DriveWorks 16 SP2 Now Available

Written by Jessica Taylor on November 20th, 2018.

DriveWorks 16 SP2 is now available to download from the DriveWorks Community. This service pack includes updates to 3D, data management, specification functions, web service communication and model rules.


Providing Quotes and Technical Drawings within Minutes, Anytime, Anywhere, Any Day with DriveWorks

Written by Jessica Taylor on November 16th, 2018.

F.H.Brundle wanted a software that would allow customers to configure systems to their own dimensions, creating accurate quotes and detailed drawings in minutes, saving their customers hours of work and helping to eliminate mistakes. By using DriveWorks Pro to power Liveconfigurator™, F.H.Brundle are building customer loyalty, increasing sales and avoiding mistakes. Detailed quotes and drawings for each custom order are created within minutes anytime, anywhere.


Registration for DriveWorks World 2019 Is Now Open!

Written by Jessica Taylor on November 14th, 2018.

Register now for DriveWorks World – the annual technical training event for DriveWorks users. Be inspired and advance your technical knowledge. Join us: April 29th – May 3rd 2019 at MicroTek, a dedicated training facility in Chicago, USA.


Driven to Succeed by Henry Carpenter of Cheshire Business Magazine

Written by Danielle Brown on November 7th, 2018.

In a peaceful village on the outskirts of Warrington, a software company is making a big noise in the technology industry. Henry Carpenter, from Cheshire Business Magazine, catches up with the founders of DriveWorks and learns more about a local business which has a truly global reach.


Launch of the Technology in Business Forum

Written by Danielle Brown on November 6th, 2018.

Tomorrow Maria Sarkar, VP and Co-Founder of DriveWorks, is attending the launch of the Technology in Business Forum by Warrington & Co! This group is specifically for organisations providing technology based products, services and cloud solutions.


We’re Exhibiting at the Smart Factory Expo 2018!

Written by Danielle Brown on November 5th, 2018.

The Smart Factory Expo is the UK’s biggest digital manufacturing showcase and a celebration of the future of British industry! Digital technologies are impacting every aspect of manufacturing operations – linking together people, processes and products and transforming business outcomes. We’re pleased to announce that we’re exhibiting at the event and you’ll find our team on stand B52 in the Digital Transformation zone!


Movember Starts Today!

Written by Jessica Taylor on November 1st, 2018.

This year more of our team than ever before are taking part in Movember! They’re looking to beat last year’s fundraising total of £925. Keep checking back for updates on their moustache growing and fundraising journeys!


A Busy Day Supporting Our Resellers at Their SOLIDWORKS 2019 Launch Events!

Written by Danielle Brown on October 19th, 2018.

October has been a very busy month for the DriveWorks team! We’ve been on the road, supporting our reseller’s at their SOLIDWORKS 2019 launch events. Thursday 18th October was a very popular date on the calendar and lots of our resellers invited us to join them. We really enjoy attending these valuable events and we’re pleased to say that yesterday we attended 6 events in 5 countries!


Why Warrington?

Written by Jessica Taylor on October 18th, 2018.

Warrington has been ‘home’ to DriveWorks for the last 15 years. A recent article by City Metric got us reflecting on the place where we have planted our roots. Whether it’s a drink at the pub after work, a kick around on the football pitch, a weekend park run, the Sunday evening pub quiz or a meeting at one of the nearby modern facilities, there’s everything we need right here.


What Is Ambient Occlusion?

Written by Danielle Brown on October 18th, 2018.

Ambient Occlusion is a shading and rendering technique used to approximate how exposed each point in a scene is to ambient lighting. It darkens creases, holes, intersections and surfaces that are close to each other. In real life, these areas tend to block or occlude ambient light, therefore they appear darker. With the release of DriveWorks 16 SP 1, you now have the option of adding Ambient Occlusion to your DriveWorks 3D models.


New: Reporting Tech Stack

Written by Jessica Taylor on October 17th, 2018.

The Reporting & Diagnostics Tech Stack showcases the tools in DriveWorks that make it easy to set up and maintain your own DriveWorks Configurator. All reporting and diagnostic tools are in-built and require no setup.


Our Defibrillator is Now Onsite!

Written by Jessica Taylor on October 9th, 2018.

We spent 12-months fundraising for a defibrillator and it has now been installed on our site. Thank you to everyone who helped us to reach our target and provide a life saving device for our local community.


New: Automating CAD Tech Stack

Written by Jessica Taylor on October 9th, 2018.

The DriveWorks Automating CAD Tech Stack showcases the underlying technology in DriveWorks that makes it possible to save time and reduce errors by automating repetitive CAD design tasks. See how you can use the functionality in DriveWorks to automate SOLIDWORKS.


How to Activate DriveWorksXpress

Written by Jessica Taylor on October 8th, 2018.

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