What is DriveWorks?
DriveWorks software is used for Design Automation and Sales Configuration by companies large and small.
Whether you are an engineer that needs Design Automation to automate your SOLIDWORKS models, or a company wanting to provide a Product Configurator for your sales teams, distributors and even customers; DriveWorks software is the ultimate choice for businesses that use SOLIDWORKS.
There are 3 DriveWorks products – DriveWorksXpress, DriveWorks Solo and DriveWorks Pro.
Each product is a SOLIDWORKS Gold Partner Product and DriveWorksXpress is already included in every license of SOLIDWORKS.
All DriveWorks products are modular and scalable, you can implement DriveWorks and grow your projects at your own pace, adding additional capabilities as and when you need them.
Get to know DriveWorks
DriveWorks Design Automation software will free up design engineers from repetitive design tasks, and enhance product quality and reduce errors.
"Evolve Design Solutions appreciates the excellent customer service, product knowledge and technical support provided by TriMech, our SOLIDWORKS Value Added Reseller (VAR).”
Principal, Evolve Design Solutions
“Our engineering processes are well defined and well documented. I can tell new customers with confidence that we’re delivering on milestones because we’re tracking our performance on speed and quality every day.”
Owner, Inertia Engineering + Design
Automation for everyone
Using rules to automate Part, Assembly and Drawing creation
DriveWorks is an easy-to-use design automation solution that allows design engineers and product designers to quickly and easily create and configure custom products inside SOLIDWORKS.
- Capture and re-use your design knowledge
- Incorporate design rules to reduce errors and rework, and improve product quality
- Automate repetitive tasks to reduce design time
- Free up design engineers to focus on improving product quality and designing new products
- Create sales proposals quickly, win more business, and increase profit margins
Design Automation inside SOLIDWORKS
DriveWorks is a SOLIDWORKS Add-in that allows you to quickly and accurately capture design data and create multiple variations of your SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies and drawings.
- Capture the dimensions, features and components you want to drive in SOLIDWORKS
- Create dynamic, data-driven forms to input the values that drive your design
- Build design rules to drive your models using the values entered on the form
- Run the project again and again to create custom manufacturing files and quotes
Design Online Product Configurators
DriveWorks Professional includes an Online Configurator designer that can provide your customers with a web-based interface.
The configurator can also be launched from within a Customer Resource Management (CRM) system like Salesforce or Microsoft Dynamics.
- Meet the increasing demand for custom products to gain a competitive edge.
- Generate quotes in record time.
- Reduce the cost of custom designs.
- As an online tool you will allow anyone to access the product configurator
- Present your configurable products in a web browser as 3D interactive models rather than static 2D images.
Three packages to choose from
Entry level design automation included in every license of SOLIDWORKS®
DriveWorksXpress is easy to use design automation tool that allows you to quickly and accurately create multiple variations of your SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies and drawings.
The quick and easy way to create custom products inside SOLIDWORKS.
DriveWorks Solo is the easy-to-use design automation solution that allows design engineers and product designers to quickly and easily create and configure custom products inside SOLIDWORKS.
The easy to use online product configurator for desktop, mobile and tablet.
Transform the way you do business by closing the gap between initial sales inquiry and manufactured product with DriveWorks Pro for SOLIDWORKS.
