Integration Demo: SOLIDWORKS to Aras Innovator to SAP

Integration is one of the key areas that can increase the total value of your business systems. Integrations between CAD, PLM, and ERP are a great example of this. Each of these systems requires the data to support its own business processes. And of course, each system requires that the data be formatted to the system’s specifications so that the system can consume it. Without integration, businesses are left with using people to populate downstream business systems which can become a source of non-value-added cost and discrepancies between the systems.

The Most Misunderstood Concept in DriveWorks Automation

A large number of questions that you see in the DriveWorks forums (you do follow those, right?) all have to do with the interaction between DriveWorks and SOLIDWORKS. Most often, that question involves a DriveWorks user asking how to get the results from a SOLIDWORKS model generation to drive a DriveWorks specification. Whether that means using the mass properties that SOLIDWORKS calculates, a reference dimension from a sketch, Bill of Materials information, or an interference check, people want DriveWorks to run that model while the user is filling in their forms. 

Partner Spotlight: MLC CAD Systems Helps Solve Complex Data Management, CAD and PLM Problems with Razorleaf

One of Razorleaf’s longest standing partnerships since 2002, MLC CAD Systems of Tempe Arizona, is a leading reseller and service provider of CAD, CAM, and Additive Manufacturing solutions. Razorleaf and MLC CAD Systems have teamed up numerous times over the course of the relationship to help clients implement PDM, CAD, Design Automation technologies.

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.