DriveWorks Design Automation & 3D Sales Configurator Solution

DriveWorks

Reduce repetitive tasks, eliminate errors, increase sales and deliver custom products in record time with DriveWorks, the world-leading SOLIDWORKS automation and configuration add-in. Both large and small companies use DriveWorks to build their design automation and online 3D sales configurator solution. Whether you’re an engineer, in sales, or a distributor, DriveWorks enables you to configure to order, creating automated sales documents and SOLIDWORKS manufacturing data.

DriveWorksXpress

Free entry-level design automation included in every seat of SOLIDWORKS.

Produce new versions of your SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies, and drawings in a matter of minutes.

  • One-Time Setup – Configure once and use repeatedly. Configurations, design tables, or macros are not necessary.
  • Save Time & Innovate More – Save time by automating repetitive SOLIDWORKS tasks and focusing on product development.
  • Eliminate Errors – DriveWorksXpress reduces errors and time-consuming, expensive design changes through its rules-based approach.

You can upgrade to DriveWorks Solo or DriveWorks Pro at any time.

DriveWorksXpress is already included with SOLIDWORKS. Simply activate it from the SOLIDWORKS tools menu.

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Features of DriveWorksXpress

Automate SOLIDWORKS

Automate SOLIDWORKS

DriveWorksXpress captures and controls the parameters you manually change in SOLIDWORKS models and assemblies.

  • Configure dimensions, features, custom properties, and switches
  • Associate drawings with driven models to update them
  • Easily add and update captured parameters

DriveWorks Input Forms

Input Forms

Provide input forms with product requirements and validate controls to ensure inputs are always accurate.

  • Validate inputs and show requirements
  • Drop-down lists, spin buttons, check boxes, text boxes, and numeric text boxes can be added
  • Input form default values and control order can be set

DriveWorks Rules Builder

Rules Builder

With DriveWorks Rules Builder, you can link input controls with captured parameters.

  • Using logical statements and mathematical formulas, define your design knowledge
  • Use standard Excel functions
  • Component libraries can be built using intelligent file naming

DriveWorks Solo

Powerful SOLIDWORKS design automation.

Customize SOLIDWORKS products quickly and easily

  • Eliminate Errors – Reduce costly, time-consuming design changes with DriveWorks rules-based automation.
  • Save Time & Innovate More – Free up engineers to focus on product innovation and development by automating repetitive SOLIDWORKS tasks.
  • Easy to Setup, Maintain & Use – Create custom products faster and more accurately without the need for complex macros, design tables, or coding.

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Features of DriveWorks Solo

Powerful SOLIDWORKS Automation

Powerful SOLIDWORKS Automation

Automate your SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies, and detailed drawings.

  • Control dimensions, features, custom properties, advanced feature parameters, instances, and file formats
  • Dynamically replace components
  • Create a library of components using intelligent file reuse

Advanced Drawing Control

Advanced Drawing Control

Save time and boost product quality by automatically creating accurate manufacturing drawings with DriveWorks Solo.

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

DriveWorks Preview Results

Preview Results

Preview results as you enter design requirements before you generate final models, drawings, and documents.

  • Preview the effect of your selections as you configure
  • Quickly try ‘what if’ scenarios to test design requirements
  • Make informed decisions and ensure product suitability

File Formats and Save Location - DriveWorks

File Formats & Save Location

You have full control over the save location and folder structure of files created by DriveWorks Solo. Automatically create additional file formats 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

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Custom Input Forms

DriveWorks Solo has an inbuilt form designer to help you configure valid permutations.

  • Rules-based form-to-form navigation controls which forms are shown based on selections
  • Use images to aid the configuration process and provide selection feedback
  • Control visibility and validation of input controls based on rules

Static Tabular Data

Static Tabular Data

Add your existing static tabular data into DriveWorks Solo, and use it on your forms and within your rules.

