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Alignex partner, DriveWorks was founded back in 2001 by Glen Smith and Maria Sarkar. Today DriveWorks Design Automation and Sales Configurator software is used by businesses of all shapes & sizes. It is used in a wide range of industries and market sectors and across many geographies. DriveWorks brings together great technology, high standards, market intelligence and a vibrant mix of talent.

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HW Ventilation Benefit From Ten Times Faster Design Time Since Using DriveWorks Solo

Guest Author - DriveWorks Team on December 3, 2020 at 11:30 AM


HW Ventilation, based in Rescaldina Italy is a leading company in the ventilation and air movement systems industry.

They design, produce and sell axial impellers and ventilators for industrial use. This includes engine cooling systems, compressors, industrial plants and HVAC systems.


HSI Cranes – Scaling Up From DriveWorks Solo to DriveWorks Pro

Guest Author - DriveWorks Team on October 15, 2020 at 11:30 AM


Handling Systems International Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Jib Cranes, Gantry Cranes, Workstation Cranes and Bridge Cranes, headquartered in McCook, IL USA. HSI has been using DriveWorks since 2017, to automate the design process of their cranes. They started initially using DriveWorks Solo.


DriveWorksXpress – Not Just for Complete Products

Guest Author - DriveWorks Team on September 10, 2020 at 11:30 AM


Design automation is quickly becoming the norm, offering businesses the opportunity to streamline business processes and adapt quickly to changing market conditions.

DriveWorksXpress is an easy to use, entry-level design automation tool included free inside SOLIDWORKS. Our rules-based software allows you to create multiple versions of your SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies and drawings, quickly and accurately.


How COVID-19 has Accelerated Digital Transformation

Guest Author - DriveWorks Team on August 20, 2020 at 11:30 AM


Digital transformation is a hot topic throughout many industries.

There is a real buzz around the introduction of digitalization and how it can help companies be agile, efficient and resilient.

All essential features when moving forward from the global pandemic.

As a result of COVID-19, we have seen a glimpse into a future world – where digital is a key part of every interaction.

Moving into this new era – we have seen that digital transformation is no longer just a nice to have for those in the manufacturing industry wanting to drive productivity and increase efficiency.

With the world changing at an unprecedented speed, we have seen tangible transformation taking place– with technology at its center.


How Digital Transformation is Changing the Manufacturing Industry

Guest Author - DriveWorks Team on July 11, 2019 at 11:30 AM


The term Digital Transformation has attracted a lot of attention across the manufacturing industry and throughout the media recently. Defined by The Enterprisers Project, Digital Transformation is “the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business, resulting in fundamental changes to how businesses operate and how they deliver value to customers.”


Gain the Ultimate Competitive Edge with DriveWorks CPQ

Guest Author - DriveWorks Team on April 18, 2019 at 11:30 AM


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 the norm and many companies are seeking a configure, price and quote (CPQ) solution that can help them to meet the increasing demand for custom products and gain a competitive edge.


What is Configure, Price and Quote (CPQ) Software?

Guest Author - DriveWorks Team on September 20, 2018 at 11:30 AM


Online customization tools are becoming increasingly popular and they’re used by many companies as a way to cost-effectively offer customizable products.

This type of software is often referred to as Configure, Price and Quote (CPQ) software.


Create and Configure Custom Products Fast with Design Automation

Guest Author - DriveWorks Team on September 6, 2018 at 11:30 AM


Offering customized products is a great competitive differentiator. It often leads to more sales, higher revenues, and happy customers. However, with more and more companies offering customization, you need to   work smarter than your competitors .

Customized 3D Printed Phone Cases with DriveWorks Sales Configurator

Guest Author - DriveWorks Team on August 5, 2016 at 2:32 PM


Moogue uses DriveWorks as a Sales Configurator to allow anyone to configure custom 3D printed phone cases. They are based in the Netherlands and create their customizable phone cases using a 3D printer.



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