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DriveWorks Hierarchical Control – Part Two

In this DriveWorks Tech Tips blog post we continue from part one to look at ways to use DriveWorks Hierarchical Properties to build our forms more quickly and make them smarter. In the video below we show the creation of a more responsive table out of labels, which once setup, can be quickly expanded to…

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Transformer Simulation: How to perform open and short circuit tests easily inside SOLIDWORKS

Transformer Simulation Section plot of the magnetic flux density

A transformer is a static electrical machine that transfers electrical energy between 2 or more circuits through the principle of electromagnetic induction. As shown in Figure 1, the transformer consists of a core (usually laminated steel), a primary winding and a secondary winding. A time varying current in the primary coil produces a time varying…

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DriveWorks Hierarchical Control

In this Tech Tip video we look at the basics of DriveWorks Hierarchical Control properties of form controls. In this simple example, we look at how to use these properties on your forms to help make your forms more dynamic and responsive to the type of device your customers are viewing DriveWorks on. In this video,…

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Free DriveWorks Tech Tips Webinar

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Javelin’s DriveWorks Expert Lee Herron hosts monthly community meetings where Javelin customers can bring their DriveWorks questions or problems and receive free mentoring and troubleshooting advice. This will be an open meeting format, where all attendees can learn from other companies’ projects, plans and issues. Please be aware that all attendees will be able to…

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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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Motor Manufacturer Eliminates Repetitive Engineering Tasks with DriveWorks

WEG Energia are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of Electric Motors and they are using DriveWorks Pro to eliminate repetitive engineering tasks. Custom Products Typically each contract means a new and often complex product needs to be custom designed, complete with detailed manufacturing data and drawings. The complexities of a power generator project for…

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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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Static electricity explained using EMS for SOLIDWORKS [VIDEO]

Static Electricity Simulation

I am sure you have experienced a static electric shock especially on a dry winters day. You probably know this as static electricity. For some people this is extremely annoying but for some others it could be fun. Maybe you wondered why this happens. In this blog post, I will attempt to explain it using…

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Upgrading to the New Version of DriveWorks – Everything You Need To Know

The new version of DriveWorks has just arrived, and I know that all of our lovely customers can’t wait to upgrade and start using the awesome new features. Let’s take a moment to review some best practices when it comes to upgrading DriveWorks. DO NOT UPGRADE YOUR CURRENT PRODUCTION SYSTEM! This point cannot be stressed enough. While…

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