Choose Your Sessions
This year DriveWorks World will kick off with the main event on Monday, followed by our annual dinner.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, you can then choose either DriveWorks Training and Certification or select short breakout sessions, covering specific topics, to tailor your DriveWorks World experience and learn what's relevant to you. The breakout sessions are divided by topic and skill level so you can learn in as much detail as you need.
You'll have the opportunity to meet with delegates from all sessions during break and lunch times, when we actively encourage you to network and share ideas.
If you have any questions regarding the schedule or the event, please contact us.
Sunday 15th April
DriveWorks World 2018 Excursion
We’ve arranged a great excursion on the Sunday before DriveWorks World and we’d like you to join us!
We'll be visiting Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Tatton Park Historic Estate and enjoying lunch and drinks by the fire together.
Find out more on our blog.
Monday 16th April
DriveWorks World 2018
Kicking off the week with the main DriveWorks World event, including:
- What's New in DriveWorks 16
- Several 'How We Use DriveWorks' User Presentations
- Using Specification Flow
- Reporting and Troubleshooting
Followed by our annual DriveWorks World dinner, not to be missed!
Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th April
Option 1: DriveWorks Pro Administrator Training and Certification
The DriveWorks Pro Administrator Essential Training is ideal if you are quite new to DriveWorks and want to become certified. The training will cover topics such as:
- Creating a Group
- Capturing Models
- Creating a Project
- Building a User Interface
- Building Rules
- Using Constants and Variables
- Validating Results with Reporting
- File Name and Relative Path Rules
- Tables in DriveWorks
- Form and Document Templates
- Adding and Driving Component Sets
- Capturing and Driving Drawings
- Creating a Specification Flow
You can work through the training at your own pace. On completion of the training you will sit the DriveWorks Pro Certification and become a Certified DriveWorks Professional (CDWP) to demonstrate your expertise.
Once you're certified you can then learn how to enhance your project by working through the DriveWorks Pro Administrator Advanced training, covering the following topics:
- Static and Dynamic Properties
- Advanced Form Controls
- Specification Control
- Linking to External Data
- Creating and Using a Roll Up Table
- Hierarchical Properties
- Macro Buttons
- Using Generation Tasks
- Using Calculation Tables
Option 2: Choose Your Own Topic Specific Sessions
A selection of brief sessions covering specific topics at different skill levels.
Before DriveWorks World you'll choose which sessions you wish to attend. By choosing your own sessions you'll only learn what's relevant to you and your DriveWorks projects.
Sessions will be repeated at different times on both days to give you the best opportunity to join the sessions you want to.
The sessions are divided into categories and skill levels. This means you'll only learn the topics you want to, in as much detail as you need. At DriveWorks World, you can learn at your own pace.
See the topics we'll be covering at each skill level below.
Session Topic Category Getting Started with Specification Flow - The Who Does What and When in Your DriveWorks Configurator Workflow Specification Flow Structuring Your Projects and Assemblies to Match Your Company Needs Modularity Taking Design Automation to the Next Level with Generation Tasks Design Automation Setting up DriveWorks Pro Server for a Multi-User Environment and Additional DriveWorks Software Modules Modularity Troubleshooting Your DriveWorks Projects Reports and Auditing Creating a Responsive Configurator that Works Well and Looks Good on Any Device Forms DriveWorks Hardware - What Do I Need? Modularity An Introduction to the DriveWorks CPQ Template Configure, Price, Quote
Session Topic Category Working with XML Data in DriveWorks Integration Reading and Writing Data to SQL Securely and Safely Using DriveWorks Integration Generation Tasks - Can We Make the Perfect Drawing? Design Automation Simplifying Your Projects Using Generation Tasks Design Automation Controlling Specification Macros with New Workflows Workflow Scheduling Specification Processing Using the DriveWorks Autopilot Power Pack Workflow Gathering and Processing Data with Web Services and DriveWorks Integration Using DriveWorks Rules to Create Detailled Bills of Materials Integration Connecting Your Existing Configurators to the DriveWorks CPQ Template Configure, Price, Quote
Session Topic Category Creating Fully Integrated Configurators Using Specification Host Control Modularity Integrating DriveWorks Live in to Your Company Website Using Skins and Themes Integration Adding New Relational Lists to the DriveWorks CPQ Template Configure, Price, Quote Creating 3D Layouts in a Browser with DriveWorks Configuration Using 3D Controlling Custom Cameras In Your DriveWorks 3D Scene Configuration Using 3D 3D is Not All About CAD. Best Practices, Tips and Tricks for Creating a 3D Configurator Using Replacements, Scaling and Appearance Remapping Configuration Using 3D Creating Custom Functions Using the DriveWorks API Integration Creating Custom Specification Tasks Using the DriveWorks API Integration Creating Custom Generation Tasks Using the DriveWorks API Integration Load Balancing DriveWorks Live Across IIS Instances Using Application Request Routing Modularity An Introduction to the New DriveWorks eCommerce PowerPack Integration
- Topic Essentials
Plus: Add a One to One Session with a DriveWorks Expert
Bookable one to one sessions with DriveWorks experts are also available for an additional fee. Please contact us for more information.
Based on suggestions from delegates, this agenda may change. The full DriveWorks World 2018 schedule will be released closer to the event. If you have any questions regarding the schedule or the event, please contact us.
DriveWorks World 2018 will be held in Cheshire, UK at the Park Royal Hotel.
A traditional converted vicarage surrounded by the Cheshire countryside, the Park Royal hotel is in a prime location with great transport links.
The hotel is within easy reach of the M56, M6 and M62, just 14 miles from Manchester Airport and 3 miles from Warrington Central Train Station.
The Park Royal Hotel
Book your room at the Park Royal Hotel for DriveWorks World 2018.
The hotel has great transport links, breakfast is included, you'll get full use of the leisure facilities and be right at the heart of the DriveWorks World action.
If you are unsure about booking arrangements, please contact us.
DriveWorks World is sponsored by the following carefully selected technology partners and service providers that add relevance and value to the event.