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3DEXPERIENCE速 World 2024: Join Us at Stand #1024 in Exhibition Hall C

Written by Clare McKenna on

Come and find us at Stand #1024 in Exhibition Hall C at 3DEXPERIENCE速 World 2024. Be part of the excitement, explore the future of design automation, and connect with like-minded people who share your passion for innovation. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Inspiring the Next Generation: Reshaping Manufacturing Careers

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The manufacturing industry faces a growing recruitment challenge. With a widening skills gap and more and more young people discounting a career in manufacturing, this blog looks at the role of apprenticeships and education collaboration in helping to overcome the challenge.

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DriveWorks Solo Tech Tip: Capturing and Driving Instances

Written by Clare McKenna on

In DriveWorks Solo, there are a number of ways to control the sub-components of your Assemblies. One way is to simply capture the sub-components themselves, and drive them like any other part or assembly. You can also capture them as Instances of their parent Assembly. This handy tip explains the different ways to capture sub-components, and when to use them.

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Revolutionizing How the DriveWorks Team Order Milk

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At DriveWorks HQ we get through lots of milk every day! So, when we encountered a challenge with the way we confirmed our milk order quantity, we asked one of the DriveWorks team to come up with a solution. This blog looks at how Applications Engineer, Nathan, solved our milk tag challenge.

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The DriveWorks Challenge 4

Written by Clare McKenna on

The DriveWorks Challenge 4 is live! And its all about the best use of SVG images in DriveWorks. You can use the project provided to create the best SVG image or use it to create the best use case for SVG images. The closing date for this challenge is 28th February 2024. Good luck!

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CPQ FAQ – Discover The World of Configure, Price, Quote

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Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) software solutions help businesses of all sizes streamline their sales process by automating the configuration of customized products and services, determining accurate pricing, enabling guided selling, and generating quotes. Our CPQ FAQ guide answers your most frequently asked questions.

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Design Automation – Not Just for Complete Products

Written by Jessica Taylor on

DriveWorksXpress allows you to automate any part of your SOLIDWORKS速 design, giving you the flexibility to automate time-consuming and repetitive tasks, simplifying your design process, and enabling you to use your time more efficiently. Activate your free license of DriveWorksXpress, inside the SOLIDWORKS速 Tools Menu.

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Spotlight on the “Introduction To…” Webinar Series

Written by Clare McKenna on

Our “Introduction To” webinar series is designed to give you an in-depth look at the capabilities of DriveWorks solutions. Our product experts share their knowledge and give you the opportunity to find out more about how to transform your manufacturing and sales processes with DriveWorks.

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Key Considerations for the Successful Implementation of a DriveWorks Visual Product Configurator

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DriveWorks Implementation Partner HiTech has extensive experience in implementing DriveWorks and they have recently shared their advice for implementing a custom visual product configurator. This blog gives an overview of their key considerations for a successful implementation.

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Embracing Digital Transformation & Staying Ahead with Digital Technologies

Written by Jessica Taylor on

The most important thing to embracing change is educating and understanding. Organisations that are well informed about the possibilities of digital transformation are more likely to succeed. Educating yourself and your workforce about what digitization could mean for your company helps alleviate fears and debunk misconceptions.

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Breaking the Stigma: Degree Apprenticeships

Written by Clare McKenna on

The apprenticeship system in the UK has undergone considerable change and development over recent years, however, a lingering stigma around apprenticeships still exists. We explore the reasons behind this and take a look at degree apprenticeships at DriveWorks, and the benefits of apprenticeships for young people and employers.

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DriveWorksXpress Getting Started Webinar

Written by Clare McKenna on

The DriveWorksXpress Getting Started Webinar is a free 1-hour session taking you through the first steps to automating with DriveWorksXpress. Ideal for everyday repetitive design tasks, DriveWorksXpress provides entry-level design automation inside SOLIDWORKS速.

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DriveWorks Challenge 3 Winners

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For DriveWorks Challenge 3 the participants were tasked with creating a new component to optimize the cutting of pipe segments for a fictional piping system design company. Here we recap on the details of the challenge and announce the all-important winners. Well done everyone, and please join us for Challenge 4!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Written by Clare McKenna on

Happy Thanksgiving 2023 from the DriveWorks Team! As we reflect on gratitude, we’re very thankful for your support. Wishing you all a day filled with joy, laughter, and memorable moments with family and friends. Our hours of operation and response times remain the same during this holiday.

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Best Practices for DriveWorks 3D

Written by Jessica Taylor on

The most important aspect of implementing DriveWorks is good planning. In a recent article, Ketan Panchal, Design Automation Manager at HiTech, DriveWorks Implementation Partner, has shared key considerations for implementing a visual product configurator with DriveWorks. The article includes tips and best practices for ensuring your 3D is optimized for best performance.

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