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DriveWorks User

DriveWorks User is a module of DriveWorks Pro that allows you to specify projects set up by DriveWorks Administrator. With DriveWorks User:

  • Users cannot Change Rules
  • Requires Access to the Company Network
  • Specifications created with DriveWorks User can have their models generated locally (if installed on a machine that has SOLIDWORKS) or on a remote machine that is on the network (by DriveWorks Autopilot)
Specifying using the SOLIDWORKS add-inSpecifying using DriveWorks User

DriveWorks User is available on a fixed or Floating License.

DriveWorks User Checklist

Check you have the following in place before specifying using DriveWorks User:

  1. The Group and Projects are located so they that can be accessed by all required DriveWorks applications. See DriveWorks Data and Files in How To: Deploy DriveWorks Pro
  2. The machine DriveWorks User is installed on follows the recommendations. See Deployment Scenarios in How To: Deploy DriveWorks Pro
  3. The Group DriveWorks User is connecting to is a Shared Group. See Group Upscale for information on upscaling an Individual Group to a Shared Group.

Opening Groups

A Group is opened by one of the following methods:

  • The last group used can be set to open by selecting Automatically open last used group from the DriveWorks User Settings.
  • From the recent list
  • From the Group button on the Title Bar
  • From the Open Group button on the Command Bar

The Group button activates the Open Group Wizard when clicked. Or it will display a list of recently opened Groups by clicking the drop down arrow on the button.

DriveWorks Today

When the machine is connected to the internet, DriveWorks Today will display dynamic community content containing useful links to information, news and events to do with DriveWorks.

DriveWorks Today also contains a list of your recent groups to make accessing them faster.

DriveWorks User Header Bar

The DriveWorks User header bar contains icons that will launch

Additionally the header bar displays the standard windows icons to the Help file, minimize and maximize the application and to close the application.

DriveWorks User Command Bar

The DriveWorks User command bar dynamically changes to present the appropriate commands for the task selected from the Task explorer.

The Refresh command is displayed for each task. This will refresh the main window to display latest news items (when in DriveWorks Today) or latest specifications made (when in Specification explorer)

Specification Explorer Commands


The New command is displayed for the Specification Explorer. This will begin a new specification if only one project is available in the current group. For groups that have more than one available project the project list dialog will appear when this button is clicked.

Open folder

The Open Folder command becomes available when a specification is selected from the specification explorer. This will open Windows Explorer in the parent location for the existing specification files of the selected specification.

Other Reports

DriveWorks creates a report for each component generated. These reports document the success of completing the requested operation during its generation.

Show Archived

The Show Archived command will display all specifications that have previously been archived.

Task Explorer

The Task Explorer allows browsing between DriveWorks Today and the Specification stage.

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