Use DriveWorks locally or on the web to configure custom design quickly and easily

Sales Configurator & Design Automation Software

Use DriveWorks locally or on the web to configure custom designs quickly and easily. Generate Manufacturing Drawings, 3D Models and Sales Documents automatically.


DriveWorks software is used by companies across many different industries worldwide. It’s ideal for same but different designs.


From trailers to conveyors, furniture to machinery, mechanical seals to pressure vessels, windows & doors.


From a single seat to enterprise-wide deployments, there is a DriveWorks Automation product to suit the needs of most companies creating custom products.


DriveWorks is easy to set up and can be used by anyone!





Reasons to Automate

There are several good reasons why companies want to Automate what they do.

  • Reduce the cost of custom designs 

  • Respond quickly to sales enquiries

  • Enhance product quality

  • Reduce repetitive tasks


If you want to achieve these benefits and if you can answer YES to any of the questions below then DriveWorks Software may be the answer.

  • Does your company create new designs that are the same but different?

  • Do you have repetitive design tasks that could be automated?

  • Could your products be defined by a set of rules?


DriveWorks Software is Scalable

DriveWorks software solutions are scalable, so you can get started with the minimum of effort and financial outlay. You can start with DriveWorks Xpress, upgrade to DriveWorks Solo and then add one or more of the DriveWorks Pro individual modules.

Further Information on DriveWorks Solutions


DriveWorks Xpress

DriveWorks Xpress is included in EVERY seat of SOLIDWORKS


Our free product is fully embedded and included in every license of SOLIDWORKS ®

You’ll find it already installed and waiting for you to use under the SolidWorks Tools menu.
DriveWorksXpress provides entry-level Design Automation inside world-leading, 3D CAD design software SOLIDWORKS.
It is ideal for everyday repetitive design tasks. Use it to create multiple variations of SolidWorks Parts, Assemblies and Drawings quickly and accurately.


Fully integrated inside SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Software


Why choose DriveWorks Xpress?


  • DriveWorksXpress is included in EVERY new seat of SOLIDWORKS.

  • Tutorials Online

  • Create multiple variations of parts, assemblies and drawings quickly and accurately.

  • Engage with others in the DriveWorksXpress Forum

  • Reduce repetitive tasks.

  • FREE Downloadable Content to get you started from the Online Content Store


Features


Design Automation with DriveWorksXpress is easy

  • 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 Part, Assembly and Drawing files


DriveWorks Solo

What is DriveWorks Solo?

DriveWorks Solo is Design Automation software which allows you to quickly and easily create and configure custom products inside SOLIDWORKS®.


Use DriveWorks Solo & SOLIDWORKS to reduce the cost of custom designs, respond quickly to sales enquiries, enhance product quality & reduce repetitive tasks.

Setup and use DriveWorks Solo in the engineering department to generate the 3D Designs, detailed manufacturing drawings & quotes for each new order-specific design.


Enter new dimensions or order specific details into your own custom forms inside SOLIDWORKS for each variation required. The output is all the information required to manufacture and market product variants.


Set up and use in the engineering department.

  • Reduce the cost of custom designs

  • Respond quickly to sales enquiries

  • Enhance product quality

  • Reduce repetitive tasks



Why choose DriveWorks Solo?


  • 30 Day Trial

  • Templates - Includes sales quote & covering letters

  • Online Training - be proficient in an hour, expert in a day!

  • Quick Start Content – Sample Projects included

  • Comprehensive 'how to' video library



Features – DriveWorks Solo

DriveWorks Solo is Design Automation software which allows design engineers and product designers with SOLIDWORKS to quickly and easily create and configure custom products inside SOLIDWORKS®. Use DriveWorks Solo to reduce the cost of custom designs, respond quickly to sales enquiries, enhance product quality & reduce repetitive tasks.


Use DriveWorks Solo to generate order specific product variations.

You can generate your SOLIDWORKS Parts, Assemblies and detailed Drawings automatically. DriveWorks Solo even lets you preview and generate quotes to help you respond quickly to enquiries from your sales team.


Preview Results – 3D Models, Drawings and Documents.

DriveWorks Solo harnesses the power of SOLIDWORKS so you can preview the effect of your selections and see the changes to your design.  Preview mode is great for ‘what if’ scenarios too. You can make changes,  zoom in, zoom out, rotate and check the model before finalizing your design.


Customizable Forms to Aid Selections.

DriveWorks Solo has an inbuilt Form Designer, which you can use to design your own forms, to help you configure valid permutations. Include images as well as guidance messages and feedback in your form to help you select the right options. You can even add your own rules-based form-to-form navigation to help you move quickly through the forms depending on what options you need to select.


Re-use Existing Company Data

Companies that design and manufacture custom products, invariably rely on data that exists in other company systems, spreadsheets, note books, co-workers heads! DriveWorks Solo lets you copy information and then save it in Solo so that that data can be re-used in your project on the forms and as you build the rules for your custom designs.


Template Documents for Responding to Sales Enquiries

By linking the values entered on your DriveWorks forms to the rules and data inside DriveWorks Solo, you can provide a fast response to sales enquiries from your sales colleagues and customers. Use the in built DriveWorks Solo template quote, covering letter and BOM to create a professional response automatically and all based on your rules.


Advanced Control over your Drawings

With DriveWorks Solo you can use rules to control the state and scale of Sheets. You can also control the state, scale and position of Views, the position of Break Lines, Annotations, Annotation Positions, Layers, and Custom Properties. DriveWorks Solo can also save Drawings out in other file formats, such as PDF, JPEG, DWF and DWG.


New Files Created Where You Want Them – Automatically

When you are happy that your specification meets your requirements, you can finalize your results. Your models will be saved where you want them with the final file names assigned (and based on your rules); your detail drawings and documents will also be generated… so that you are ready to start manufacturing.

DriveWorks Pro


Design and Configure Custom Products in Minutes not Days


What is Pro?

With DriveWorks Pro you can create a Custom Configurator that ANYONE can use. Use DriveWorks locally or on the web to configure custom designs quickly and easily.


It is ideal for ANY business involved in order-specific designs. DriveWorks will generate Manufacturing Drawings, 3D Models and Sales Documents accurately and automatically.


Today’s customers and markets demand ever increasing variation and customization. Most manufacturers wish they could reap the benefits of mass production where an initial investment in design and engineering can be exploited over time. DriveWorks Pro enables companies to capture design knowledge, rules and experience. This knowledge can be re-used in order to create new variant designs, quickly and cost effectively.


Set up and use in the engineering department, extend to non-technical staff or even to the web to respond to customer enquiries

  • Reduce the cost of custom designs

  • Respond quickly to sales enquiries

  • Enhance product quality

  • Reduce repetitive tasks


Why choose DriveWorks Pro?


  • Upscale from DriveWorksXpress and/or DriveWorks Solo

  • Ability to integrate with other company systems eg ERP, MRP, CRM

  • Deploy company wide. Multiple Modules available - Administrator, User, Autopilot and Live for the web

  • Integration with SolidWorks Enterprise PDM

  • 3 Day Training Course

  • Ability to import/export Dynamic Data

  • Comprehensive 'how to' video library

  • Built in Rules Intelligence & Analysis


Features – DriveWorks Pro

Use DriveWorks locally or on the web to configure custom designs quickly and easily.

Generate Manufacturing Drawings, 3D Models and Sales Documents automatically. Set up and use DriveWorks Pro in the Engineering Department, extend to Sales Teams and non-technical staff or even to the web as a powerful sales tool to respond to customer enquiries.


Powerful Design Automation

SolidWorks can be easily automated with the DriveWorks Pro add-in software. You decide what you want sales people and customers to be able to configure and create, such as Dimensions, Features, Custom Properties and Drawings. You create ‘rules’ with understandable Excel style syntax, no custom code or programming knowledge is required.


DriveWorks extends your engineer-to-order capability across your organization by providing integration with other business systems such as CRM, ERP and PDM


Create an Online Sales Configurator for desktop, mobile and tablet

Improve your sales and marketing with a custom Online Product Configurator. Allowing your sales people, distributors and customers to directly specify new variations of your product on a device of their choice will reduce the time it takes to respond to customer enquiries and will help you win more business fast.


Modular – Add Functionality and License Types

From stand-alone seats to company-wide solutions, DriveWorks software can be used for Design Automation and Sales Configuration. Whether you are an engineer looking for a Design Automation solution or a company wanting to provide Product Configuration and Guided Selling for your own teams, Distributors and Dealers, DriveWorks software is modular and scalable so you can set up and use the products to your advantage and at your own pace.


Configurable and Customizable Interface

DriveWorks incorporates its own Form Designer making it very easy to create great looking forms and interfaces for entering product requirements.
Your interface can be customized to match your corporate branding and even embedded in your own website.


Generate Multiple File Types

DriveWorks has the ability to create Documents such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or HTML files for use  as Quotations, Covering letters, Delivery Notes, BOMs, etc. Whenever a SolidWorks Part, Assembly, or Drawing is generated, DriveWorks can also save the model or drawing in a variety of other formats, for example, eDrawings, DXFs, PDF and so on.


Integration to other Company Systems

DriveWorks has been built so that it is easy to pass data to and from other company systems; ERP, MRP and CRM. Information does not need to be manually re-entered on the form and this in turn helps to cut down the potential for costly errors caused by mis-typing.



Video Demonstrations


DriveWorks Solo


DriveWorks Pro




Further Information


DriveWorks Xpress Data Sheet




DriveWorks Solo Data Sheet




DriveWorks Pro Data Sheet



DriveWorks Functionality Comparison




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