Compare the different versions of DriveWorks software
|CAD - Controlling SOLIDWORKS 3D Models and 2D Drawings||DriveWorksXpress||DriveWorks Solo||DriveWorks Pro|
|Drive Dimensions, Features and Custom Properties||●||●||●|
|Drive Color, Material and Textures||●||●|
|Drive Advanced Feature Properties (Hole Wizards, Sheet Metal, Weldments)||●||●|
|Replace Components (with existing files or dynamically driven files)||●||●|
|Create additional model file formats (STEP, STL, PDF, DXF, JPEG, etc.)||●||●|
|Full control over new model file names and locations||●||●|
|Control multiple model sets from a single project||●||●|
|Run SOLIDWORKS Model Macros||●|
|Generative design - create new features on the fly (configurations, insert components, mates, etc.)||●|
|Create a drawing for each part and assembly||●||●||●|
|Create multiple drawings for each part and assembly||●||●|
|Full control over new drawing file names and locations||●||●|
|Create additional drawing file formats (PDF, DXF, DWG, JPEG, etc.)||●||●|
|Control Drawing Sheets (Re-scale, Rename, Delete)||●||●|
|Control Drawing Views (Re-scale, Re-position, Delete)||●||●|
|Control Annotations (Dimension Text, Notes, Symbols, etc.)||●||●|
|Control Dimension positions||●||●|
|Control Custom Properties, Break Lines and Layers||●||●|
|Run SOLIDWORKS Drawing Macros||●|
|Run additional tasks on the fly (Auto Balloon, Arrange Dimensions, Rescale and Position Views, etc.)||●|
|Document Creation||DriveWorksXpress||DriveWorks Solo||DriveWorks Pro|
|Create documents (such as Sales Quotes, Purchase Orders, Bills of Materials, etc.)||●|
|Built in document templates||●||●|
|Fully customizable document creation (from Word, Excel, XML, etc.)||●|
|Send HTML emails with attachments||●|
|Create Additional File Formats (PDF, HTML, TXT, XML, etc.)||●|
|Output Generation||DriveWorksXpress||DriveWorks Solo||DriveWorks Pro|
|Immediate generation of SOLIDWORKS models and drawings||●||●||●|
|Real Time Preview (On Demand) - updates model while specifying||●||●|
|Manual release of generation queue - allows multiple specifications to have their models generated from a queue||●|
|Automatic generation - unattended generation of outputs||●|
|Load balancing - distributes output generation over multiple machines||●|
|Priority processing - Change the order that outputs are created based on rules||●|
|Output Tagging - Generate outputs on targeted machines or in specific locations||●|
|Working with Data and Rules||DriveWorksXpress||DriveWorks Solo||DriveWorks Pro|
|Use tabular data to calculate rules||●||●|
|Copy and paste Excel data||●||●|
|Create internal data tables||●||●|
|Use dynamic data from ODBC Data sources in rules (SAP, Oracle, MySQL, SQLServer, etc.)||●|
|Export data to ODBC data sources (for example SAP, Oracle, MySQL, SQLServer)||●|
|Pull and Push data dynamically to and from SQL Server Databases using SQL or Windows authentication||●|
|Create Group Level Tabular data for use across an entire implementation||●|
|Create Calculation tables where each cell can be calculated from other cells||●|
|Create Rollup data tables - where information such a price or BOM Quantities is rolled up through the project hierarchy||●|
|Web Service integration - communicate with any web service OR use DriveWorks as a web service||●|
|Over 250 engineering, mathematic and scientific functions||●||●|
|Over 50 vector (3D), database and PDM functions||●|
|Rules builder with function wizard and rule insight (rule breakdown and drill down, function assistance, syntax highlighting and function helper text)||●||●|
|Reusable rules (Variables)||●||●|
|Pervasive search/filtering capabilities||●||●|
|Maintainability, Reporting and Diagnostics||DriveWorksXpress||DriveWorks Solo||DriveWorks Pro|
|Reporting on model generation success or failure||●||●||●|
|Reporting on specification process success or failure||●|
|Real time testing during form design||●||●|
|Rules analysis and breakdown||●||●|
|What-if scenarios (Specification Test Mode)||●|
|Interactive step through of model generation||●|
|Rule Profiling (rule specific error debugging, performance solving and insight features)||●|
|Additional features||DriveWorksXpress||DriveWorks Solo||DriveWorks Pro|
|Integration with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional (Automatic check-in of models, drawings and documents)||●|
|Fully documented API with Software Development Kit||●|
|Online Configurator and DriveWorks 3D||●|
|3rd party system Integration through SQL\ ODBC connections||●|
|Direct link to Salesforce||●|