SOLIDWORKS Electrical Routing

How to create and manage Electrical routes and cables

Training Course Contents

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.

This training course will help you 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 information added

Course Info at a glance

In-class 2 day course (6 hours/day)

Or Online 4 days (4 hours/day)

Intermediate/Advanced Level

Course Preview

Take a look at some of the models you will be creating during the course

Requirements & Benefits


At least 1 month using software

Able to take time out for training

Features Targeted

Using Auto Route & Connectors

Clips & Library Parts

Flatten Route

Skills you will acquire

Add, modify & apply fast routes

Add Routes & Ribbon Cables

Creating Harness & Drawing

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Routing Lessons

The following lessons are included in the course

Lesson 1: Fundamentals of Routing

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

Lesson 2: Basic SOLIDWORKS 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


"The SOLIDWORKS Electrical Routing instructor was very knowledgeable, plus a small class size, helped me to receive extra support when required" 

— Dash Cheema, GE Water

"The course provided the most relevant knowledge for what we do at work."

— Quentin Foran, Air Solutions

Training Methods

Choose from three different training methods available to you

SOLIDWORKS Group Training

Group/Public Training

Receive SOLIDWORKS training as a group in a traditional classroom environment.

Classes can be taken in one of our 12 training locations across Canada using SOLIDWORKS approved training content and methodologies.

  • Cost effective training method.
  • Leave the office to concentrate on learning.
  • Learn more through group questions and feedback.
SOLIDWORKS Online Training

Live Online Training

With our online training you will experience an interactive learning environment where you can give feedback, gain access to the SOLIDWORKS training files and get time to work on training exercises.

  • Online courses are typically half day sessions.
  • More effective than video based training, with recorded videos learners are often not as focused on the training and skip exercises.
SOLIDWORKS Onsite Training

Onsite at your location

Receive training at your place of work. This style of flexible training is perfect for teams or individuals who are faced with a specific challenge and require personalized courses with on-the-job coaching.

  • Use our state-of-the-art mobile classroom at your facility.
  • Bring your team up to a consistent level of knowledge by having them take the same training at the same time.
  • Benefit from flexible scheduling options.

Upcoming Classes

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