DriveWorks Solo 15: Project Wizard [send feedback...]

Introduction

The project wizard provides a step-by-step approach to creating or opening a project:

Project
Wizard

Create a new project

If you choose to create a new project, you will be shown a list of different project templates, similar to the following:

New
Project

Empty Project

If you choose the Empty Project option, then a new blank project is created, if you are starting your own automation project, then this is where you will most likely start.

To create an Empty Project:

  • Select the "Empty Project" option
  • Browse for a directory in which to create the project. The best practice here is to create a new directory with the same name as the project you are going to create, e.g. for a project called "Stairs", the directory might be "C:\DriveWorksSolo\Stairs"
  • Optionally, if the directory doesn't have the same name as the project, choose the name you want to give the project.
  • Click Finish

Import from DriveWorksXpress

If you want to create a new project which is a copy of an existing DriveWorksXpress project then:

Templates

DriveWorks Solo comes with some standard templates, and more can be downloaded from the DriveWorks Solo web site: http://www.driveworkssolo.com/.

To use a template:

  • Select the template you want to use
  • Browse for a directory in which to create a new project based on the template. The best practice here is to create a new directory with the same name as the project you are going to create, e.g. for a project called "MyCupboard", the directory might be "C:\DriveWorksSolo\MyCupboard"
  • Optionally, if the directory doesn't have the same name as the project, choose the name you want to give the project.
  • Click Finish

Open an existing project

If you choose to open an existing project, you will be given the option to browse for the project to open:

Open
Project
When opening a project created in an earlier version of DriveWorks you will be prompted to upgrade the project.

Selecting Yes will upgrade the project to the current version. This version cannot be opened in earlier versions of DriveWorks.

Selecting No will cancel the operation.

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