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The Top 5 Advantages of Using DriveWorks Design Automation and CPQ Software for Manufacturing

DriveWorks Design Automation and CPQ Software

Use DriveWorks software to build a design automation and online sales configurator solution to suit your business needs.

DriveWorks is ideal for manufacturers who design and sell ‘same but different’ products.

Enable engineers, sales teams, distributors and customers to design, engineer and configure to order, on any device.

Automate design processes and the creation of order-specific sales quotes, documents, and manufacturing data, including SOLIDWORKS® parts, assemblies, and drawings.

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Top 5 Advantages of DriveWorks Design Automation and CPQ, from a DriveWorks Expert

The commercial benefits of DriveWorks software are clear, and they are the advantages that first come to mind when we think about the importance of a design automation and CPQ solution.

However, for the individuals that set up and use DriveWorks software, there are additional benefits too, that you might not have considered.

DriveWorks solves common challenges for engineers, giving them more time to focus on the creative, more rewarding aspects of their role.

Before joining the DriveWorks team, Paul Gimbel has had a lot of experience of implementing DriveWorks software. He’s spent time chatting with other engineers, learning about their challenges and discussing the ways they have used DriveWorks software to solve them.

So, here, we find out what the top 5 advantages of using DriveWorks software are for the engineers who set up and use it.

5. The Community of DriveWorks Users

You are not alone! The DriveWorks community is filled with people just like you, that have been through what you’ve been through and are happy to share their experiences and their stories.

4. Guided Selling Reduces Strange Requirements

Guide your users through the design of your product, letting them know what options are available, and helping them find the best solution to their requirements, rather than letting your users guess what’s best. Nobody knows your product better than you do.

3. Automation Encourages Consistency

By automating your processes, it becomes easier to reuse process steps and components you’ve already created, resulting in a more streamlined design process.

2. Creating Automation Forces Self-Reflection

When you implement DriveWorks, you have the opportunity to re-evaluate how you work and leverage the new technology to work smarter and faster.

1. FUN!

This may seem a little counterintuitive, but DriveWorks automates the drudgery. That means that your designers, engineers, and others in your organization can let go of those non-value-added tasks and start doing the jobs you hired them for, the ones they really enjoy. Plus, I think implementing DriveWorks is a whole lot of fun, but hey, that’s what I do!

Paul Gimbel
DriveWorks Sherpa

Paul is an enthusiast for innovation and automation. With industry experience and years of accumulated technical knowledge and insight, Paul is a highly experienced DriveWorks implementer. Paul often shares his in-depth product knowledge through articles, blogs, events, and in the DriveWorks forum.

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