Software product matrix

Compare DriveWorksXpress, DriveWorks Solo and DriveWorks Pro

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Supported Operating Systems and Browsers

Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (DriveWorks Desktop Applications)

All of the above plus Windows Server (2016, 2019) (DriveWorks Live Web application)

Google Chrome 8+, Mozilla Firefox 4+, Microsoft Edge, Safari 5.1+ (Configuring products in a Browser through DriveWorks Live)

Cloud Hosting: Microsoft Azure, AWS

CAD – Controlling SOLIDWORKS 3D Models and 2D Drawings

Drive Dimensions, Features and Custom Properties

Drive Color, Material and Textures

Drive Advanced Feature Properties (Hole Wizards, Sheet Metal, Weldments)

Drive Instances

Replace Components (with existing files or dynamically driven files)

Create additional model file formats (STEP, STL, PDF, DXF, JPEG, etc.)

Full control over new model file names and locations

Control multiple model sets from a single project

Run SOLIDWORKS Model Macros

Generative design – create new features on the fly (configurations, insert components, mates, etc.)

Create a drawing for each part and assembly

Create multiple drawings for each part and assembly

Full control over new drawing file names and locations

Create additional drawing file formats (PDF, DXF, DWG, JPEG, etc.)

Control Drawing Sheets (Re-scale, Rename, Delete)

Control Drawing Views (Re-scale, Re-position, Delete)

Control Annotations (Dimension Text, Notes, Symbols, etc.)

Control Dimension positions

Control Custom Properties, Break Lines and Layers

Run SOLIDWORKS Drawing Macros

Run additional tasks on the fly (Auto Balloon, Arrange Dimensions, Rescale and Position Views, etc.)

Document Creation

Create documents (such as Sales Quotes, Purchase Orders, Bills of Materials, etc.)

Built in document templates

Fully customizable document creation (from Word, Excel, XML, etc.)

Send HTML emails with attachments

Create Additional File Formats (PDF, HTML, TXT, XML, etc.)

Output Generation

Immediate generation of SOLIDWORKS models and drawings

Real Time Preview (On Demand) – updates model while specifying

Manual release of generation queue – allows multiple specifications to have their models generated from a queue

Automatic generation – unattended generation of outputs

Load balancing – distributes output generation over multiple machines

Priority processing – Change the order that outputs are created based on rules

Output Tagging – Generate outputs on targeted machines or in specific locations

User Interface Design

Automatic Form designer

Expert Form Designer (Resolution and Control Guides, Control Grouping, Control Property Grid, etc.)

Multiple form creation with dynamic navigation

Basic Form Controls (Text Box, Numeric Text Box, Drop Down, Spin Button, Check Box)

Enhanced Form Controls (Hyperlink, Label, List Box, Option Group, Picture Box, Slider)

Advanced Form Controls (3D Preview, Child Specification List, Data Table, Date Picker, Frame Control, Macro Button, Upload Control, etc.)

Dynamic options for list controls

Dynamic control of Enable and Visible properties of form controls

Dynamic control over fonts and colors

Static validation and validation messages

Dynamic validation and validation messages

Copy and paste form controls

Re-skin controls

Support for responsive forms (allows re-positioning of controls when used on screens of different sizes)

Project hierarchy (run a specification inside a specification to any level (For example a contract with multiple configurable line items)

Working with Data and Rules

Use tabular data to calculate rules

Copy and paste Excel data

Create internal data tables

Use dynamic data from ODBC Data sources in rules (SAP, Oracle, MySQL, SQLServer, etc.)

Export data to ODBC data sources (for example SAP, Oracle, MySQL, SQLServer)

Pull and Push data dynamically to and from SQL Server Databases using SQL or Windows authentication

Create Group Level Tabular data for use across an entire implementation

Create Calculation tables where each cell can be calculated from other cells

Create Rollup data tables – where information such a price or BOM Quantities is rolled up through the project hierarchy

Web Service integration – communicate with any web service OR use DriveWorks as a web service

Over 250 engineering, mathematic and scientific functions

Over 50 vector (3D), database and PDM functions

Rules builder with function wizard and rule insight (rule breakdown and drill down, function assistance, syntax highlighting and function helper text)

Reusable rules (Variables)

Pervasive search/filtering capabilities

Maintainability, Reporting and Diagnostics

Rules commentary

Rules revisioning

Reporting on model generation success or failure

Reporting on specification process success or failure

Real time testing during form design

Rules analysis and breakdown

What-if scenarios (Specification Test Mode)

Interactive step through of model generation

Rule Profiling (rule specific error debugging, performance solving and insight features)


Import DriveWorksXpress Projects

Import DriveWorks Solo Projects

Underlying database – Microsoft SQL Server

Security – Users and Teams

Security – Active Directory compatibility

Granular permissions

Zero-Conversion web access

Unattended model generation

Standalone user seats

Fully customizable work flow – (who, what and when)

Built in Apps providing ready to run functionality:
– Dashboard – Link to Projects, access KPI’s
– CPQ – Full Configure, Price, Quote solution

Automatic processing of external data

Fully documented API with Software Development Kit



SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional (Automatic check-in of models, drawings and documents)


3rd party system Integration through file import and export

3rd party system Integration through SQL\ ODBC connections

3rd party system Integration through web services

3rd party system Integration through fully documented Application programming Interface

Online Configurator and DriveWorks 3D

Direct web access through the application

Run as a service through Internet Information Services (IIS)

Application Mode – replicate desktop running directly on the web

Web Theme with basic re-skinning

Choice of fully responsive skins

Integration Theme with Web API enabling full integration with existing websites

Session Management – control license usage over the Internet

Image gallery – display image files as they are created

Configurable 3D in a browser

Virtual Reality support

Real-time 3D text support

Virtual Reality support

Real-time 3D text support

Server side rendering of web optimized DriveWorks 3D files

Image fall back mode when no WebGL on client machine

Model click interaction

Transparent image support

  • DriveWorks Pro is made up of a number of Software Modules – Please check the DriveWorks Pro Data Sheet for specific functionality of each to meet your needs.
  • Preview Generation (On Demand) is available for DriveWorks Solo and Pro modules that run as an add-in to SOLIDWORKS and is not available in DriveWorks Pro Live.
  • The modules DriveWorks Pro user and DriveWorks Pro Live provide access for Users to enter data.
  • DriveWorks Pro Live provides seamless conversion of DriveWorks projects for web access.
  • DriveWorks Pro Autopilot is required for some features.
  • Multiple licenses of DriveWorks Pro Autopilot are required for some features.
  • DriveWorks Pro User is required for some features.
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