What is a SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic Component?

Article by Delvin Masilamani updated May 2, 2017


A SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic Component is a unique device designation/mark. Multiple symbols can make one component. Every component is directly linked to a manufacturer part; e.g. In a case of coil and contacts arrangements, we can keep adding additional auxiliary contacts to this component. This would entail that every symbol/symbol circuit have a manufacturer part circuit available that would directly correlate.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic Component

Fully defined Schematic Component

The first time a part is added, the application treats it as a base type of part. The remainder parts added to the same component would then come in as auxiliary, accessory or other types of parts.

Symbol Circuit = Manufacturing Circuit

Symbol Circuit = Manufacturing Circuit

One component can reference multiple symbols and as a rule of thumb the circuits of a symbol must match the circuits of a manufacturer part. We can keep adding symbols to a component as long as we simultaneously add parts with the right amount of matching circuits.

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Delvin Masilamani

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