SOLIDWORKS Electrical Advanced

Learn advanced Schematics and 3D features

Training Course Contents

The goal of this course is to teach you more advanced topics not covered in the standard training course, and those features that require both Schematic and 3D features.

Each section deals in detail with a specific feature in SOLIDWORKS Electrical, to provide insight into the tools that can be applied to a variety of design challenges including:

  • Creating and managing harnesses.
  • Creating and building Printed Circuit Boards.
  • Managing data in SOLIDWORKS Electrical.
  • Importing legacy data.
  • Importing manufacturer parts data.
  • ERP linking.
  • Import and Export to Excel.
  • Report query creation.

Course Info at a glance

In-class 2 day course (6 hours/day)

Or Online 3 days (4 hours/day)

Intermediate/Advanced Level

Requirements & Benefits


Electrical design experience

Features Targeted

Terminals & Black Boxes

Excel Automation

Report Creation & Queries

Skills you will acquire

Able to import parts & DWG/DXF

Able to create libraries of components

Able to connect to ERP database

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Advanced Lessons

The following lessons are included in the course

Lesson 1: Line Diagram Harnesses

  • Creating a Harness
  • Stages in the Process
  • Project Harnesses
    • Harness Data
    • Detailed Cabling
    • Opening a SOLIDWORKS File from the Browser
    • Route Selected Harness
    • Routing Parameters
    • Routing Algorithms
    • Harness Routes
  • Exercise 1: Harness

Lesson 2: Multi Level Terminals and Black Boxes

  • Multi Level Terminal
  • Stages in the Process
  • Terminal Numbering
    • Black Boxes
  • Stages in the Process
  • Black Box Circuits
  • Exercise 2: Multi Deck Terminal / Black Box

Lesson 3: Library, Classification Management

  • Creating a Library
  • Stages in the Process
  • Library Filters
    • Component Classifications
  • Stages in the Process
    • Advanced Properties
    • Circuit Symbols
  • Exercise 3: Library, Classification Management

Lesson 4: Import DXF DWG Files

  • Import DXF DWG Files
  • Stages in the Process
  • File Definition
  • Symbol and Title Block Mapping
  • Convert Attributes
  • Configuration Files
  • Review Results
  • Exercise 4: Import DXF DWG Files

Lesson 5: Import Manufacturers Parts

  • Import Parts
  • Stages in the Process
    • Title Rows
    • Data Comparison
    • Data Manager
  • Exercise 5: Import Manufacturer Parts

Lesson 6: ERP Database Connection

  • ERP database connection
  • Stages in the Process
  • ERP Connection
    • Connection to Database
    • Main data
    • User data
  • Customize User Data
  • ERP Data Flow
  • Update Data
  • Exercise 6: ERP Database Connection

Lesson 7: Export to Import from Excel

  • Import Export to Excel
  • Stages in the Process
  • Excel Export/Import Configuration
  • Export to Excel
    • XLS Snapshot
  • Import from Excel
  • Replace Data
  • Stages in the Process
  • Exercise 7: Export To, Import from Excel

Lesson 8: Excel Automation

  • Auto Generate Drawings from Excel
  • Stages in the Process
  • Excel Macros and Variables
  • Linking SQL Tables to Excel
  • Inserting Drawings and Types
  • Exercise 8: Excel Automation
  • Macros Variables

Lesson 9: Report Creation

  • Reports
    • Reports Structure
    • Reports Locations
  • Lesson Structure
  • Warning
  • Stages in the Process
  • Basic Query
  • Adding Fields
  • Filtering Fields
  • Writing a Complex Query
  • Table Aliases
  • User Data
  • Counter
  • Part Descriptions
  • Can Sum
  • Location Parts
  • Exercise 9: Report Creation
  • Report Query

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.

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