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    WEATHER GUARD® Takes DriveWorks 3D Configurator to New Heights — Expediting Distributor Referrals to Drive Revenue

    Christa Prokos by Christa Prokos on August 20, 2019

    Weather Guard case studyWEATHER GUARD, a WernerCo brand, is an industry leader in truck and van storage equipment, including truck boxes, drawer units, shelving, cabinets, and racks for trucks, vans and utility vehicles. WEATHER GUARD organizes trucks and vans for greater productivity and provides tools and valuables superior protection against break-ins and weather.

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      Design Automation and DriveWorks

      Angelle Erickson by Angelle Erickson on June 11, 2019

      design automation fisher unitechDesigners, engineers, and manufacturers know that reducing time to market is crucial. In order to beat out competitors, companies must be able to quickly and efficiently create a quality product without incurring additional expenses...but multiple design iterations and troubleshooting can eat into a project’s budget and timeline. By implementing design automation in the workflow, companies can better leverage their data to streamline processes and reduce costly errors.

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        Industrial Magnetics Drawn to DriveWorks to Enhance Automation Journey with SOLIDWORKS

        Christa Prokos by Christa Prokos on April 16, 2019

        DriveWorks Industrial MagneticsHeadquartered in Boyne City, Michigan, Industrial Magnetics, Inc. (IMI) is a leading provider of permanent magnets and electromagnets for work holding, lifting, fixturing, conveying and magnetic separation. The company specializes in providing personalized service, innovative solutions, and custom fabrication — designing, engineering and manufacturing industrial-grade magnetic products to meet customers’ specific requirements.

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          Maxed Out? Declutter Your Configurations and Equations with DriveWorks Solo

          Aaron Winthers by Aaron Winthers on March 14, 2019

          driveworks soloAs a SOLIDWORKS user, you likely appreciate how easy it is to create parts and assemblies. But what if you want to make that process even easier? Maybe you’ve noticed that your assembly was pretty much the same, but still a little different, and started to leverage the use of Configurations.

          “Amazing! Now all I have to do is create a configuration of the same assembly and configure its components, dimensions, and features as I like!” Presto! No new assembly needed. Combine this with a design table and you can create configurations of various shapes and sizes faster than Usain Bolt can run the 100-meter dash. But what do you do if what started out as a tremendous help started to become a burden?

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            Automate Your Designs Now by Activating DriveWorksXpress

            Aaron Winthers by Aaron Winthers on January 14, 2019

            DriveWorksXpressDid you know that you have a powerful tool that’s fully loaded and ready to go sitting right in your seat of SOLIDWORKS? DriveWorksXpress can be used right now with your existing designs to transform them into easily configurable, time and money saving machines.

            So if you’re an engineer who spends too much time modifying existing designs instead of creating new ones, DriveWorksXpress can substantially automate your process allowing you to focus more of your time doing what you love and what benefits your company most - new product development. Companies have been using DriveWorks design automation to accomplish exactly this for over a decade and have reduced their design time from days to just minutes. So with that, let’s dig into what DriveWorksXpress is.

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              Design Automation Tools: Finding Value for Your Business

              Christa Prokos by Christa Prokos on October 29, 2018

              design automation tools If you work in design, you know there are often repetitive tasks that can become costly, time-consuming and frankly, boring. If you’re looking for a way to work more efficiently in less time, there are solutions that exist - and when used correctly, they can provide a huge value to your business. Design automation software like DriveWorks can you save and time and money by reducing errors, streamlining processes, and automating redundant processes.

              If you’re in the market for a design automation solution or vendor, watch out 30-minute recorded webinar for case studies and real-world examples on the business value of DriveWorks. Expert Aaron Winthers will show you the quickest and easiest ways to capture SOLIDWORKS model information and generate automated parts, assemblies, and drawings, while also providing insight into how your business can lower costs and increase revenue with design automation.

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                BKW Instruments Increases Productivity by 100% Using DriveWorks Pro

                Christa Prokos by Christa Prokos on September 18, 2018

                DriveWorksBKW Instruments is a four generation, family-run company based in Manchester, UK. They provide several types of equipment linked to pressure, temperature, level, flow, valves, and analytical instrumentation solutions or services to several industries in the UK.

