SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D and Electrical Routing

Learn how to create cables & wiring in 3D

Training Course Contents

This course is designed for electro-mechanical designers that are familiar with SOLIDWORKS, and are new to SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D. It sets you up for success by gaining familiarity with hybrid routing methodologies. Content consists of a selection of relevant topics from the SOLIDWORKS Electrical Routing course, in combination with the SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D course. By attending this course you will gain confidence in understanding tools and techniques available within the platform.

Focusing on feature topics provides engineers with a clear understanding of the skills, tools, and concepts available which can then be applied to a range of industry design challenges while providing insight into how SOLIDWORKS Electrical can be employed to fit current in-house development practices.

Course Info at a glance

Online 4 Days (5 hours/day)

Hands-on Practical Training

Intermediate/Advanced Level

Course Preview

Take a look at some of the models included in the course

Requirements & Benefits


Electrical design experience

Experience with Windows OS

Features Targeted

Cabinets, Ducts & Rails

Routed Wires & Cables

3D Error Analysis

Skills you will acquire

Able to link 2D data to 3D models

Able to route Wires & Cables

Able to create Electrical Cabinets

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D and Electrical Routing Lessons

The following lessons are included in the course

Lesson 1: Assembly Creation

  • What are Assemblies?
  • Stages in the Process
  • Unarchiving a Project
    • Opening an Existing Project in SOLIDWORKS
    • The Electrical Project Documents
  • SOLIDWORKS Assembly
    • Opening a SOLIDWORKS File from the Browser
  • Exercise: Assembly Creation

Lesson 2: Component Intelligence

  • What is a component?
    • Component Intelligence
    • The Electrical Component Wizard
  • Stages in the Process
    • Define Faces
    • Create Mate Reference
    • Create Connection Points
    • Creating Cable Connection Points
  • Exercise: Component Intelligence

Lesson 3: Insert Components

  • Insert Components
  • Stages in the Process
  • Align Components
  • Inserting Terminals
  • Exercise: Insert Components

Lesson 4: Routing Wires

  • Routing Wires
  • Stages in the Process
  • Routing Path
    • Sketch Name
  • Route Wires
    • 3DSketch Route
    • Routing Parameters
    • Wire Sketches
    • SOLIDWORKS Route
    • Wire Segregation
  • Exercise: Routing Wires

Lesson 5: Basic Electrical Routing

  • Basic Electrical Routing
  • Adding Routing Components
    • Routes
  • Start by Drag and Drop Connector
  • Auto Route
    • Stub Lines
    • Electrical Attributes
    • Edit Wires
    • Assigning Pins Manually
    • Reshaping the Spline
    • While Editing the Route
  • Save to External File
  • Exercise: Basic Electrical Routing

Lesson 6: Routing Cables

  • Routing Cables
  • Stages in the Process
    • Creating Cable Connection Points
  • Route Cables
  • Set Origin Destination of Cables by Location
  • Exercise: Routing Cables

 Lesson 7: Routing with Clips

  • Routing with Clips
  • Routing Through Existing Clips
    • Drag and Drop Connector
  • Adding Clips while Auto Routing
    • Rotating Route Components
  • Editing a Route
  • Working with Clips
    • Rotating a Clip
  • Routing Through a Clip
    • Unhooking from a Clip
    • Virtual Clips
  • Splitting a Route
    • JPoint Name
    • Adding Bends
  • Adding a Splice
  • Multiple Routes Though a Clip
    • Route Stacking
    • Isolate Options
  • Exercise: Editing Electrical Routes
  • Exercise: Adding Splices

Lesson 8: Electrical Drawings

  • Route Flattening and Detailing
  • Tables
  • Connectors
  • Annotation Flattening
  • Flatten Route
  • Flatten Options
  • Drawing Details
  • Wire Lengths
  • Edit Flattened Route- Annotation
  • Manufacture Flattening
    • Edit Flattened Route – Manufacture
  • Exercise: Electrical Drawings

Lesson 9: Flex Cables

  • Flex Cables
    • Flex Cable Routes
    • Flex Cable Connectors
    • Flex Cable
    • Flattening and Drawings
    • Flex Cable CPoints
  • Flex Cable Auto Routing
    • Flexible
    • Edit by Dragging
    • Manual Sketching
    • Adding Flex Cables
  • Using Flex Cables With Clips
    • Ribbon Manipulator Points
  • Exercise: Creating Flex Cables

Demo: Harness Routing


"Easy to add and locate electrical components in 3D. The instructor was knowledgeable about SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D and electrical engineering."

— Henry Xu, GE Water

"The instructor was very knowledgeable about the product and the class size was small this helped with the extra support when required."

— Dash Cheema, GE Water

"The course showed the process right from scratch to a completed project. The instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful providing details on how all the component parts are linked together."

— Patrick Windebank, Spantech

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

Choose a SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D and Electrical Routing class from the list below

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    Monday, 24th June, 20244 Days (5 hours/day)OnlineGet a Quote
    Monday, 12th August, 20244 Days (5 hours/day)OnlineGet a Quote
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