How to display the connection dots/points for symbols and wires in SOLIDWORKS Electrical?

Article by Vipanjot Kaur, CSWP updated August 6, 2019

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Some SOLIDWORKS electrical users like to display connection points within their electrical projects for both symbols and wires, but some do not. Connection points/dots for symbols and wires can be toggled on and off at the project level or specifically for each symbol.

Connection dots ON/OFF

Connection dots ON                                                     Connection dots OFF

Control connection dots at project level:

  • To toggle on the connection dots for all the symbols and wires within your electrical project go to Project Tab > Configurations > Project
  • This launches the project Configuration dialog box
  • On the graphic tab, the display of the symbol connection dots can be controlled by display drop down options: never, always, when connected and when not connected.
  • Additionally, the wire connection dots can be toggled on and off using the checkbox.

Doing so, we can show or hide connection dots of all the symbols and wires used within a project.

Project level - Connection dots control

Project level – Connection dots control

Control connection dots for each symbol:

On the other hand, we could also control the connection dots display for each symbol.There are two ways we can control this display:

Method 1:

  • Firstly, this can be accessed through Library Tab on the Ribbon > Click on Symbols Manager > This opens the symbols manager dialog box.
  • Right click on any symbol > click on properties OR select a symbol and click on properties on the symbols manager management tab
  • This launches the properties dialog box of the symbol
  • On the bottom section toggle on or off display connection points.
Accessing connection dots through library

Accessing connection dots through library

Method 2:

  • Secondly, if we have already used the symbol within our drawing, right click on the symbol > click on symbol> open symbol > this opens the symbol in .dwg file and on the right hand side properties section.
Accessing connection dots through symbol properties in a dwg

Accessing connection dots through symbol properties in a dwg

Doing so, we can control to show or hide connection dots for each symbol within our electrical drawings.

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Vipanjot Kaur, CSWP

Vip is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) and is based in our Oakville Ontario head office.