A suite of productivity tools which enhance, automate and optimize functionality in SolidWorks 3D design products, developed by Hawk Ridge Systems exclusively for our customers and made available to all SolidWorks users.
Hawk Ridge Systems takes a great amount of pride in maintaining constant communication with our customer base. Whether it's through technical support cases, emails, or normal follow up calls, we strive to stay as connected to the people using our products as possible. Through this connection, we often hear of functions the software is lacking or areas that can be more user friendly. In an effort to help our customers as much as possible, we do our best to fill these needs. This is how HawkWare was born.
HawkWareTM is a full suite of productivity tools to enhance the functionality and usability of the different SolidWorks products. These tools are created, tested, and maintained in-house here at Hawk Ridge Systems so you know you are getting the highest level of quality control possible. HawkWare is available in two different levels.
The standard level HawkWare tools are generally designed to automate a piece of functionality which already exists in the software. This could be turning 5 clicks into 2 clicks, or adding a small interface to make the action you are performing more visible. These tools are very simple to install and operate, and with the included instruction manuals, anyone with the proper permissions can get them up and running.
Our professional level HawkWare tools are designed to add functionality where it doesn't currently exist in a product. For example, our Auto Part Number tool adds an interface for creating your own automatically generated part numbers for SolidWorks Files. While these tools add great functionality for your users, they are still very simple to install, update, and administer.
A collection of productivity enhancing add-ins for SolidWorks users that speed up your daily tasks and add functionality that SolidWorks lacks otherwise. With over 10 enhancement requests addressed for the 2013 release, HawkWare Tools is the most robust, free SolidWorks utility available today. Here are some of the 23 available utilities
SolidWorks Performance Monitor Monitor your RAM usage and GDI Handles Bulk Export Utility Export a group of SolidWorks files to multiple formats at 1 time Folder Custom Properties Report Get a detailed report of all the SolidWorks custom properties for a group of files Assembly component Save-As On the fly Save-As operations for assembly components directly from the assembly interface Copy Assembly Custom Properties to Components Push all or selected assembly custom properties to its components Remove Component Colors Automatically remove all assembly level custom properties from the assembly Remove face, feature or body specific colors from the part level Where-Used Table Insert a Where-Used table into drawings Explode Configurations Explode all configurations into distinct files
Our Card Plus application adds a great deal of functionality directly to your data cards in Enterprise PDM and can be accessed with a simple button on the data card. Card Plus give you 4 distinct functions otherwise unavailable in EPDM:
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Don't let its name fool you; SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (EPDM) is the premier data management choice for SolidWorks users regardless of your company size. With the incredible advantage of being based on Microsoft SQL Server, Enterprise PDM has enormous flexibility in how it can be configured. From simple revision management and search, all the way to full-blown engineering change control and companywide document management, Enterprise PDM can be what you want it to be.
Q: If have an idea for a tool, can I suggest that to the HawkWare Team
A: Of course! If you have a suggestion or idea please e-mail us at HawkWare@hawkridgesys.com and you might see it as a future offering.
Q: Can I get a custom application developed?
A: Absolutely. Our HawkWare development team is availble to spec out custom applications at any time. If you have questions about a custom application, please contact us at HawkWare@hawkridgesys.com
Q: Is the license structure for HawkWare dependent on how many users I have?
A: No, our current fee based HawkWare products are all based on a site licensing structure.