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DriveWork is Design Automation software which allows you to quickly and easily create and configure custom products inside SOLIDWORKS. Use DriveWorks and SOLIDWORKS to reduce the cost of custom designs, respond quickly to sales inquiries, enhance product quality and reduce repetitive tasks.
Are your designs the SAME but DIFFERENT?
DriveWorksXpress is the easy-to-use design automation tool inside every license of SOLIDWORKS that allows you to quickly and accurately create multiple variations of your SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies and drawings.
If you offer many different product options or every customer order is bespoke, DriveWorksXpress can help you capture your design rules, recreate variations of existing designs, reduce repetitive tasks, save time, and improve product quality.
- Capture and re-use your design knowledge
- Incorporate design rules to minimize errors and the cost of manual mistakes
- Automate repetitive tasks to reduce design time when specifying new variants
- Liberate design engineers from repetitive tasks to concentrate on new and special designs
Design automation and knowledge capture
Every design follows rules, based on experience, company standards, materials used, or manufacturing methods.
SOLIDWORKS lets you capture some of these rules by adding geometric relationships, equations, configurations, and design tables – or a combination of all of them. Many of these techniques only work well if you know in advance what your customer will ask for and all the possible permutations.
DriveWorksXpress uses a different approach. With simple and straightforward rules and decision logic, you can easily capture and reuse all of your design and manufacturing knowledge and generate new variations of your products over and over again, in minutes instead of hours or days.
Set up ONCE and RUN again and again
You can find DriveWorksXpress already installed for free inside your current version of SOLIDWORKS, on the “Evaluate” tab or under the “Tools > Xpress Products” drop down menu.
By following these four easy steps, you can set up and run a design automation project in DriveWorksXpress, then run the project as many times as you like, fill out the form with your customer’s specifications, and quickly generate multiple new versions of your parts, assemblies, and drawings.
Easy migration path
All DriveWorks products are scalable – any design automation projects you create using DriveWorksXpress can be seamlessly migrated to DriveWorks Solo or DriveWorks Pro, so you can add extra capabilities to your design automation projects as and when you need them.
DriveWorks Solo adds features such as dynamic input forms, advanced drawing control, and automatic document creation for sales quotes, cover letters, and BOMs.
With DriveWorks Pro you can extend the benefits of design automation to your engineers, sales teams, and other non- technical users inside your business, or globally through your company website as an online sales configurator, so that sales teams, distributors, dealers and customers can configure and order customized products anytime, anywhere, on any device.