SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic

An Instructor Led Classroom Based 2D Electrical Course

The goal of this course is to teach you how to use SOLIDWORKS Electrical to optimize your drawings and designs for manufacturability so you can maximize quality, avoid rework and decrease time to market. This course is focused on 2D Schematic Design.

 

Course details and prerequisites:

In-class: 3 Days
On-line: 4 Days (4 hours/day)
Type: Instructor Led
Level: Basic to Intermediate

Prerequisites:

After the training you will be able to:
  • Create Electrical Diagrams
  • Route Wires and Cables
  • Create a Cabinet
  • Create PLCs and create related Drawings
  • Use Macros
  • Generate Reports

 

Course Outline

Introduction

  • About This Course
  • Use of Colour

Lesson 1: Projects

  • SOLIDWORKS Electrical
  • Stages in the Process
  • Starting SOLIDWORKS Electrical
  • What are Projects?
  • Creating a New Project
  • Project Overview
  • Locations
  • Zooming and Scrolling

Lesson 2: Mixed Scheme

  • What is a Mixed scheme?
  • Stages in the Process
  • Existing and Archived Projects
  • Line Diagram Symbols
  • Adding Cables
  • Drawing Tools

Lesson 3: Developing a Scheme

  • What is a Schematic?
  • Stages in the Proces
  • Draw Multiple Wires
  • Schematic Symbols
  • Manufacturers parts
  • Symbol Properties
  • Creating New Symbols

Lesson 4: Cabling

  • What is Cabling?
  • Stages in the Process
  • Cables
  • Detailed Cabling
  • Adding Manufacturer Parts
  • Terminal Strip
  • Pin to Pin Connections
  • Symbol association
  • Copy and Paste

Lesson 5: Macros

  • What are Macros?
  • Stages in the Process
  • Creating and Adding Macros
  • Location Outlines

Lesson 6: Control Drawings

  • What are Control Drawings?
  • Stages in the Process
  • Drawing Single Wires
  • Inserting Single Terminals
  • Using Functions
  • Function Outlines

Lesson 7: Cross Referencing / Component Association

  • Associating symbols to a component
  • Stages in the Process
  • Cross-referencing symbols
  • The Cross Reference List

Lesson 8: Managing Origin-Destination Arrows

  • What are Origin-Destination Arrows?
  • Stages in the Process
  • Replacing Wires
  • Origin-Destination Arrows

Lesson 9: Programmable Logic Controllers

  • What is a PLC?
  • Stages in the Process
  • Adding a New Scheme
  • Adding a PLC Mark
  • Inserting a PLC
  • Exercise 9: Adding a PLC

Lesson 10: Final Drawings Changes

  • Editing the PLC Drawing
  • Stages in the Process
  • Associate Cable Cores
  • Adding a Part Manually
  • Assigning a Part
  • Wire Style Manager
  • Numbering Wires
  • Assigning Parts to Other Objects

Lesson 11: Reports

  • What are Reports?
  • Stages in the Process
  • Report Manager
  • Drawing Terminal Strips