SolidWorks Electrical: 10 Steps to creating a complete Symbol using a BlackBox
If your moving back and forth wondering how the mysterious BlackBox works to it’s full potential,
I’ve taken the liberty of quickly listing the steps required to create a Blackbox, convert it to a symbol and then associate a part to it.
Here are the steps:
1) Draw the black box
2) Turn Snap on, add Connection points.
3) Add to Library, Create new symbol> Change – Library, Symbol type, Classification & update Symbol name.
4) Library>Symbol Manager> Search for the created symbol
5) Edit the symbol with Snap On, make sure content begins near origin.
6) Right click on Attribute on the left & go to Connection point, for each connection select #P_TAG_0. Close the editor & save.
7) Delete the original Blackbox from the sheet. Schematic>Insert Symbols and insert your new symbol
8) Right-click to symbol properties and Manufactured parts& circuits tab>add Manually
9) Add the Part, Manufacturer,Class,Type,Desc. In the circuits, change the Type and label the Terminal numbers.Click OK
10) In the circuits section of Manufacturer part & circuits tab, drag the red circuits to the blue circuits to associate them
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