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

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?

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?

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

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!

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

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

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

Running Fever at DriveWorks HQ

Running is a passion that’s shared by many members of the DriveWorks team. We often hear about people taking part in Park Runs, completing marathons or discussing their personal best times. Last week a few members of the DriveWorks team took part in running competitions and they shared some exciting updates with us…

Are You Entering the SOLIDWORKS World T-Shirt Design Contest?

Are you an avid SOLIDWORKS user? Are you creative? Do you want to see your very own design worn by the thousands of attendees at SOLIDWORKS World 2019? Then enter the SOLIDWORKS World T-Shirt design contest and show off your best work!

New: DriveWorks Forms Tech Stack

The DriveWorks Forms Tech Stack showcases the underlying forms technology in DriveWorks that makes it possible to create a custom UI. See how you can use the functionality in DriveWorks to create configurator forms that meet your specific needs.

Just Announced: DriveWorks World 2019!

Details of DriveWorks World 2019, our annual technical training event for DriveWorks users, have just been announced. Join us April 29th – May 3rd 2019 at MicroTek, a purpose-built training venue in Chicago, USA.

How to Install and Use the DriveWorks CPQ Template

The DriveWorks CPQ Template is distributed using the DriveWorks CPQ Template Installer. In this article we’re looking at how to use the installer, getting started with a CPQ solution and how to customise it to suit your needs.

New: DriveWorks Rules Tech Stack

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

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

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.

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