There are 2 types of model generation available in DriveWorks Administrator.
Please see the topic Info: Model Generation Behavior (KB12121006) for more information.
The DriveWorks Model Generation dialog lists all models that are currently in the queue to be generated.
To reach the model generation queue a specification must have been released to it.
This is achieved by transitioning the specification to a state that uses the Release Model(s) task.
If you use DriveWorks Autopilot and the following apply:
It will have control of the queue and will automatically start generating any models that are released to it.
If you want to manually Generate models DriveWorks Autopilot should be Stopped or have the Enable SOLIDWORKS model generation setting unchecked.
Ensure a specification is not active in the DriveWorks tab of the SOLIDWORKS task pane. If it is either save, cancel, finish or release the specification.
To search for a specific model in the queue type the name of the model in the filter box.
If a sub-assembly is selected DriveWorks will automatically generate any children required in the sub-assembly.
When a specification is running in the SOLIDWORKS task pane the Model Generation button (the button on the left) will become active when OnDemand is available.
Click the button to generate a preview of the models.
Models resulting from specifying a child specification can also utilize OnDemand generation.
This is needed to allow DriveWorks to recognize a new model is required if the child specification is edited.
For example the Default Specification Flow places this task in the Specify state on the Event: Leave State.
The process of DriveWorks automatically generating the new models and drawings from a specification