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DriveWorks Tech Tips Portal
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3D Preview - Dynamic
This Tech Tip demonstrates how to use a DriveWorks 3D Document with pre-created files.
3D Preview - Mixed Mode
This Tech Tip combines a number of different 3D Preview methods. It uses static files within 3D Documents along with Previewed Models generated from SOLIDWORKS.
3D Preview - Static
This Tech Tip shows a basic example of DriveWorks 3D. A single slider is used to pick drive3d files from a folder.
Set up a 3D Preview control on your form, allowing you to display 3D Models on your form.
An alternative to standard DriveWorks security for creating users which uses a Group Table.
A customized Specification Flow can be used to implement an Approval State for Specifications, so that users specifications must be approved by an administrator before release.
Includes a .bat file with instructions to demonstrate how to automatically start Autopilot, open a group and set it to run.
DriveWorks can be used to create dynamic controls; this example uses Macro Buttons to create a Carousel Control.
Closed Child Specification
A way of completing a Child Specification, pulling data inputted in the Parent Specification, without needing to open the Child.
Drive Config Specific Dimensions
Use the Create Configuration or Switch Configuration generation tasks to control configuration specific dimensions.
Shows how you can copy data from one Simple Table to another, remove selected rows and clear the whole table using macros.
Create Image Generation Task
This Tech Tip demonstrates how to create images of generated assemblies, parts or drawings using generation tasks.
Creates an Excel document, which uses a CreateReports macro to create a copy of the document in PDF format, to a location and file name specified by you.
Custom Child Spec List
How to create your own Child Specification List control which can be tailored to suit your forms, using a Data Table and Macro Buttons to re-skin it.
This project shows how to use the date functionality within DriveWorks, taking things such as leap years into account.
Default Value Rule
Default Value and Override Value rules on your controls can be utilized to produce desirable form behavior.
Drawing Control Generation Tasks
Use the Auto Arrange Dimensions, Auto Balloon View and Rescale and Position View generation tasks to control a driven drawing.
Dynamic Form Controls
An example of how to make your form controls dynamic and responsive to user inputs.
Editing Table Data
This project shows how to add, edit and delete data from a Simple Table. The methods used in this can be transferred to Group Tables and also SQL Tables.
Export To Group And Simple Tables
Demonstrates how to export data from a specification into either a Simple or Group Table for later use.
The Frame control displays a box in which any user form, within the project, can be displayed, which can be used to create tabs which display different forms when clicked.
The Specification Flow can be used to provide a Guest account which is able to run specifications without being able to view other user's specifications. It also allows for dealers and distributors with existing accounts to run their own specifications which are only visible to themselves.
Using either the .tab file or a .xml file provided in the drivepkg, generate multiple specifications at once using Autopilot.
Incrementing Specification ID
Specification Settings can be used to create a Specification ID that increments separately for each user.
Insert Component Generation Task
This project demonstrates how to insert and define a component using Generation Tasks, and also how to use Looping to insert multiple components.
Insert Decal on Named Face
This Project demonstrates how to insert a decal onto a part using Generation Tasks.
Insert Library Feature Gen Task
This project demonstrates how Insert Library Feature can be applied to your models.
Using a dialog form, Item Lists will take values selected from this form and add them into an Item List control.
Macro Button Selection
Works as a color picker. Select an item and assign it a color by using Macro Buttons to drive a value.
Measurement Text Box
The Measurement Text Box control accepts numeric values and gives a choice of units, automatically converting the values.
DriveWorks can replace models in a SOLIDWORKS assembly, which can be static or dynamic (i.e. the replacement part can be driven before being inserted into the assembly).
When used online, DriveWorks can detect the width of the browser and drive this value into a constant. Form controls can then have their positions and size change dynamically based on the browser width, so forms can be optimized for a variety of devices.
RGB Hex Conversion
This Tech Tip demonstrates how to convert RGB values into Hex values using the ColorHex function.
Send HTTP Request
Look at how to request data from a web service using the HTTP Request task in DriveWorks. You can also look at how to retrieve data from the result using Xpath.
The project allows a customer to select from a range of products and specify a quantity. This is exported to a Simple Table and then used to create a summary from where customers can see their selections, and remove an item if desired, before checking out.
The TableFilter function allows a Data Table to be filtered using other form controls (such as a text box or combo box) so that only the relevant items are displayed.
A selection of available functionality when pulling data from a DriveWorks Table onto your form.
Triggered Actions allow DriveWorks to wait until a designated file exists before transitioning a specification.