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. 

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.

Dassault Customer Events 2016

Razorleaf invites its customers to Dassault Systèmes sponsored events. Often customers are unable to attend due to conflicts or notice. On the advice of one of our customers Razorleaf will publish known customer events here, and provide a link for customers to review schedule at their convenience.

Razorleaf Announces Clover™ for SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional and ERP Connectors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Razorleaf Announces Clover™ for SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional and ERP Connectors Razorleaf leverages Clover to connect SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle, MAPICS/Infor with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Stow, OH – February 3, 2015 – Razorleaf Corporation today announces Clover, its open integration platform, is releasing ERP connectors for SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional to SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, […]

SolidWorks Modeling for Automation: The Mate Debate

SolidWorks assembly mates are a powerful 3D design capability, but they are often take for granted. Designers expect them to work every time, all the time, even when mating information isn’t 100% clear to the software. If you’re using SolidWorks assembly mates in a design automation scenario, and you’re experiencing some frustration with SolidWorks’ behavior, […]

More PLM Licensing Options

It might not be breaking news, but PLM technology users have been awash in new licensing options lately. From monthly subscriptions to all-you-can-eat license plans, major vendors like Dassault, Autodesk, Aras, and more have been bringing new license options to the table – and end-users seem to be the real winners. Here’s a quick summary […]

Invisible, Selectable, Dangling Dimensions

Every software is bound to have its idiosyncrasies, and SolidWorks is no exception. One that we have experienced recently involves working with drawings that have dangling dimensions. DriveWorks automations will frequently leave unneeded dimensions dangling on a drawing, and that’s not a problem (they’re unnecessary anyway, right?). But when they are invisible yet still selectable, […]

What is Draftsight?

It’s been a little over four years since Razorleaf first wrote about DraftSight in this post about DraftSight Beta. Surprisingly, many companies are not aware of this free (or nearly free) 2D CAD package from Dassault. Given the utility of this tool for so many engineering and manufacturing users, it’s worth a second look and […]

Three Reasons to Attend 3DExperience Forum

There are three main events each year for people interested in software products from Dassault Systèmes: COE Annual Conference (held in the spring), 3DExperience Forum (typically held in November), and SolidWorks World (held in late January or early February). The events have different content and target audiences, and since clients frequently ask us which conference […]