New: DriveWorks Rules Tech Stack

Written by Jessica Taylor on September 25th, 2018.

The DriveWorks Rules Tech Stack showcases the underlying rules technology in DriveWorks that makes it possible to create an intelligent solution. See how you can use DriveWorks to create a design automation and sales configurator solution that meets your specific needs.


DriveWorks Featured in The Parliamentary Review

Written by Danielle Brown on September 19th, 2018.

Combining political commentary from leading journalists, with sector specific insight from Secretaries of State, Ministers and MPs, The Parliamentary Review is an indispensable guide to industry best practice, which demonstrates how sector leaders have responded to challenges in the political and economic environment. DriveWorks are pleased to be featured in this year’s edition of The Parliamentary Review as a Best Practice Representative in Technology.


New: DriveWorks 3D Tech Stack

Written by Jessica Taylor on September 18th, 2018.

The DriveWorks 3D Tech Stack showcases the underlying 3D technology in DriveWorks that makes it possible to create interactive online 3D configurators. See how you can use DriveWorks technology to let customers see their custom products in 3D and view the effects of their design changes immediately.


Guided Selling with DriveWorks CPQ

Written by Danielle Brown on September 17th, 2018.

In today’s competitive market, manufacturing companies should consider building guided selling into their digital strategy. This approach is often described as a Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) solution. At DriveWorks we’ve developed a CPQ template to make it easy for manufacturing companies to quickly reap the benefits of guided selling and CPQ.


Accelerate Your Online Configurator with Your Marketing Team

Written by Jessica Taylor on September 14th, 2018.

Free Designer License When You Buy DriveWorks Pro Administrator – Make your online 3D configurator look amazing with a license for the exclusive use of your Graphic Design or Marketing Team.


Improve Your SOLIDWORKS Skills with the DriveWorksXpress Certification

Written by Jessica Taylor on September 13th, 2018.

Design automation is becoming the norm. Engineering students and professionals can gain the skills they need by completing the DriveWorksXpress Training and Certification. It’s free and in just 3 steps, 3 hours you can become a Certified DriveWorksXpress Associate (CDWXA).


What is the DriveWorks CPQ Template?

Written by Danielle Brown on September 10th, 2018.

The DriveWorks CPQ Template is a series of DriveWorks projects and templates that when combined create a powerful CPQ solution. It’s a starting point for any DriveWorks customer and can be used as a complete CPQ solution or taken apart to use individual features and functionality.


What is Configure, Price and Quote (CPQ) Software?

Written by Danielle Brown on September 3rd, 2018.

The ability to configure, price and quote easily has become essential for companies of all sizes, in all industries. In this article, we’re looking at what CPQ software is, why a company would use it and how the manufacturing industry is changing due to digitalization.


Shotton Group Reduce Time Taken to Produce Sales Documents from Half a Day to 30 Minutes Using DriveWorks

Written by Danielle Brown on August 28th, 2018.

Shotton Group are a family owned business with four divisions operating across Australia. In 2010, the company founded ‘Shotton Lifts’, becoming the only local manufacturer of residential, commercial and disabled access lifts in Melbourne, Australia. In this case study, we’re looking at how they’re using DriveWorks to configure their custom lifts and to produce sales documents quickly.


Summer Celebrations at DriveWorks

Written by Jessica Taylor on August 22nd, 2018.

On Saturday the DriveWorks team got together for our annual Summer Party. Automation IPA made a comeback and spent the afternoon playing games, eating pizza and having fun! It was a great way to say goodbye to the placements students returning to university soon and welcome the new placement students into our team!


DriveWorks 16 SP1 Released

Written by Danielle Brown on August 20th, 2018.

DriveWorks 16 SP1 was released on 20th August 2018 and it is now available to download from the DriveWorks Community. Our developers have added some new features and updated code which has been tested rigorously by our tech team.


Supporting the 2018 Pan-Mass Challenge

Written by Danielle Brown on August 14th, 2018.

Each year the Pan-Mass Challenge brings together thousands of impassioned cyclists, committed volunteers, generous donors and dedicated corporate sponsors. On Friday 3rd August 2018, Heather from the DriveWorks team volunteered at this event for her 6th year. Heather’s husband Earl also rode with his son Ethan on Team Dassault.


Digitising Bridges: An Integrated Digital Delivery Process Using DriveWorks and SOLIDWORKS

Written by Danielle Brown on August 6th, 2018.

Recently, Laing O’Rourke collaborated with Tony Gee and Partners and Cambridge University to develop a unified digital delivery process for the bridge industry. The project configures bridge designs from a set of key inputs and a library of parametric components. The design configuration tools, created using SOLIDWORKS and DriveWorks, provide a smoother digital process for the design, manufacture and assembly of components, which reduces the time it takes to complete a bridge.


We’ve Reached Our Defibrillator Fundraising Target!

Written by Jessica Taylor on July 31st, 2018.

We’ve been fundraising for a life-saving defibrillator since August last year. Following our recent bake sale, we’ve now reached our target! Thank you to everyone who has supported the cause and helped us reach our target!