Making drawings of multibody parts is 100% faster for us thanks to Drew. Now we only need to add dimensions and comments.
Martijn Hiddink - Team Leader Technical Design - HoSt
1: Capture your drawing styles once in blueprints.
2: Create and edit drawings in seconds using these blueprints.
3: Benefit from the higher consistency of your drawings.
With one click, you start a drawing containing:
And the greatest thing is: AutoFit makes every object fit on the sheet.
Yearly plans receive a 16% discount (= 2 free months). All plans include updates.
For Drew 2.3 we are working to make weldment bodies lay flat on the sheet, even if they are rotated in all directions.
Verify your drawing with automatic tests before it is reviewed. This accelerates the development proces and decreases the number of iterations needed.
You could already add a sheet per body with on click. In Drew 2.2 we added automatic outer dimensions and a balloon for these body sheets.
Stop manually looking for balloons while doing reviews. Verify with one click that every item in your weldment/assembly drawing has a balloon.
Drew is an add-in for SOLIDWORKS 2016 and newer. After installation, a new tab will appear on the right side of your screen.
Our opinion is that you should be able to use all features, even during a trial. That is why we only limit the trial time and nothing else. After purchase of one or multiple licenses, you will receive a single license code that is identical for all users.
Drew will ask you for a license code after installation. You can request a trial code directly from the software or purchase Drew to receive a code via email. When the license code is validated, you will be guided through a short wizard to set up your Blueprints (templates).
Drew will store your Blueprints in a local text file. Soon you can also store this file on a network drive.
With one click, you start a new drawing containing:
After that you can add or delete views with another single click. Drew makes sure all objects fit on the sheet perfectly again. You can store all of your preferences in the Blueprints.
Drew adds a sheet per unique body with a 3D view and multiple 2D views. All views are then scaled, fitted nicely on the sheet and rotated when necessary. This also works for each subweldment.
For each sheet metal body, Drew adds a sheet (without background) and a 1:1 flat pattern.
Drew 2.1 (September 2019) can also do this for existing drawings. So now it only takes one click to add missing body sheets after you have changed the model.