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Toolbox

The DriveWorks Toolbox provides a set of predefined actions that can be run by DriveWorks, as Tasks, in the following ways:

  • From a macro button, on a user form, as a specification macro
  • During specification, as an event or transition, as part of the  Specification Flow

Additionally each task can have conditions applied which are evaluated before deciding to execute the task or not.

Some tasks are fixed and require no further properties to be applied. Other tasks can have further properties applied that can retrieve information from the group or project or pass information into the specification.

Toolbox is available from the following areas:

When a task is selected, its properties are shown in the Properties window.

All tasks have a Title property which can be used to give the task a descriptive name.

Depending on the type of task, there may be additional properties.

Each property can be made dynamic - see individual tasks for more information.

If you build a rule for a property, then DriveWorks needs to have the project open to calculate it, which means even if the specification is going from one Paused state to another, DriveWorks will open the project and then close it again which may affect the performance of the project, particularly with Excel Projects.

To build a static value, type the value into the box next to the property name in the property grid.

To build a rule, click the property name, and then click the ellipsis ... button that launches the rule builder.

Toolbox Items

Tasks available from the Toolbox are sorted into the following categories:

  • 3D
  • Autopilot
  • Data
  • File System
  • General
  • PDMPro
  • Security
  • Services
  • Specification Hosting
  • Specifications

Additional categories will appear if you have an appropriate PowerPack installed.

The Toolbox list can be be filtered by using the filter at the top of the list.

Please see the topic How To Use Filters for more advanced filtering information.

The Toolbox is available from the following areas:

Tasks

The available Toolbox task items are as follows:

Conditions

The available Toolbox condition items are as follows: