Articles by: Angus Hudson, CSWP

Angus is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional and Applications Expert, based in our Vancouver, British Columbia office.

Design your Harness your way with SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic

Electrical and mechanical components can be added to a connection overview
What if I told you that there was an electrical software suite that would turn your existing electrical harness design process on its metaphorical head? Copying commonly used blocks, drawing new ones, typing out bills of materials and connecting everything together with lines… Sure, that’s fine for one drawing, but what about when you also…
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Design for the Ages with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Fatigue Analysis

SOLIDWORKS Simulation makes it easy to compare the results of numerous studies
Whether it’s game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, or 20 years into your design’s 30 year operational life, fatigue is an ever present concern that must be addressed! Stress fatigue can cause catastrophic design failures with little to no warning, making its prevention a primary concern in cyclic loading applications. The Washington Capitals had…
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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Component Tree links Symbols & Components

Symbol Properties contain information imported from the manufacturer's part library. Symbols can easily be associated or re-associated during the design process.
SOLIDWORKS Mechanical 3D is a staple of the CAD industry , garnering 46% of the 3D CAD market share in 2016. This success can be attributed to many factors, but SOLIDWORKS’ associativity is frequently highlighted as one of users’ favorite features. This associativity acts as a digital thread, linking CAD content together and saving users…
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SOLIDWORKS Subscription Software lets you do more with your CAD files!

SOLIDWORKS CAM streamlines the generation of toolpaths for your SOLIDWORKS files
Today is a big day! Somewhere in the Great White North, someone (let’s call them Alex) has made the excellent decision to add SOLIDWORKS Professional to their digital toolbox. With Alex’s software purchase he will receive an industry leading CAD experience, allowing him to produce better designs with less effort and more confidence. And that’s…
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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D is the tool Mechanical Designers have been looking for

The Routing Component Wizard is your complete solution to prepare any SOLIDWORKS component to
Do you use SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD to create the world that has yet to be? For those of you that answered yes, please keep up the fantastic work! How do you handle electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic connections in your 3D designs? Getting power to and from mechanical components is a critical design decision, and all…
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Mechanical Engineering Meets SOLIDWORKS Electrical Episode 4 – Electrical Routing

Fully routed designs can improve communication and visualization of the project with stakeholders, allowing them to more confidently give it a green light.
Welcome back once again, loyal readers! This blog marks the culmination of my project to design an exciting new home theater system. If only the improved system could also improve the Canucks quality of play… In our previous adventures we explored setting up 2D components, combining those components into an intelligent 2D drawing, and adding…
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Mechanical Engineering Meets SOLIDWORKS Electrical Episode 3(D) – Component Intelligence

The Electrical 3D Component Wizard allows users to add electrical intelligence to models with just a few simple clicks
Hello again dear readers. Thank you for joining me for another installment of Mechanical Engineering Meets Electricity. When we last left off, I had completed the 2D schematic design of my home theater system, complete with all my components, a single line diagram, and a detailed connection table to help me set everything up in…
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Mechanical Engineering Meets SOLIDWORKS Electrical Episode 2 – 2D Drawings

Welcome back readers! Previously on Mechanical Engineering Meets SOLIDWORKS Electrical  I discussed my project to design and build a new home theater. Last time I covered the components I would be using and set them up with information and symbols in my SOLIDWORKS Electrical library. In this episode I will put my components to the…
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