DriveWorksXpress is ideal for everyday repetitive design tasks. Use it to create multiple variations of SOLIDWORKS Parts, Assemblies and Drawings quickly and accurately. Save time, reduce repetitive tasks and minimise costly errors.
You’ll find DriveWorksXpress under the SOLIDWORKS Tools menu, all you need to do is activate it by following these simple steps:
• Capture and re-use your design knowledge
• Drive SOLIDWORKS Model geometry (Part and Assembly Dimensions, Features and Custom Properties) • Create an input form to enter your requirements • Use rules to link the values on your form to files to be generated
• Run – Generate your new SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Part, Assembly and Drawing files
Set up your Project
Run – Just fill out your Input Form
Your new files created automatically
Run – Fill out your form again & again
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Benefits of DriveWorksXpress
Entry Level Design Automation inside SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Design software.
DriveWorksXpress is Rules-Based software included in SOLIDWORKS and is ideal if the designs and projects you work on are the same but different. It is widely used in many industries from trailers to conveyors, furniture to machinery, mechanical seals to pressure vessels, windows & doors.
Save Time - Capture and re-use design knowledge to reduce repetitive tasks
Reduce Costly Errors - Incorporate design rules to minimize errors and the cost of manual mistakes
Free Up - Liberate design engineers from repetitive tasks to concentrate on new and special designs
Scalable - Upgrade path from DriveWorksXpress to DriveWorks Solo and DriveWorks Pro
From stand-alone seats to company-wide solutions, DriveWorks software can be used for Design Automation and Sales Configuration by most companies creating ‘Same but Different’ products.
Whether you are an engineer looking for a Design Automation solution or a company wanting to provide CPQ Product Configurators and Guided Selling for your own teams, distributors dealers and even customers, DriveWorks software is modular and scalable so you can set up and use the products to your advantage and at your own pace.
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Supported Operating Systems and Browsers
Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (DriveWorks Desktop Applications)
DriveWorks Pro is made up of a number of Software Modules – Please check the DriveWorks Pro Data Sheet for specific functionality of each to meet your needs.
Preview Generation (On Demand) is available for DriveWorks Solo and Pro modules that run as an add-in to SOLIDWORKS and is not available in DriveWorks Pro Live.
The modules DriveWorks Pro user and DriveWorks Pro Live provide access for Users to enter data.
DriveWorks Pro Live provides seamless conversion of DriveWorks projects for web access.
DriveWorks Pro Autopilot is required for some features.
Multiple DriveWorks Pro Autopilots are required for some features.
DriveWorks Pro User is required for some features.
SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD
DriveWorksXpress is included in SOLIDWORKS, for Design Automation and rapid creation of design variations.
SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD solutions enable companies to speed up product development, reduce manufacturing costs, and improve product quality and reliability across a wide range of industries and applications.
Intuitive product development tools give you the capabilities to create, validate, communicate, and manage your product designs so you can rapidly bring your products to market.
The software can be purchased via the SOLIDWORKS Value Added Reseller Channel.
SOLIDWORKS® delivers robust 3D design capabilities, performance, and ease-of-use. Not only can you create fully detailed parts, assemblies, and production-level drawings, but you can access all the tools required to generate complex surfaces, sheet metal flat patterns, and structural welded assemblies.
SOLIDWORKS also includes DriveWorksXpress to automate designs, and other wizards to perform stress analysis, and determine the environmental impact of components.
SOLIDWORKS Premium is a comprehensive 3D design solution that adds powerful simulation and design validation to the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Professional, as well as ECAD/MCAD collaboration, reverse engineering, and advanced wire and pipe routing functionality.
SOLIDWORKS Professional builds on the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Standard to increase design productivity, with file management tools, advanced photorealistic rendering, automated cost estimation, eDrawings® Professional collaboration capabilities, automated design and drawing checking, and a sophisticated components and parts library.
Get up to speed quickly with SOLIDWORKS Standard and unlock the benefits of this powerful 3D design solution for rapid creation of parts, assemblies, and 2D drawings. Application-specific tools for sheet metal, weldments, surfacing, and mold tool and die make it easy to deliver best-in-class designs.
Dassault Systemes has chosen to include the Xpress version of DriveWorks (DriveWorksXpress) inside all licenses of SOLIDWORKS Premium, Professional and Standard. This is a great measure of market demand for Design Automation and for proven DriveWorks technology.
As DriveWorksXpress is included in SOLIDWORKS, first line Technical Support is provided by SOLIDWORKS Certified Resellers. They are in turn supported by DS SOLIDWORKS.
Our own experienced Applications Engineers and Developers provide training and support for DS SOLIDWORKS. Join in, ask questions & chat in the DriveWorksXpress area inside the SOLIDWORKS Forum. Training classes can be arranged through DriveWorks Resellers.
You’ll find Help inside DriveWorksXpress by clicking F1 or the Help icon inside the product.
Check out other resources such as our Getting Started Webinars, How to Video Clips and posts on the SOLIDWORKS Forum.
From a single user to a multi-user environment
DriveWorks software solutions are modular and scalable, so companies can get started with the minimum of effort and financial outlay. You can start with DriveWorksXpress, upgrade to DriveWorks Solo and then add one or more of the DriveWorks Pro individual modules.
Entry level product built inside SOLIDWORKS. Set up and use in the engineering department to automate your design process and reduce repetitive tasks.
More powerful Design Automation for SOLIDWORKS CAD Engineers and Product Designers. Download the software and try it FREE for 30 days. Online Training resources available.
Configurator for desktop, mobile and tablet. Add specific software modules as you need them and as you automate more. Extend and share the benefits of Automation to others in the organization AND online.
What More Can I do With DriveWorks Solo?
You can create Quotes for use by colleagues in Sales
You’ll also be able to create customizable forms, preview your results on screen, use more functions and variables in your rule building, together with advanced drawing-view capability and control. These are just some of the additional features that you can take advantage of in DriveWorks Solo.
Use DriveWorks Pro Administrator to set up and manage your projects. Once set up, add more DriveWorks Pro Modules such as DriveWorks Pro Live and DriveWorks Autopilot so others can fill out the forms to design and configure new variations.
Other users can be other engineers, non-technical staff, colleagues on the network or external users, such as distributors or customers. They will be able to specify new variations simply by filling out the forms which can be integrated within your existing website. Specifications can be processed by DriveWorks Pro Autopilot, automatically taking care of the creation of 3D Parts, Assemblies, 2D Drawings as well as any documents (DWG, DXF, PDF, Word, Excel, JPG, XML) required.
Results such as quotes and eDrawings can be emailed using functionality in DriveWorks Pro Autopilot and even passed to other company systems such as ERP and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional.
DriveWorks 3D Viewer
The DriveWorks 3D Viewer is a free mobile app that allows anyone with a compatible mobile device to download, view, save and share 3D files.
It is a ‘must have’ for all businesses using DriveWorks Pro as an Online Product or Sales Configurator. The app allows mobile-friendly versions of configurable 3D CAD files to be viewed, used and even shared by anyone using an iPad, iPhone, Android or Windows 8 tablet and who wants to show off their products in 3D.