Any DXF file created automatically as part of the generation process can be stored in a single location. This is useful for CAM applications that monitor a single folder for any new additions and produce NC code from the file.
To choose the DXF location:
DriveWorks Administrator has the ability to launch SOLIDWORKS in certain areas such as Specification Test or to view CAD Data. DriveWorks Server controls SOLIDWORKS in order to generate models.
To allow for this DriveWorks needs to know the location of the local machines executable file for the required version of SOLIDWORKS.
To browse for the SOLIDWORKS executable:
With this option checked DriveWorks will drive all configuration custom properties. With this option unchecked only the custom properties in the main file will be driven.
With this option checked DriveWorks will save all eDrawings in HTML format. This will enable users to view an eDrawing in a web browser (eDrawings will still need to be installed).
With this option checked all generated models will be zoomed to fit the graphics area of SOLIDWORKS prior to saving.
Images exported from a SOLIDWORKS model will be created from this final view.
This setting controls the units that will be used to drive Hole Wizard feature parameters.
The available options are listed in the table below:
|Hole Wizards use user units (recommended)|
The values to be driven into the dimensions, captured from the hole wizard parameters, will be in the units native to the document, e.g. 15 (for a part where the units are set to mm) or 0.590551 (for a part where the units are set to inch)
|Hole Wizards use meters|
The values to be driven into the dimensions, captured from the hole wizard parameters, will be in meters, e.g. 0.015 (15mm)
This sets the level of reporting for Model Generation.
There are three levels of reporting:
During Queued Generation the reporting information is stored in the DriveWorks Group (database).
We recommend using Normal or Verbose reporting during testing only. Once in production please set the reporting level to minimal.
This will avoid large reports being produced and excessive amounts of data being stored in the DriveWorks Group file.
With this option checked instances and components will be deleted as a group. This will improve model generation performance in a production environment. If the option is unchecked instances and components will be deleted individually.
With this option checked configuration names will be included in all exported DriveWorks 3D files from SOLIDWORKS. This applies to models that are exported using the DriveWorks 3D Export Add-In.
Checking this settings will use the active SOLIDWORKS Configuration in the saved DriveWorks 3D file. The Configuration name will be used in Geometry name to ensure they are unique. This means that the same SOLIDWORKS file can be saved in two separate configurations and each DriveWorks 3D file will be unique. Each drive3d file will need to have a unique name.
The DriveWorks 3D Geometry name will be saved as SOLIDWORKSFileName-ConfigurationName.