1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 24, 2014 11:06 AM by Matthew Lawrence

    DriveWorks Xpress and Configuration Specific Properties

    Matthew Bennett

      Hello all,

      I have a component within a DriveWorks Xpress assembly that contains a configuration specific property "Length" that is linked to the overall length of the component. Then in the configuration specific tab the BOM quantity is set to read the property "Length".


      What this produces (for those that may not know) is in the BOM, on the drawing, the QTY field for that component takes the QTY and multiplies it by the QTY giving you a total length for the component


      The issue is when I create new configurations using DriveWorks Xpress and they complete creating the Assembly and Drawing, the Configuration Specific property "Length" has been deleted/removed from the component in question.


      Do I need to capture the property "Length" within DriveWorks Xpress? If I do, the only rule I can apply to it is link to the dimension from part/component. There technically would not be any driving rules for it.


      Points of interest are...

      1. There is already a configuration specific property, "Weight", from the source component that does carry over into the driveworks xpress component.

      2. On the source assembly and drawing the property "Length" is present and the BOM QTY is reading the total length of all applicable components.

      3. The property "Length" was not part of the property list of the part template that the component was created from. This should not matter but maybe it does.


      Let me know if this is clear or you need any additional explanation or information.


      If anyone can lend some help/advice I would greatly appreciate it.


      Thank you,


        • Re: DriveWorks Xpress and Configuration Specific Properties
          Matthew Lawrence

          Hi Matthew


          Is the Configuration Specific Property "Length" in a Part or at the Assembly Level?


          You have "Weight" set up and you say that works. Do you have the Part, that "Weight" is in, captured in DriveWorksXpress?


          If the Component/Part, with the Length custom property in, is not captured in DriveWorksXpress then it will not do anything with that file. It will not remove anything from that file either. Do you have that Part Captured in DriveWorksXpress?


          The other thing to check is that DriveWorks is actually using the part you think it is using. Sometimes, when capturing and using multiple parts, the SolidWorks references can get confused. In the Generated file, or in the captured assembly, check the Model references and make sure it is using the file you want it to use.


          It should not matter that it was a custom property that you have added.


          Do all of the calculated lengths in the BOM come out at the correct values?


          Thank you