Review of DriveWorks World 2018

The two biggest themes in DriveWorks 16 (DW16) seem to be 3D Interaction and CPQ. While DriveWorks has always been quite capable of serving all of the needs of the CPQ community, DriveWorks 15 introduced a CPQ “template” (such an inadequate term for as much as it does).

See DriveWorks 16 at DriveWorks World 2018

Well, it’s almost that time. The newest version of DriveWorks is in development now. Actually, the newest version is always in development, I suppose. But now, DriveWorks 16 is getting close to its release date. So, what new magic functionality is going to premiere in DriveWorks 16? That’s one big reason why we all go […]

DriveWorks and the SOLIDWORKS API: So Happy Together

OK, maybe “happy” isn’t really a term one would use when working with the SOLIDWORKS API. I’m not saying that the SOLIDWORKS API is bad, it just…well, it can be challenging at times. But if you insist that you NEED to write custom code (I find it rare that I need to if I use DriveWorks to its full potential), then you certainly can use DriveWorks and the SOLIDWORKS API together.

Design Automation with DriveWorks: The First Steps

One of the greatest assets that Razorleaf can claim is a breadth of knowledge across industries and technologies. Recently, I had the opportunity to jump into something really fun and exciting, where you enter product details into a form and magically, models and drawings appear to suit your use case. I’m talking about DriveWorks design automation software.  More importantly, I had the opportunity to work with industry expert, Paul Gimbel and learn some things you can only learn by working on real projects. 

DriveWorks Tables: They’re Not Just for Lookups Anymore

Tabular data is one of the foundations of the DriveWorks design rule. Rules generally fall into one of two categories: Calculations or Logic, or Lookups. Three. DriveWorks rules generally fall into one of THREE categories: Calculations, Logic or Lookups. The perennial favorites VLookup() and HLookup() join forces with DWVLookup() to allow DriveWorks architects the ability to store tables of static data, like material properties, available stock parts, and so on, and pull values from data for calculations or decisions.

The Power of Generic Rules for Scalability

It’s no secret that here at Razorleaf, we do a lot of DriveWorks implementations. And every implementation is always the start of something larger for our clients. There is no such thing as a completed automation project because you will always want to add new options, new products, new outputs, just adding more and more value. With every implementation being totally different, how can we help our clients to extend their implementations moving forward? Easy, we use intelligent, generic, reusable rules.

Generative Modeling with DriveWorks

With the addition of Generation Tasks, DriveWorks has made the move from being the master model push system to one of the only true DriveWorkshybrid design automation systems on the market. Generative modeling, which is the ability to add new SOLIDWORKS features without predefining them in the master model, has been the top request of DriveWorks implementers for years. Let’s take a look at the tools that DriveWorks has provided for the support of generative modeling.

DriveWorks 15 Revealed at DriveWorks World Conference – Available for Download

They came from all over the world and descended upon Atlanta, USA for the annual DriveWorks World Conference. Newer users came for training, others came to earn their DriveWorks Certified Professional (DWCP) certification, and still others came to pick a multitude of brains for the best practices available anywhere. Basic and advanced technical tracks provided […]