SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016 Defining Wire Order

Article by Delvin Masilamani updated September 25, 2015


SOLIDWORKS Electrical has always had the ability to assign the correct wire order when multiple wires intersected or connected. Users were able to change this sequence using the from to list for the wire cabling order.

In SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016, they added nodal indicators as shown in the image below:

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016 Defining Wire Order

Defining Wire order using Nodal indicator

Now the flow of connections can be represented. The feature would need to be turned ON in project configuration and the oblique line can be adjusted for length. For example with this intersection of 3 wires , shown as a standard T connection…

Intersection T

Intersection T

Can be better defined by applying the Wire order tool as shown in table below, each button selection derives the new ‘From Wire’ to ‘To Wire’ results (Clockwise from the top left corner of this tool)

Nodal Indicator Selection Options

Nodal Indicator Selection Options

Learn more about SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016

The paste special wizard is just one of the many enhanced features included with SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016. To learn about other SOLIDWORKS enhancements we recommend that you attend our Launch Broadcast on either Thursday October 1st or Tuesday October 6th. Please visit our registration page to register for a Broadcast event.


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Delvin Masilamani

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