For the past 20 years the SOLIDWORKS products supported Engineering and Design departments with an amazing suite of tools to create, analyze, visualize, manage and build their dreams. During that time the HAWKWARE Team studied and listened to your challenges, creating a wide range of complementary solutions to maximize your investments, and improve your competitive positions.
What challenges do you face? Sometimes the solution is as simple as automating some repeatable, but tedious steps in a design or management process. Other challenges may require a software platform that doesn’t exist. We love a challenge. And we love seeing our customers succeed.
The HAWKWARE Team provides a wide range of solutions and services to better utilize the SOLIDWORKS technologies at your disposal. Here are some of the unique capabilities our team adds to your SOLIDWORKS environment.
Access SOLIDWORKS PDM vault documents and data using a REST API to automate communication between business systems.
Easily assign Tasks, create Discussions, or log time against SOLIDWORKS PDM vault documents.
Flexible cross-discipline BOM integration, with management of non-modeled items and creation of BOM-only assemblies.
Highly configuration query-based PDM Tasks to import or export data directly with any SQL or Oracle database.
Enforce SOLIDWORKS reference integrity between models and drawings, assemblies and components.
At the PDM document level, precisely distribute notifications, or assign critical approvals.
Automate all the mundane, but necessary activities like printing, file conversions, part numbering and BOM output.
Develop specialized solutions to solve your unique challenges, automate your processes, and integrate your systems, improving your bottom line, and your work environment.
WESTCAN Manufacturing developed an internal website to gather information from multiple systems, including SOLIDWORKS PDM. They needed to use URLs to pass commands to PDM to get properties, BOMs, previews, and even to replace SOLIDWORKS CAD references to support online configuration.
The solution was to develop a REST (representational state transfer) API for SOLIDWORKS PDM, that would accept commands in URL form and return data or confirmation. This technology platform can now be leveraged in other applications, like issue tracking and PLM interactions.