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Design Automation

Powerful SOLIDWORKS® part, assembly and drawing automation - start your 30 day free trial today

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Design Automation for SOLIDWORKS®

Capture and reuse design, manufacturing and cost estimation knowledge to deliver custom products faster and with greater accuracy, without using complex macros, design tables or configurations

Eliminate Errors

DriveWorks rules based SOLIDWORKS® automation eliminates errors and expensive, time-consuming design changes.

Save Time & Innovate More

Automate repetitive SOLIDWORKS® tasks and free up engineers to focus on product innovation and development.

SOLIDWORKS® Gold Partner

DriveWorksXpress, DriveWorks Solo and DriveWorks Pro are certified SOLIDWORKS® Gold Partner products.

DriveWorksXpress is included free inside SOLIDWORKS

How Does SOLIDWORKS Design Automation Work?

Setup once then run your DriveWorks configurator over and over again

1

Capture SOLIDWORKS® Models

Capture the parameters you currently change manually in your SOLIDWORKS® models, assemblies and drawings using the DriveWorks Add-in.

2

Build Rules & Logic

Enter your engineering knowledge into custom rules to automatically control and update the captured parameters using the intelligent DriveWorks Rules Builder.

3

Run Project

Run your DriveWorks project over and over again. Enter order-specific design requirements and automatically generate new SOLIDWORKS® models, assemblies, drawings and BOMs, based on your rules.

DriveWorks SOLIDWORKS® Design Automation Features

Powerful features for advanced SOLIDWORKS® design automation

Advanced SOLIDWORKS® Drawing Automation

Save time and boost product quality by automatically creating accurate SOLIDWORKS manufacturing drawings.

  • Control sheets, views, annotation text, annotation positions, layers, break lines and custom properties
  • Generation reports provide complete audit trail of drawing values
  • Save drawings out in additional file formats, such as PDF, JPEG, DWF and DWG

Master SOLIDWORKS® Files

DriveWorks creates new copies of your master SOLIDWORKS® files and all changes are made to these files, saved into new locations based on your rules.

  • Your master files are never modified or overwritten
  • No risk of master data becoming corrupt
  • Drawing references are always correct based on your rules

Replacement Components

Automatically replace components in your SOLIDWORKS® assemblies with static parts from a library or dynamic replacements pre-driven by DriveWorks.

  • Unlimited number of replacements
  • Keep master models simple
  • Add new replacement options easily

Intelligent Component Re-use

Control if DriveWorks creates new SOLIDWORKS® files or re-uses existing ones using rules.

  • Use intelligent file naming to build a library of components
  • Save generation time by using previously created models
  • Quickly propagate design changes

Generation Tasks

Apply specific tasks to run during the creation of your new SOLIDWORKS® models, assemblies and drawings for complete over control how your new model is created.

  • Toolbox of over 30 Generation Tasks
  • Granular control of SOLIDWORKS automation
  • Generative modelling with task looping

File Formats & Save Location

You have full control over the save location and folder structure of files created by DriveWorks. Automatically create any additional file format available in SOLIDWORKS®.

  • You have complete control over file naming, use intelligent file naming to create a library of parts
  • Save files exactly where you want them
  • Create any additional file format available in SOLIDWORKS®

SOLIDWORKS® PDM Professional

DriveWorks integrates with SOLIDWORKS® PDM Professional. Generated models, assemblies and drawings, as well as any additional file formats that have been created, can be automatically checked into the vault.

  • Check in assemblies, parts and drawings as they are generated by DriveWorks
  • DriveWorks always uses the latest master models and drawings in the PDM vault
  • Delete files and folders from the vault using DriveWorks
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