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Product Data Management – DriveWorks Pro Integration with Enterprise PDM

Product Data Management is a topic that we are often asked about. And because DriveWorks is so good at generating documents and data automatically, we wanted to make sure that for those companies that are interested in managing all those files that we could provide an immediate solution.

DriveWorks Pro can be set up to automatcially integrate with SolidWorks and SolidWorks Enterprise PDM to securely store all documents created by DriveWorks in the design process.

An example of how it worksH

1. Say you configure a cupboard in a browser, using DriveWorks Pro Live. You fill out the form including quote number, customer name, materials, dimensions etc…


2. When your design is complete and you click ‘Release’, DriveWorks Pro Autopilot starts working in the background to generate the new files.


3. As DriveWorks Pro Autopilot creates all the files, these are sent into the SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Vault.



4. When this is complete, you can open up the location where DriveWorks has saved the files: you can see the drawings, models, parts assemblies have all been automatically been checked in to the EPDM vault.





As you can see, when you configure your design on the web and click go, everything in the background has been created and checked in.

It’s really easy to set up, via the settings screens in DriveWorks Pro. Just enter: Vault Name, User Name and Password, etc – and then DriveWorks takes care of the rest.

To see all of this in action, check out the EPDM Integration video on the DriveWorks Pro website.

You can also read more in the DriveWorks Pro HelpFile 

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