DriveWorks Pro 17: Captured Models [send feedback...]

Captured Models

The Captured Models section shows all of the models which have been captured in the currently open group.

You can right click any captured model to see options to expand/collapse its children (see Right Click (Context) Menu below).

Hover the mouse over any Captured Model to see the full path of where the model is located.

Right click and select Show In Explorer to launch Windows Explorer at that location.

Capturing a New Model

To Capture a new model, simply:

  1. Open the part or assembly in SOLIDWORKS
  2. Click the Action Link which appears at the top and asks you to capture the active model

Removing a Captured Model

Please see the Data Management topic To remove captured information.

Removing a Child of a Captured Assembly

To remove a child of a captured assembly:

  1. Open the captured parent assembly
  2. From the DriveWorks Capture Assistant select Captured Assembly Structure
  3. Right Click the component to be uncaptured
  4. Select Uncapture Children

The warning message below will be displayed:

Select the following from the message:

  • Cancel - to cancel the uncapture
  • Yes - to uncapture the component and remove all captured information from the group
  • No - to uncapture the component but preserve all captured information in the group
    Preserving all captured information allows a model to be recaptured and have all captured information restored.

    This allows, for example, a sub-assembly to be removed from an assembly and recaptured outside of the existing assembly structure.

Import Components

The Import Components wizard enables you to import captured models and all captured parameters from one group, into the current group.

Please see Import Components for more information.

Right Click (Context) Menu

Right clicking on any captured model in the Captured Models pane will display a context menu.

The options available are:

  • Expand - Will expand to display the children of the selected captured model
  • Expand All - Will expand to display the children of all captured models
  • Collapse - Will collapse to hide the children of the selected captured model
  • Collapse All - Will collapse to hide the children of all captured models
  • Show In Explorer - will launch Windows Explorer at the location the model is stored
  • Launch Data Management - This will only be available when the captured model is missing. See Missing References below.

Missing References

Captured Models that cannot be located will be shown in red.

To remove or change the location of any missing reference please see the Data Management topic To remove captured information.

Capture Parameters from the Model

After a model has been captured it can then have parameters captured that will be driven by the rules put in place.

More information on capturing the various parameters can be found at the following links:

For Parts:

For Assemblies:

Once a drawing has been captured for a model (part or assembly) it can then have further parameters captured to drive the drawing.

More information on capturing the various drawing parameters can be found at the following links:

For Drawings:

Capturing is the process of telling DriveWorks what documents, models and drawings you want to automate, and what features in those models and drawings are going to change.

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