Do you have repetitive design tasks that could be automated? Could the products you design be defined by rules? If you answered yes to these questions, it is time to add design automation and sales configurator software to your toolbox—specifically DriveWorks because you can use it in tandem with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD design software.
There are two DriveWorks software packages to choose from, DriveWorks Solo and DriveWorks Pro, which can also be used beyond the engineering department by marketing and sales teams. DriveWorks Solo and Pro provide the ability to automatically generate 2D and 3D drawings of your SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD models as well as manufacturing and sales data. Imagine the time and cost this can save your company and the productivity it can add to your day.
DriveWorks software is modular and scalable to grow with a company’s needs
Whether you are an engineer looking for a design automation solution or your company wants to provide product configuration and guided selling for its teams, distributors and dealers, DriveWorks can provide the tools you need—with the flexibility as a stand-alone or company-wide solution.
With DriveWorks Solo you can reduce the cost of custom designs, respond quickly to sales inquiries, reduce repetitive tasks, and enhance product quality. From one simple input form, DriveWorks Solo can quickly generate 3D models, 2D drawings, Bills of Materials, sales quotes, cover letters and more, automatically.
DriveWorks Solo also allows you to customize forms to assist and guide you in your design selections. These smart selections will give you feedback based upon the rules setup on the options selected. You can test drive test drive DriveWorks Solo with this 30 Day Free Trial.
DriveWorks Solo gives you and your organization the ability to:
- - Capture and reuse 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
DriveWorks Pro gives you all the abilities of DriveWorks Solo and more
With DriveWorks Pro, you can create a Custom Configurator that anyone can use either locally or on the web to configure their designs. The software easily integrates with other business systems such as customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and product data management (PDM).
By enabling your customers to configure products, get instant quotes, and place orders online, and by streamlining many of your time-consuming sales, engineering, and manufacturing processes, DriveWorks Pro turns mass customization into a cost-effective business strategy.
Also worth noting is that you do have a third software option for DriveWorks: DriveWorksXpress. This is a free DriveWorks product included in every license of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD design software. It provides entry-level design automation for everyday repetitive tasks.
About the Author
Christa Prokos is a marketing manager at Fisher Unitech. She researches and writes about the latest business trends and technologies impacting manufacturers, including 3D printing, SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD design and product data management tools, product lifecycle management, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things. Christa has worked as a high tech marketing and communications professional since 2000. You can follow her on Twitter: @ChristaProkos.