DriveWorks, in a range of scenarios and industries. See just howversatile and customizableDriveWorks is by exploring our range of product configurators at driveworkslive.com.

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DriveWorks Solo Industry Sample Projects

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Our Industry Sample Projects are a great way to get started with DriveWorks design automation and using DriveWorks to create your first configurator. We have created the sample projects so that you can pick them apart and discover how they have been set up or use them as a source of inspiration for your own projects.

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What Can You Do With a 30 Day Free Trial of DriveWorks Solo?

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Use DriveWorks Solo to reduce the cost of custom designs, respond quickly to sales inquiries, enhance product quality & reduce repetitive tasks. Follow our top tips to make sure you get the most out of your 30 Day Free Trial of DriveWorks Solo.

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Activate to Automate with DriveWorksXpress Inside SOLIDWORKS

Written by Lucy Price on

DriveWorksXpress, the time-saving Design Automation tool, is included free inside every licence of SOLIDWORKS. All you need to do is activate it. Get your free license at my.solidworks.com/xpress

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What Our Customers Say

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DriveWorks is used by manufacturing companies from a range of industries. Its modular, scalable and incredibly versatile so our customers use DriveWorks in many different ways. Read a selection of quotes from some of the case studies weve gathered from our customers.

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What is Design Automation?

Written by Lucy Price on

Design and manufacture efficiently, improve quality, save time and reduce errors with design automation. DriveWorks design automation and CPQ for SOLIDWORKS has enabled engineers to configure and automate custom products since 2001. Learn more about design automation and how your company can benefit.

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