This is the root location from where all new Models, Drawings and additional File Formats created by DriveWorks will be stored. Any new Specification Files and Documents produced have the option to be stored in a separate location.
Each model generated by DriveWorks can be stored in a sub folder of this location.
To choose the Default Specification Folder location:
This is the location where global Macros to be used across all Projects within a Group are stored.
The Macros that are to be used globally must be stored in a folder called Macros, for example, if the Group content folder is found at "C:\DriveWorks\My Project\" then the global Macros folder should be found at "C:\DriveWorks\My Project\Macros"
More information on SOLIDWORKS Macros can be found here How To: Create A Macro To Run On A SOLIDWORKS File
DriveWorks Administrator can be set to Auto Recover the current Project after a set amount of minutes.
The setting is available from General Settings.
By default the Auto Recover interval is set to 5 minutes. This can be changed by:
Auto Recover is a machine level setting and will be applied to all Groups opened in DriveWorks Administrator on the machine the setting is applied.
When a Project is opened and a more recent version exists, you will be prompted to load the more recent version.
With this option checked users will be able to see all Documents (as defined in Stage 4: Output Rules Documents) generated for a Specification.
This setting will override the Hide From Document List setting that can be applied to individual Documents.
If unchecked then the Document will either be hidden or shown depending on its own Hide From Document List setting found by editing a Document.
Also when this option is checked, and a Document does not exist but has been set to be shown, a link to the Document will appear but will not open anything when clicked.
With this option checked, and using the Default Specification Flow, released Specifications will be processed by DriveWorks Autopilot.
This improves performance on the administrative computer by generating models and other information on a different machine.
When the Transition comes directly from the Running State the Enter Events of the Completed State are performed by the module the Transition was performed in (eg Admin, Live, User) on the administrative machine.
If the Transition is coming from Autopilot, when this option is checked, the Enter Events of the Completed State are performed by the Autopilot machine and therefore do not impact the administrative machine performance.
This option chooses at what stage the Documents are created. Options include:
When generating multiple Documents the order each Document is generated can be set in the Specification Flow. Please see the article How To: Change Document Generation Order for more information.
With this option checked users will be able to edit existing Specifications. This setting will not enable models to be edited, only Documents will be edited.
With this option checked users will be able to overwrite released model data. The setting Allow existing Specifications to be edited must also be checked for this to be enabled.
With this option checked all Specification Reports will be hidden from non-administrators.
This is the location where Macros and Templates are stored.
To browse to the shared Content Folder location:
With this option checked all settings that would normally be stored for the machine and required administrative rights will be stored for the current user.
With this option checked the last used group will automatically load on launch of DriveWorks Administrator Project Designer. The SOLIDWORKS Add-in will not automatically load the last used Group.
With this option checked all database queries will be disabled when the Project is loaded.