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Configure, Price, Quote Easily with DriveWorks

Why use a Configurator? The ability to configure, price and quote easily has become essential for manufacturing companies of all sizes, in all industries. We’ve all seen, and probably used, some kind of sales configurator. They’re now widely used by many recognized brands as a way of cost-effectively offering configurable products. Configurable products are becoming…

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EVENT: Microsoft 2017 Manufacturing Conference

Learn About CPQ with DriveWorks at Microsoft Manufacturing Conference 2017 Javelin’s John Mignardi will speak at the Microsoft 2017 Manufacturing Conference on December 5th in Mississauga, Ontario. This co-sponsored manufacturing event organized by Sabre Limited on behalf of Microsoft is held about every six months and is intended to help manufacturing companies stay up-to-date on…

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Spreadsheets are out! Configure quotes in minutes, not days

Ah, the 1980s. A time for Rubik’s cubes, Pac-Man…and spreadsheets. Personal computers started showing up on desktops and “apps” like Excel were used for creating accounting statements and bills of materials (along with everyday tasks like tracking your football pool). Excel was and still is a remarkable tool for accumulating data and reporting results. Unfortunately,…

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DriveWorks vs Pack and Go for copying and renaming SOLIDWORKS files

As a longtime user of SOLIDWORKS, I’m a big fan of Pack and Go. It allows me to easily reuse designs, easily rename new files, change folder locations, update references, and even create zip files to quickly collect all the referenced documents of an assembly. But today, I’m not gushing about it. My colleague, Scott,…

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Design Automation Software: Why It’s a Game-Changer for Manufacturers

Steiner Technologies produces a family of automatic back boring tools called the Autofacer®. They have been using DriveWorks since 2010. In a recent blog post, they explained how DriveWorks has significantly improved their processes to make them faster, better and more cost-efficient. Like many other manufacturing companies, Steiner Technologies have found implementing design automation to…

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CPQ for Manufacturing with DriveWorks

DriveWorks configurator software is the ultimate choice in 3D CPQ for manufacturing. DriveWorks software is optimized for sales and engineering teams and has been rigorously tested and endorsed by real manufacturing companies, as well as by Microsoft and SOLIDWORKS as Gold Partners. The ability to configure, price and quote easily has become essential for manufacturing…

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Do You CPQ? Configure, Price & Quote with DriveWorks

Do you CPQ? If your company sells a product that is configurable, then you are likely CPQ’ing all day long. CPQ stands for Configure-Price-Quote. CPQ can be defined as a system that allows a customer to specify their requirements and receive a quote for the products that will meet their needs. CPQ systems make it easy for…

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Using SOLIDWORKS Planes to create a DriveWorks Model

SOLIDWORKS Planes for DriveWorks model

Often times people will ask for a “best practice” when modeling in SOLIDWORKS something that is intended to be used in DriveWorks. While there are several good ones, such as renaming dimensions and features, I would have to say that one of my favorite suggestions is to make extensive use of Reference Geometry such as…

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