SOLIDWORKS 2018 focused on delivering better user experience to the electrical design community. Below are some of our favorite SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 User Experience enhancements:
The Edit Symbol feature has an interface update, which now allows users to Modify Index for Indexed Attributes, Modify Userdata or Translatable data index and Modify attribute language code.The “Edit Symbol” tab is visible only when a symbol is opened in Edit mode.
Library has some interface updates in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 to accommodate the changes to classification manager, part/symbol searches through respective library interfaces, and fixed cable lengths can be applied to prefabricated cables.
Import DWG tool can connect wire disconnects or simply reconnect lines that are close to each other. This offset distance can be specified during import thus reducing time spent fixing imports and increasing productivity.
Cross Reference offset
User interface updates in 2018 handle things like cross reference offset. Giving users the option to manage it either through configuration or through the Title block setup.
Replacing a Titleblock in projects in 2018 gives users the option to apply to a single sheet or replace Titleblock across the entire project.
The Archive environment
Now in 2018, it gives users an option to simply back up all the projects, reducing the number of clicks to back up the most relevant data.
Deferred Update Mode
In 2018, We can now delay project updates to the database and control synchronization. The system manages the information at the application level and then synchronizes when forced too. By default this is turned off and would require to be enabled to get the full functionality.
Where to find the feature:
SOLIDWORKS Electrical > Process (project must be open) > Deferred update mode