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Catching Up With: Nick Sweeney, PLM Applications Engineer at InFlow Technology

Written by Lucy Price on

Recently, we had a chance to sit down and have a catch up with Nick Sweeney, PLM Applications Engineer at InFlow Technology. We speak to Nick about his education, his current role at Inflow and of course, hearing his fond memories of working at DriveWorks! Look out for Part Two coming soon.

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Updates to Our Configurator Examples

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Our product configurator examples are a great way to see whats possible with DriveWorks, in a range of scenarios and industries. Since the release of DriveWorks 19, we have updated driveworkslive.com to use the most up-to-date DriveWorks technology. We also added a new, updated results screen, check it out in this blog!

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Activate to Automate with DriveWorksXpress, Inside SOLIDWORKS

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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. To activate DriveWorksXpress inside SOLIDWORKS and start automating your designs, follow these quick and easy steps.

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Get to Know DriveWorks

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Use DriveWorks to build a design automation and custom online sales configurator solution to suit your business needs. DriveWorks is ideal for manufacturers who design and sell the same but different products. Get to know DriveWorks!

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Cubis Systems Improve End User Experience and Speed Up Generation Time with DriveWorks

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Cubis Systems, headquartered in Northern Ireland is the global leader in Composite Access Chambers and Cable Protection Systems. The company exports to over 30 countries worldwide from operations in 7 manufacturing sites in the UK, Ireland and Australia. Cubis Systems purchased DriveWorks after identifying a growing demand for bespoke products and solutions. In responding to this market opportunity, Cubis also wanted to enhance the customer experience by including accurate visuals and sales drawings for these custom orders.

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Custom Canopy Demo – DriveWorks Pro Example

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In this blog, were using one of the examples and following the quick and easy steps to configure a custom canopy online. We will work through a few quick and easy steps in this custom configurator to design the canopy. By utilizing Interactive DriveWorks Form Controls we will be able to make changes to the design of the canopy easily. We soon see how easy it is to design this product in DriveWorks and get a full set of engineering drawings when our configuration is complete, and order submitted. The DriveWorks Live website has many examples showing the latest DriveWorks technology in action.

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A Round Up of DriveWorks Drivers June Meeting

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In 2020, we hosted the very first meeting of DriveWorks Drivers. We had so much fun, and it was so successful that weve hosted 2 meetings since, and they seem to be getting better and better each time. In June we hosted the 3rd DriveWorks Drivers meeting and welcomed our customers, resellers, and partners together to share technical knowledge as well as practical experience. Find out what we got up to!

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DriveWorks Welcomes Experienced Business Tech Leader to Support Further International Growth

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As a global software development company, we are delighted to welcome experienced senior business leader, Sharon Baylay as Non-Executive Chair. Sharons appointment follows investment earlier this year by BGF, the UKs most active growth capital investor. Sharons experience spans 30 years in and around technology.

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DriveWorks CPQ for Manufacturing

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Configure, design and sell custom products in record time with DriveWorks CPQ for Manufacturing. Create your own configure, price, quote (CPQ) solution, powered by DriveWorks rules-based automation. Automate the creation of all the data you need to sell, design and manufacture custom products, from simple parts to complex systems.

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Catching Up With Brad Meador Star City SWUG Leader Part 2

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We recently caught up with Star City SWUG. Leader, Brad Meador It was a pleasure speaking to Brad to learn more about his role at Altec and how he Started the Star City SWUG. In this second part of the interview with Brad we will be speaking more about Start City SWUG, getting students involved in SOLIDWORKS, and his time at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021.

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Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day

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The 23rd of June marks an important day for celebrating women in engineering. Thanks to the Womens Engineering Society, today is recognised as International Women in Engineering Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields and encouraging young women to pursue STEM career paths.

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DriveWorks Learning Resources for SOLIDWORKS User Groups

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In addition to the virtual SOLIDWORKS User Group meetings, we wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some free online technical resources available for you to use or share with your SOLIDWORKS User Group members.

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Catching Up With Brad Meador – Star City SWUG Leader – Part 1

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We recently caught up with Star City SWUG. Leader, Brad Meador It was a pleasure speaking to Brad to learn more about his role at Altec and how he Started the Star City SWUG. Stay tuned for Part 2 of our interview with Brad where we will be speaking more about Start City SWUG, getting students involved in SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021.

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Monmouth Scientific Use 3D to Enhance User Experience

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Monmouth Scientific specialise in Filtration and Ducted Fume Cabinets installations. Monmouth Scientifics end goal with DriveWorks was to have a clean room configurator that would enable the customer, assisted by the sales team, to design their own bespoke clean room. Introducing the 3D configurator has saved both the sales team and design team a lot of time in the design-to-order process. Now they can have a 3D image for every quote and they can interactively work through the layout with the client.

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Catching Up With Our Community

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We have been busy catching up with lots of different people from all corners of the SOLIDWORKS Community over the past few months. Its been great to learn more about the different career paths that have led members of the community to being such a key part of the network. Catch up on any blogs you may have missed.

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