SolidWorks Electrical Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) – Part 2

Article by Delvin Masilamani updated June 27, 2014


As discussed in Part 1, SolidWorks Electrical Schematic bridges the gap for 2D that is required in a Piping & instrumentation diagram. Instead of wire connections, users can create new wire style groups to show hydraulic or pneumatic type of connections. Different colours, sections, and other related information can be set up at this level.

Electrical Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID)

Electrical Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID)

From a user perspective, I had earlier discussed the Rules of Virtual circuits in my blogs. Most circuits are evident while using the electrical aspect to set up manufacturing parts. However when your system requires a combination of Electrical and P&ID information to be setup, SolidWorks developers have added a circuit type for Hydraulic/Pneumatic type of circuits. Below is an example of a Centrifugal pump that is represented through both type of circuits.

Centrifugal pump

Centrifugal pump

This level of definition of circuits and connection types is maintained in real-time as the design is updated and available on all reports.

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Delvin is ‎Senior Solutions Expert at Javelin and is based in our Oakville, Ontario office.