SOLIDWORKS Electrical Routing

SOLIDWORKS Instructor Led Training

The SOLIDWORKS Electrical Routing course explains how to create, edit and manage Electrical routes and cables, from the critical routing components and their design requirements to the sub-assemblies that contain the routes.


Course details and prerequisites:

Duration: 2 Days
Type: Instructor Led

Level: Intermediate


After the training you will be able to:
  • Create routed systems for electrical cable and harness
  • Create your own library parts which can be dragged and dropped into your electrical routes
  • Create drawings of your routed systems with route informated added


Course Outline


  • About This Course
  • Windows® 7
  • Use of Color

Lesson 1: Fundamentals of Routing

  • What is Routing?
  • Routing Setup
  • General Routing Settings

Lesson 2: Basic Electrical Routing

  • Adding Routing Components
  • Start by Drag and Drop Connector
  • Auto Route
  • Save to External File

Lesson 3: Routing with Clips

  • Routing Through Existing Clips
  • Adding Clips while Auto Routing
  • Editing a Route
  • Working with Clips
  • Splitting a Route
  • Adding a Splice

Lesson 4: Electrical Routing Components

  • Routing Library Parts Introduction
  • Electrical Routing Library Parts
  • Libraries
  • Routing Component Wizard
  • Routing Component Attributes
  • Electrical Libraries

Lesson 5: Standard Cables

  • Using Standard Cables
  • Standard Cables Excel File
  • Modifying Standard Cables
  • Creating a Standard Cable
  • Routing Templates

Lesson 6: Electrical Data Import

  • Importing Data
  • Component Library Wizard
  • From/To Lists
  • Route Properties
  • Route Guidelines
  • Using Guidelines and Clips

Lesson 7: Electrical Drawings

  • Route Flattening and Detailing
  • Annotation Flattening 
  • Flatten Route
  • Manufacture Flattening

Lesson 8: Electrical Ribbon Cables

  • Ribbon Cable Components
  • Auto Routing Ribbon Cables
  • Using Ribbon Cable Clips
  • Flattening Ribbon Cables
  • Through Connectors
  • Ribbon Cable Libraries

Lesson 9: Electrical Conduits

  • Rigid Conduit
  • Orthogonal Routing with Auto Route 
  • Electrical Data in Conduits 
  • Manual Sketch Routing 
  • Flexible Electrical Conduit

Appendix A: Review Section

  • Review of Configurations
  • A Note About File References
  • Design Tables
  • Review of Top Down Design
  • Editing Options
  • Review of Design Library Task Pane
  • Review of 3D Sketching