This document describes the different file extensions that are either created by DriveWorks or used by DriveWorks.
The group file name is the name entered when the group was created. Extensions associated with each group type that can be created are as follows:
|.drivegroup||An Individual Group file. Stores information related to the projects, specifications, captured models, and model generation data in a group.|
|Shared Groups||Shared Groups are held on a SQL Server database and have no physical file until the database is backed up.|
|.bak||A SQL Server database backup file. See How To: Backup a SQL Server Database.|
This only affects DriveWorks Individual Groups created prior to DriveWorks v19 which are then opened in a newer version.
|.drivegroupbackup||From DriveWorks V19 Individual Groups now use SQLite.
A backup of the SQL Compact version is taken, and placed in the same location as the original, before the conversion is performed.
The project file name is the name entered when the project was created. Each project created will have the following project files created with the project name and the extension shown.
|.driveprojx||From DriveWorks v9. DriveWorks Projects now use a single .driveprojx file which contains all information relating to a project and allows child specifications to be embedded within its parent. The .driveproj and . drivemaster files are no longer required.|
|.drivespec||DriveWorks Specification File. Contains information about a specification, such as any specification properties.|
Each specification will also copy the files associated to the project type (listed in the Project Extensions tables above)
|.drivemir||DriveWorks Model Insight Report File. Use the Export Log button within Model Insight to create this file. Contains information about the tasks run during Model Insight.|
|.doc, .docx, .docm||Microsoft Word Document|
|.xls, .xlsx, .xlsb, .xlsm||Microsoft Excel Document|
Depending on the content of the XML Document various other file types can be included in the document, these include .xlst (transform file) and image files (.gif, .jpg etc.)
|Other Document Template Types||DriveWorks has the ability to copy any type of file as a result of a specification being made. To see if a project makes use of any other files using this functionality please refer to the article Copied File.|
For all other file types that are used by DriveWorks please see the article Info: File and Template Locations
|Knowledge Base Article Ref:||KB13022602|