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DriveWorks V20 SP2 Information

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DriveWorks V20 SP2 Information

Innovation and continuous improvement underpin our team's approach to software development.

And whilst we are busy working on new features and enhancements for the next major version, we are of course committed to making each version robust and compatible with all the latest releases of software that DriveWorks interacts with.

  • DriveWorks 20 SP2 has been extensively tested to run SOLIDWORKS 2023.
  • DriveWorks 20 SP2 applies a fix for an issue, introduced by a September 2022 Microsoft .NET update. The issue caused a crash with UpdateExtent shown in the title of the crash dialog.
  • DriveWorks v20 SP2 onwards supports provisioning DriveApps on an Azure database.
  • DriveWorks Live 20 SP2 installs the latest jQuery (1.7.0) and jQuery UI (1.12.1) to overcome potential vulnerability issues in earlier versions of jQuery.

For this release we have also made enhancements across these areas of DriveWorks:

Design Automation - SOLIDWORKS 2023

DriveWorks 20 SP2 fully supports SOLIDWORKS 2023 .

DriveApps and Microsoft Azure

DriveWorks v20 SP2 onwards supports provisioning DriveApps on an Azure database.

However, we have found that by default, Azure may select a database that is over-provisioned and expensive to run.

We recommend therefore, that you review the costs of the vCore purchasing model and select the model that matches your requirements.

We recommend switching this to the DTU based purchasing model. Typically 10 DTU's is well suitable for most scenarios.

Previous Release Information

Please also review the following information which is still relevant for this release.

WordPress Plugins

For customers using the DriveWorks Integration Theme, DriveWorks has released official WordPress plugins to quickly embed DriveWorks Forms into WordPress sites.

These plugins support DriveWorks 17 onwards, where the Integration Theme was first introduced.

See the official DriveWorks WordPress Plugins site for more information.

DriveApp Upgrade

DriveApps created in earlier versions of DriveWorks will require upgrading to run in DriveWorks 20.

This will need to be done in the DriveApp Administration task, on each tile.

The database for each DriveApp will also require upgrading, see Upgraded DriveApps for more information.

DriveWorks 3D - XR Orientation (Beta)

There is a known issue when using this feature. Please see Info: Known Issues for more information.


DriveWorks 19 replaced the use of SQL Compact with SQLite as its underlying database for Individual Groups and exported reports.

Individual Groups created in previous version are automatically backed up when converted.

See DriveWorks Group Upgrades for extension and location information.

Data Grid Control End of Life

From DriveWorks 20 existing Data Grid controls will not be supported on any DriveWorks module or web browser.

Please implement the Data Table control to replace any Data Grid control currently in use.