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Articles by: John Mignardi

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Automate to Dominate: Automate tasks within Enterprise business systems

One of the great things about the internet is how it has simplified many aspects of our lives. You can order nearly anything online quickly and easily with a smart phone or tablet. How valuable would the internet be, however, if you ordered something but did…

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Automate to Dominate: Automated Product Library Creation with DriveWorks

One of the most common topics that arises during discussions about DriveWorks and Product Configurators is product libraries. Many companies mistakenly believe that they need to have every possible component and every possible assembly in their product library. For companies that design a high number…

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Automate to Dominate: Create effortless Drawings (and other Manufacturing data) with DriveWorks

I joined the Javelin team in October 2000 and vividly remember the impression that we made on designers during SOLIDWORKS drawing creation presentations. They were amazed when we would simply “drag and drop” a 3D model onto a drawing template and instantly create four views and a Bill…

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Conveyor manufacturer uses DriveWorks to create customized and cost-effective conveyors

Since 1946, Rolmaster Conveyors has been designing, building and maintaining conveyor solutions and materials handling equipment for a wide range of industrial manufacturing sectors. From roller belts, chain or wire mesh conveyors to complex lifts, turntable and transfer systems. All products are designed and manufactured at…

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Leading custom furniture manufacturer accelerates design & production using DriveWorks & SOLIDWORKS software

Leading custom furniture manufacturer Neville Johnson is using SOLIDWORKS and DriveWorks to accelerate the design and production time of its highly customized desks, cabinetry, and other furniture designs. Neville Johnson Offices has standardized on SOLIDWORKS and DriveWorks to accelerate the design of its show-piece grade home study…

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