                Earlier this year at DriveWorks World 2018, the DriveWorks team caught up with BKW’s Operations and IT Manager, Adam Baker, who told them more about how the company uses DriveWorks Pro to increase productivity.

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                  DriveWorks Solo Demonstration: Here’s How it Works

                  Madison Bryce by Madison Bryce on July 3, 2018

                  DriveWorks Solo Are you constantly creating parts that are similar but also different? If you find yourself performing time-consuming and tedious work of slightly modified parts, you need configurations. SOLIDWORKS has a wide array of options when it comes to design automation. In my previous blog, I demonstrated how to create manual configurations a design table in SOLIDWORKS. Also in that blog, we created a set of K'NEX pieces. Today we will be using those pieces to create our own custom configurable box. To do this, we will be using a SOLIDWORKS Certified Gold Product that elevates your configurations to the next level: DriveWorks Solo.  

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                    DriveWorks Design Automation: Configure and Customize with a Click

                    Aaron Winthers by Aaron Winthers on February 16, 2018

                    DriveWorks Design Automation-1Are you an engineer who is spending too much of your time modifying existing designs instead of creating new ones? Are you a technical lead who wishes that there was a way to substantially automate your supply chain with the press of a button? Are you a company executive who wants the competitive edge of allowing your customers to configure your products online? If you answered yes to any of these questions then DriveWorks is for you. DriveWorks design automation software allows you to configure, price and quote models, documents and data from web to the production floor.

                    This is just an introduction to DriveWorks design automation software, to learn more, check out my recorded webcast, “Save Time and Money with DriveWorks Design Automation” to see a live demonstration.

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                      Meet our Experts: Advisory Support Engineer Aaron Winthers

                      Angelle Erickson by Angelle Erickson on June 29, 2017

                      Power of Our People InfographicHave you ever contacted the Fisher Unitech SOLIDWORKS customer support team? If you have, chances are you’ve been helped by our technical support expert Aaron Winthers. Based out of our Horsham, Pennsylvania office, Aaron has been an Advisory Support Engineer at Fisher Unitech since 2014 specializing in DriveWorks.

                      Aaron earned his Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering degree, concentrating in product design, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and comes to work every day with a wealth of knowledge. Keep reading to learn more about technical support, our support team, and how Aaron contributes to the customer experience.

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                        DriveWorks Design Automation is a Game Changer for Steiner Technologies

                        Christa Prokos by Christa Prokos on June 28, 2017

                        DriveWorks-Design-Automation-is-a-Game-Changer-for-Steiner-Technologies-1Steiner Technologies produces a family of automatic back boring tools called the Autofacer. They have been using DriveWorks design automation software since 2010. In a recent blog post, Steiner Technologies explained how DriveWorks has significantly improved their processes to make them faster, better and more cost-efficient.

                        Read the full blog post below by Matthew Hoyt from Steiner Technologies to learn how implementing design automation has been a ‘game changer’ for them and the many benefits they’ve seen beyond internal operations.

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                          Time to Test Drive DriveWorks Design Automation and Sales Configurator Software

                          Christa Prokos by Christa Prokos on May 5, 2017

                          Time-to-Test-Drive-DriveWorks-Design-Automation-and-Sales-Configurator-Software-1Do 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.

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                            DriveWorks - Automatic for the People

                            Angelle Erickson by Angelle Erickson on March 29, 2011

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                            Earlier this month, DriveWorks hit the headlines of Develop3D's March issue to celebrate 10 years of design automation.  Al Dean, editor of Develop3D, talked to DriveWorks CEO Glen Smith, and Vice-President Maria Sarkar, about design automation software, the last decade and the future of DriveWorks and where its headed.

                            DriveWorks develops software that assists in automating product design based on a set of rules, either at a local workstation level, or wider scale across an enterprise.

                            Read Al Dean's article in its entirety at http://develop3d.com/profiles/automatic-for-the-people.

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