DriveWorks Pro 15: Info: DriveWorks File Extensions (KB13022601) [send feedback...]

Info: DriveWorks File Extensions

This document describes the different file extensions that are either created by DriveWorks or used by DriveWorks.

Group Extensions

The group file name is the name entered when the group was created. Extensions associated with each group type that can be created are as follows:

ExtensionMeaning
.drivegroupAn Individual Group file. Stores information related to the projects, specifications, captured models, and model generation data in a group.
Shared GroupsShared Groups are held on a SQL Server database and have no physical file until the database is backed up.
.bakA SQL Server database backup file. See How To: Backup a SQL Server Database.

Project Extensions

The project file name is the name entered when the project was created. Each project created will have the following project files created with the project name and the extension shown.

DriveWorks Projects (V9 Onwards)

ExtensionMeaning
.driveprojxFrom DriveWorks v9. DriveWorks Projects now use a single .driveprojx file which contains all information relating to a project and allows child specifications to be embedded within its parent. The .driveproj and . drivemaster files are no longer required.

DriveWorks Projects (Pre V9)

ExtensionMeaning
.driveprojDriveWorks Project file. Contains information about a project including its documents, specification flow, and more.
.drivemasterDriveWorks Design Master. The design master has the same name as the project file, is in the same directory, and is used in combination with the project file to fully define a DriveWorks project.

Specification Extensions

ExtensionMeaning
.drivespecDriveWorks Specification File. Contains information about a specification, such as any specification properties.
Each specification will also copy the files associated to the project type (listed in the Project Extensions tables above)

Model Insight Report Extensions

ExtensionMeaning
.drivemirDriveWorks Model Insight Report File. Use the Export Log button within Model Insight to create this file. Contains information about the tasks run during Model Insight.

Master SOLIDWORKS Files

ExtensionMeaning
.sldasmSOLIDWORKS Assembly
.sldprtSOLIDWORKS Part
.slddrwSOLIDWORKS Drawing

Master Document Templates

ExtensionMeaning
.doc, .docx, .docmMicrosoft Word Document
.xls, .xlsx, .xlsb, .xlsmMicrosoft Excel Document
.xml

XML Document.

Depending on the content of the XML Document various other file types can be included in the document, these include .xlst (transform file) and image files (.gif, .jpg etc.)
Other Document Template TypesDriveWorks has the ability to copy any type of file as a result of a specification being made. To see if a project makes use of any other files using this functionality please refer to the article  Copied File.

Other file types used by DriveWorks

For all other file types that are used by DriveWorks please see the article Info: File and Template Locations


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