Create balloons to relate items in a bill of materials table to the corresponding items in a drawing view. Use the Balloon, Auto Balloon, and Stacked Balloon tools to create balloons on the drawing. Align balloons using magnetic lines.
Calculate values in a bill of materials table using equations. Use various functions such as IF, AVERAGE, COUNT, and so on to calculate the data. Calculate the total cost by multiplying the unit cost times the quantity. Determine the sum of the costs of all of the components in an assembly.
Add fasteners from the Toolbox library to the hole wizard holes and cylindrical cuts on selected faces or to an entire assembly. Add a sensor to monitor property values. Set up an alert to notify you if the property value is outside acceptable limits. Automatically add fasteners to an assembly. Edit the settings for the default fasteners. Edit existing fasteners. Add washers and nuts to secure fasteners.
Use the rules panel to link the captured models to the forms you created for data entry. Utilize logic and math operators to define the rules. Drive the output model and drawing by entering parameters into the form.
Learn how to optimize designs to reduce model weight by varying model dimensions. Apply parameters and constraints to optimize your design to meet goals. Learn how design studies are used with Simulation.
Discover DFMXpress and see how to check the manufacturability of parts for certain manufacturing processes. Set up geometric rule parameters for each type of part. Identify features that may inhibit a part's ability to be manufactured. Review machined, sheet metal, and molded parts.
Automatically populate cells in a BOM table using custom properties from the models in the drawing. Fill cells with custom properties such as vendor and part number. Modify and save a BOM table as a template for future use.
Use the form panel to create data entry fields where you can input numeric or text fields to drive the captured items. Understand the types of data entry fields that you can use. Create control parameters to limit the values that you can enter into the data entry fields.
Capture the dimensions, features, custom properties, and configurations to drive the customized output model. Modify parameters of a model while maintaining the design intent of the model. Select components with parameters that you want to capture.
Discover DriveWorksXpress and see how to automate the design process. Create custom variations of a model from a base model. Understand the 5 major steps that DriveWorksXpress requires to drive the database and update the models. Explore the DriveWorksXpress interface.