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SOLIDWORKS Settings (for Autopilot)

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SOLIDWORKS Settings (for Autopilot)

The SOLIDWORKS Settings (for Autopilot) is available from the settings of each DriveWorks module.

These settings will only be applied to DriveWorks Autopilot if it is installed on the same machine as the DriveWorks module they are being applied from.

To apply these settings to DriveWorks Autopilot directly, please see DriveWorks Autopilot - SOLIDWORKS Settings (for Autopilot).

DriveWorks Autopilot has the ability to (automatically):

Each of these queues can be turned on or off independently.

This allows multiple DriveWorks Autopilot machines to be deployed that balance the load of each queue.

Queue Options

Enable SOLIDWORKS model generation

With this option checked SOLIDWORKS will generate the models.

If this option is not checked then Autopilot will only release specification and will not start SOLIDWORKS. In this case another Autopilot will need to set SOLIDWORKS to generate.

Load Balancing

Load balancing is the ability to process tasks across multiple DriveWorks Autopilot machines.

Load balancing ensures that when a task is picked up to be processed by one DriveWorks Autopilot, then another DriveWorks Autopilot will not try and process the same task.

Load balancing is only supported on Shared Groups.


Tagging is the ability to target DriveWorks Autopilot to process a specific task.

See Autopilot for more information.

Maximum retries per model

This is the number of times that DriveWorks Autopilot will attempt to generate the models if an issue occurs. If after all attempts the model is not generate DriveWorks Autopilot will move on to the next model and will flag the failed component.

SOLIDWORKS Health Options

Restart SOLIDWORKS after

This should be set according to the size of the model set being generated.

... models

SOLIDWORKS can be restarted after a certain number of models have been generated.

This is to be used if large assemblies are being generated and SOLIDWORKS is beginning to run slowly.

This will slow down the time taken to generate the models so the setting must be adjusted to suit your preferences.

When this is set to 0 (zero) DriveWorks Autopilot will not restart SOLIDWORKS based on the quantity of models generated.

When this is set to a number greater than 0, DriveWorks Autopilot will pause the generation queue and recommence once SOLIDWORKS has been re-launched.

... minutes without a response

DriveWorks Autopilot can restart SOLIDWORKS after a certain time without a response.

This can be when a model is taking a long time to generate or when there has not been any models generated for an extended period of time.

When the time without a response has been met, DriveWorks Autopilot will pause the generation queue and recommence once SOLIDWORKS has been re-launched.

... every batch of models

When a Specification is released it will be processed. Any models to be generated from the processing will be a batch.

If another Specification is released during the processing of the previous one, any models to be generated will be added to the previous batch.

A new batch will start when there is a break between all processing being completed and more Specifications being released.

Suppress all SOLIDWORKS messages.

With this option checked DriveWorks Autopilot will stop any SOLIDWORKS message boxes during the model generation process.

If you choose to do this then all message boxes will not be shown and default selections will be assumed. This setting will be used the next time DriveWorks Server opens SOLIDWORKS.

Performance Options

Auto launch SOLIDWORKS

This only applies when the 3D Preview Queue or the Model Generation Queue is enabled.

With this option checked when you click Start in Autopilot and either the 3D preview queue OR the model generation queue is enabled, then SOLIDWORKS will automatically start in the background.

This option offers a minor performance benefit.