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DriveWorks Administrator

DriveWorks Administrator is a module of DriveWorks Pro that allows you to:

  • Set up and Run Projects
  • Generate Outputs Locally
  • Connect to external data sources
  • Produce custom documents

DriveWorks Administrator is available on a fixed or Floating License.

If the automation project requires 2D and 3D engineering data to be produced two applications will mainly be used :

  • SOLIDWORKS - Used to capture 2D and 3D data to drive, and used to run and generate completed projects.
  • DriveWorks Administrator (Project Designer) - Used to create user forms, apply rules and data and to run completed projects.

DriveWorks Administrator Checklist

Check you have the following in place before using DriveWorks Administrator:

  1. The article Using DriveWorks Administrator has been read.
  2. Any data previously set up in other DriveWorks versions has been migrated by following the articles in From DriveWorksXpress, From DriveWorks Solo or Migration From Earlier Versions Of DriveWorks Pro.


The DriveWorks Capture Assistant appears in the task pane inside SOLIDWORKS, and is used here for capturing models, as well as displaying the forms to create new models.

The add-in inside the SOLIDWORKS task pane shows helper links where appropriate. When you first activate the task pane, you will see a helper link informing that a Group needs to be open. Clicking this link opens the DriveWorks Group Wizard.

For information on how to use the DriveWorks Administrator add-in inside SOLIDWORKS please refer to the SOLIDWORKS topic.

DriveWorks Administrator (Project Designer)

The DriveWorks Administrator Project Designer is used to create user forms, apply rules and data and to run completed projects.

The  Project Designer application is launched by locating DriveWorks Administrator from the Windows start menu.

Additionally the install of DriveWorks includes some tools to assist with:

Group Upscale- Upscale a local Individual Group to a Shared Group.

License Management- View and Return your current Software License entitlement.

Data Management- Manage, Update and Remove data that DriveWorks uses or has created.

Clear Recent List

All recently used Groups and Projects lists can be cleared, at once, from the DriveWorks Today screen.

  1. Select DriveWorks Today from the DriveWorks Task Explorer.
  2. Right Click on any item in the recent list.

  3. Select Clear all.
    Note all Recent Lists will be cleared. This includes:
    • From the DriveWorks Today Window.
    • From the Create/Open Group Wizard.
    • From the Open/Create Project Wizard.

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.