DriveWorks Pro 15: Autopilot Settings [send feedback...]

Introduction

The Autopilot Settings task provides remote control of any DriveWorks Autopilot that is running and connected to the Shared Group that is open in DriveWorks Administrator.

Once one or more DriveWorks Autopilot machines are found they will be shown in the main window.

The main window displays a snapshot of each DriveWorks Autopilot machine which is updated at regular intervals.

Listed next to each snapshot are the following pieces of information about the DriveWorks Autopilot machine:

  • The machine name.
  • The operating system of the machine.
  • The DriveWorks Autopilot functions.
  • Latest received messages.
  • An Open details... link.

Set the function of DriveWorks Autopilot

This facility allows the load placed on each DriveWorks Autopilot machine to be distributed over multiple machines.

The function of each DriveWorks Autopilot machine can be set by checking the functions box next to the machine snapshot.

The available functions are:

  • Generate Models.
    Allows all outputs required from SOLIDWORKS to be generated on the selected machine (the machine must have SOLIDWORKS installed).
  • Process Specifications.
    Allows each specification made to be processed on the selected machine.
  • 3D Preview.
    Allows 3D models required for display in any 3D Preview Box control to be generated on the selected machine (the machine must have SOLIDWORKS installed when the 3D Preview Box control is running in Autopilot Mode).
  • Process Emails.
    Allows all required Email outputs to be processed from the selected machine.
If only a single DriveWorks Autopilot machine exists all required functions should be checked.

To remotely set the function of a DriveWorks Autopilot machine:

Each machine must have DriveWorks Autopilot running and logged into the same shared group that DriveWorks Administrator is connected to.
  1. From DriveWorks Administrator select Stage 1: Group Setup > Autopilot Settings.
  2. Locate the DriveWorks Autopilot machine from the snapshot picture in the main window.
  3. Check the box next to each function you require that DriveWorks Autopilot machine to perform.
  4. Click the Save button  from the command bar of DriveWorks Administrator.

Start or Stop DriveWorks Autopilot

To Start or Stop DriveWorks Autopilot monitoring:

Each machine must have DriveWorks Autopilot running and logged into the same shared group that DriveWorks Administrator is connected to.
  1. From DriveWorks Administrator select Stage 1: Group Setup > Autopilot Settings.
  2. Locate the DriveWorks Autopilot machine from the snapshot picture in the main window.
  3. Click the Start  or Stop  button from the bottom of the snapshot of the machine.

Open Details

The last two messages received from the DriveWorks Autopilot machine are displayed just above the Open Details link.

Selecting the Open Details link displays a larger, periodically updated, snaphot of the machine with the full log of messages to the right.

To return to the screen that displays the summary of all DriveWorks Autopilot machines click the Return button from the command bar.

A database that holds DriveWorks information and allows multiple connections for access to administer and specify DriveWorks projects.

When more than one connection to the DriveWorks group exists (for example when DriveWorks Autopilot, DriveWorks User or DriveWorks Live is connected) the group MUST be a Shared Group.

A mode of operation for the 3D Preview Box control to display 3D content.


This mode will create and render SolidWorks files using the specified engine.

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