SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD tools automate repetitive design tasks, benefiting companies making custom products for bid/RFP, as well as high volume manufacturers. SOLIDWORKS design automation tools include:

  • DriveWorksXpress—Automate your design process, and generate infinite variations of a model using a rules-based project that you set up once and run again and again
    • Capture and re-use design knowledge to save time and money
    • Incorporate design rules to minimize errors and cost from manual mistakes
    • Automate repetitive tasks to dramatically reduce design time when specifying new variants
    • Free design engineers from doing repetitive tasks to concentrate on new and special designs
    • Generate variations quickly and easily based on rules you create
  • Hotkeys—Automate many simple tasks with only a few mouse clicks
  • SOLIDWORKS Macros—Automate and streamline tasks with only a few steps
  • Task Scheduler—Schedule and automatically drive off-peak batch processing activities
  • Links to Microsoft® VBA—Generate custom automation using standard industry automation tools
  • Built-in Application Programming Interface (API)—Automate specific functions in SOLIDWORKS