DriveWorks Pro 16: Live [send feedback...]

DriveWorks Live

DriveWorks Live is a module of DriveWorks Pro:

  • For the Web
  • Users require a compatible web browser when specifying.
  • Users cannot change the rules
  • Models and documents are Generated by DriveWorks Autopilot
  • Each Seat of DriveWorks Live supports 10 Concurrent Users
  • Multiple licenses of DriveWorks Live may be purchased to increase the concurrent user count

DriveWorks Live Checklist

Check you have the following in place before specifying a DriveWorks project over the web through DriveWorks Live:

  1. The Group and Projects are located so they that can be accessed by all required DriveWorks applications. See DriveWorks Data and Files in How To: Deploy DriveWorks Pro
  2. The machine DriveWorks Live is installed on follows the recommendations. See Deployment Scenarios in   How To: Deploy DriveWorks Pro or Using DriveWorks Live in a DMZ in How To: Deploy DriveWorks Pro
  3. The machine hosting DriveWorks Live can be seen over the internet. See Hosted Web Integration in How To: Deploy DriveWorks Pro
  4. The DriveWorks Live settings have been applied. See Live Settings

DriveWorks Live and Cookies

DriveWorks Live uses cookies to store information that allows effective management of the session state.

DriveWorks Live and Internet Information Services (IIS)

DriveWorks Live can run directly as an application or through Internet Information Services (IIS).

If you require your DriveWorks Live site to be customized the topic  Web Theme will guide you through doing this, regardless of whichever method for running DriveWorks Live is chosen.

If you intend running DriveWorks Live through IIS please read How To: Configure DriveWorks Live For IIS.

When running DriveWorks Live through IIS selecting the Group to be opened is done in the web.config file, which is explained in the How To: Configure DriveWorks Live For IIS topic.

Running DriveWorks Live as an Application

When running DriveWorks Live as an application you define the Group to be opened and select the Theme to be used through the application.

Opening Groups with DriveWorks Live

A Group is opened by one of the following methods:

  • The last group used can be set to open by selecting Automatically open last used group from the DriveWorks User Settings.
  • From the recent list
  • From the Group button

The Group button activates the Open Group Wizard when clicked. Or it will display a list of recently opened Groups by clicking the drop down arrow on the button.

Select the Theme to Use

The topic Live details how to select the Theme to use.

Embedding DriveWorks Live into your Website

DriveWorks Live can be embedded within your website by using an Inline Frame.

Inline frames are specified within your site by using the <iframe> tag.

The src attribute of the <iframe> tag provides the URL to the DriveWorks Live site to present within the inline frame. See Integration below for more information.

Cookies used on sites referenced by an inline frame become third party, which most browsers block by default.

To overcome this your DriveWorks Live site must be a sub domain of your website.

Assistance in setting up your DriveWorks Live site to be a sub domain should be provided by your ISP or IT technician.

Integration

Typically when running DriveWorks Live, in an inline frame, the Integration Module is implemented to give seamless integration within your site.

An example of a DriveWorks Live site running within an inline frame and using the Integration Module can be seen at http://www.configuremyproduct.com.

Here the main website has 4 products to choose from, each link to a page that contain the inline frame. The Integration Module has been used in each to automatically run the chosen product.

Specifications running in a browser reflect Group Table updates

DriveWorks Live is now able to synchronize the currently running Specifications with DriveWorks Group Table updates.

In previous releases of DriveWorks the user was required to refresh their browser or start a new Specification before any updates to a Group Table were shown.

From DriveWorks 16 onwards, Group Table updates are continually pushed to any running Specifications in DriveWorks Live.

This eliminates the possibility of out of date data being used during Specifications created in a browser, and creates the opportunity to alter the users experience of a Project all within a currently running Specification.

Only applies to Shared Groups

Examples

New customer data is immediately available in the running Specification.

User 1 (Admin) is adding entries to a ‘CustomerData’ Group Table.

User 2 (Salesperson) is creating quotations using DriveWorks Live in a browser.

The data added by User 1 will immediately be available for selection in any DriveWorks Form Controls linked to the ‘CustomerData’ Group Table. This is a much-improved work flow and user experience.

Form design linked to a Group Table updates immediately.

Any DriveWorks Form design linked to a Group Table will update immediately in a browser. For example;

  • Image file paths stored in a Group Table
  • Text content of Labels
  • Minimum and Maximum values of Slider Controls
  • Form displayed in a Frame Control
  • Plus many more....

DriveWorks Today

When the machine is connected to the internet, DriveWorks Today will display dynamic community content containing useful links to information, news and events to do with DriveWorks.

DriveWorks Today also contains a list of your recent groups to make accessing them faster.

Task Explorer

The Task Explorer allows browsing between DriveWorks Today, and Live and Specification Explorer in the Specification stage.

An inline frame is used to display a web page within a web page.

DriveWorks Live sites can be displayed within an inline frame on a website by using the <iframe> tag.

See HTML Iframes for more information.

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