  • DriveWorks Solo includes 60 table functions to manipulate data
  • Centralize and maintain your existing engineering data in DriveWorks
  • Minimize errors and ensure data is always up to date

Customizable Documents - DriveWorks

Customizable Documents

Quickly respond to sales inquiries with accurate documents using the DriveWorks Solo quote, covering letter, and BOM templates.

  • Reduce time preparing documents for customer inquiries
  • Build rules to control whats included in your documents
  • Reports provide auditing of document content

DriveWorks Pro

Complete SOLIDWORKS automation and online 3D CPQ configurator software. Modular and scalable – build a solution that suits you.

Connect sales and manufacturing to deliver custom products faster and eliminate errors

  • Intelligent Guided Selling – Ensure customers and sales teams configure the ideal solution every time with intelligent rules-based guided selling.
  • Any Device, Anywhere – Enable customers and sales teams to configure custom products on any device with DriveWorks Live.
  • Integrate with Other Systems – DriveWorks Pro integrates seamlessly with company systems, helping you work more efficiently and effectively.
  • Connect Sales & Manufacturing – Validation ensures you only offer products that can be manufactured, eliminating errors and boosting quality.
  • Eliminate Errors & Repetitive Tasks – DriveWorks SOLIDWORKS automation eliminates errors and expensive, time-consuming design changes.
  • Easy to Setup, Maintain & Use – Deliver custom products faster and more accurately without using complex macros, design tables, or code.

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Features of DriveWorks Pro

Complete SOLIDWORKS Automation

Complete SOLIDWORKS Automation

Capture and reuse design, manufacturing, and cost estimation knowledge to deliver custom products faster and more accurately without using complex macros, design tables, or configurations.

  • Complete SOLIDWORKS automation using Generation Tasks
  • Automate SOLIDWORKS PDM, SOLIDWORKS MBD, and SOLIDWORKS CAM
  • Full control over drawings, BOMs, and manufacturing documents

Online Visual Sales Configurator

Online Visual Sales Configurator

Enable sales teams, distributors, and customers to configure custom products on any device, anywhere. Connect sales and manufacturing to reduce costs, errors, and lead time.

  • Optimized for all modern browsers and devices
  • Simple to add to your website
  • Control users and security

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Interactive 3D

Configure products in 3D on any device with DriveWorks 3D Preview.

  • Communicate complex designs easily using interactive 3D
  • Import existing 3D models and geometry. DriveWorks supports files in .stl, .obj, .gltf, .glb, .iam, .ipt, .par, .psm, and .asm formats.
  • View products in immersive Virtual Reality (VR)

Integrate with Other Company Systems

Integrate with Other Company Systems

It’s easy to pass data between DriveWorks and other company systems including ERP, MRP, and CRM. Reduce manual data entry to cut down costly errors. Learn more about how DriveWorks can integrate with your company systems.

  • Query data from your CRM directly
  • Pass data to other company systems
  • Dedicated SOLIDWORKS PDM integration

DriveWorks Intelligent Workflow

Intelligent Workflow

DriveWorks gives you full control over who, what, and when. The intelligent workflow technology allows you to manage team permissions, approval processes, and customer journeys.

  • Boost quality by adding approval steps and sign-off permissions for teams
  • Create documents and SOLIDWORKS files at the right time
  • Manage order progress and automatically send status updates

Automatically Generate Documents

Automatically Generate Documents

DriveWorks can create many document types, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or HTML files. Automatically create custom-branded quotations, covering letters, delivery notes, BOMs, and more. DriveWorks can also save your SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies, and drawings in various other formats, such as eDrawings, DXFs, PDFs, and so on.

  • Create Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, HTML, XML, and text files
  • Automatically send emails with generated documents and approval drawings attached
  • Create BOMs, cut lists, and supporting documents for manufacturing

Dynamic Data

Dynamic Data

Use external data in your DriveWorks projects to create great user experiences.

  • Query SQL databases such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL
  • Import data from Excel, XML, and text files
  • Request live data, such as shipping rates and material costs, using HTTP requests

Scalable & Cloud Ready

Scalable & Cloud Ready

Easily scale your DriveWorks implementation using our modern web API and support for Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud.

