DriveWorks Pro 17: Specification Explorer [send feedback...]

Specification Explorer

The Specification Explorer is where new specifications are created from projects, and existing ones viewed and modified.

The Specification list can be be filtered by using the filter at the top of the list.

Please see the topic How To Use Filters for more advanced filtering information.

To Create a New Specification

  1. Click the "New" button on the command bar.
  2. Click the project form which you wish to create a new specification from.
  3. Click the "OK" button or hit Enter.
There may be a number of reasons why a project is not shown in the new specification dialog, for example, you are not a member of a team with permission to run the project, or the project may be hidden from non-administrators (the default for new projects) on the project settings screen.

Using the Specification Explorer in DriveWorks Live will consume one of the available concurrent sessions available from the license manager.

If the maximum licensed session count has already been reached, the Specification Explorer cannot be used until a concurrent session becomes available.

Specification Navigation

Once a new specification is entered a navigation will appear at the bottom of the form. This will allow movement back and forth to different forms through the use of the "Next" and "Previous" buttons.

The following is based on the Default Specification Flow.

The "Cancel" button

The "Cancel" button will end the current specification without saving.

The "Finish" button

The "Finish" button will save and finish the current specification and give the option of releasing or editing at a later data.

The "Release" button

The "Release" button will release the specification to either Model Generation Server or to be generated in SOLIDWORKS. This depends on the general setting.

The "Save" button

The "Save" button will save the current specification ready to be edited at a later date.

Remaining Tasks

The specification explorer contains a section named Tasks. This is where the  Form Messages appear.  Not until all Tasks are completed will you be able to move on to the next form, finish or release the specification.

The command bar contains the button " Test Mode" which is used for project analysis.

Reports and Documents

Once you have finished, released or saved a specification it will appear in the specification explorer. To view any created reports or documents click the required specification and they will appear in the pane next to the specification. at which stage documents are created is controlled in General Settings.

If you can not see all of the documents you expect, they may be set up to be hidden. You can show hidden documents in the specification explorer by checking the "Show hidden files when viewing specifications" setting in the general settings screen.

Editing Specifications

To edit, release, copy or delete a specification click the required specification and find the actions available in the Actions pane in the bottom right of the window.

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