  • Support for Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud
  • Modern web API provides data and UI integration on any device
  • Flexible DriveWorks Live licensing to cover peaks in usage

Compare DriveWorks' Packages to Fit Your Business


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Driveworks Xpress

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Driveworks Solo

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Driveworks Pro
CAD - CONTROLLING SOLIDWORKS 3D MODELS AND 2D DRAWINGS
Drive Dimensions, Features and Custom Properties
Drive Color, Material, Textures, and Advanced Feature Properties
Drive Instances and 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
Run SOLIDWORKS 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
Create additional drawing file formats (PDF, DXF, DWG, JPEG, etc.)
Control Drawing Sheets, Views, Annotations, and Layers
Run additional tasks on the fly (Auto Balloon, Arrange Dimensions, Rescale and Position Views, etc.)
Driveworks Xpress Driveworks Solo Driveworks Pro
DOCUMENT CREATION
Create XML Based Documents
Fully customizable document creation (from Word, Excel, XML, etc.)    
Send HTML emails with attachments
Driveworks Xpress Driveworks Solo Driveworks Pro
OUTPUT GENERATION
Immediate generation of SOLIDWORKS models and drawings
Real Time Preview (On Demand) – updates model while specifying           
Automatic generation – unattended generation of outputs
Driveworks Xpress Driveworks Solo Driveworks Pro
USER INTERFACE DESIGN
Basic Form Controls (Text Box, Numeric Text Box, Drop Down,
Spin Button, Check Box)    
Enhanced Form Controls (Hyperlink, Label, List Box,
Option Group, Picture Box, Slider)
Advanced Form Controls (3D Preview, Child Specification List,
Data Table, Date Picker, Frame Control, Macro Button,
Upload Control, etc.)
Multiple form creation with dynamic navigation
Support for responsive forms (allows re-positioning of controls when
used on screens of different sizes)
Driveworks Xpress Driveworks Solo Driveworks Pro
WORKING WITH DATA AND RULES
Use tabular data to calculate rules
Create internal data tables
Use dynamic data from ODBC Data sources in rules (SAP, Oracle,
MySQL, SQLServer, etc.)
Pull and Push data dynamically to and from SQL Server Databases
using SQL or Windows authentication
Web Service integration – communicate with any web service OR
use DriveWorks as a web service
Driveworks Xpress Driveworks Solo Driveworks Pro
INTEGRATION
SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional (Automatic check-in of models,
drawings and documents)
3rd party system Integration
Driveworks Xpress Driveworks Solo Driveworks Pro
ONLINE CONFIGURATOR AND DRIVEWORKS 3D
Online Configurator and DriveWorks 3D                        

DriveWorks Services & Support

Whether your goals are to have your engineering team an efficient, automated product modeling workflow, a tool for product specifications for your sales team to utilize when in front of a client, or whether you want your client to be able to specify the parameters of your product on their own, leverage our team of experts to implement DriveWorks automation for your business. Our experienced team implements DriveWorks to suit your needs efficiently and effectively, getting you up and running in no time and unlocking the full potential of DriveWorks design automation.

At TPM, we know that having DriveWorks won't change your business, but how you use it will. Knowing the full automation capabilities of DriveWorks and how it will be configured and implemented into your business is a crucial step to unlock DriveWorks' full potential. That's why we offer DriveWorks live, instructor led training that can be taken in-person or virtually. Training options include open enrollment courses and customized DriveWorks training, led by our team of engineers, that give your team the knowledge they need to define how your business will use DriveWorks.

TPM's support options give you the assistance you need in a high-paced business world that does not allow for loss of productivity. Errors with your DriveWorks purchase can be overwhelming; that's why we are committed to being your partner every step of the way. From helping you choose the right solution to providing ongoing technical support, TPM is here for you.

TPM's TPM1 Premier Program is an all-inclusive solution to enhance the value of your SOLIDWORKS subscription that enables your organization to Improve Your Designs, Deliver More Work, and Win More Business.

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