Articles by: Delvin Masilamani

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

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 Drawing Styles and Attribute management

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 added new features enabling users to manage properties, and configure project Drawing styles such as Layers, Line styles and Text Styles. Just like existing configurations (such as terminals, PLCs, etc.) these can be defined at a Project level or at a Global level. Where to Find Drawing Styles configurations: SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 Managing Wires

In SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018, there are 3 productive changes made with regards to managing wires. Global Wire Mark Display: We can now pre-define the connection label display style directly from the configuration. The options will vary depending on the numbering style selected between Equipotential or Wires. Where to find the feature: SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic >…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 Natural Sort Option & Unused Marks

Leveraging the options of automation usually requires some setup and planning, lucky for us in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 there are some more additions in the configurations to creating device tags or marks. We can now sort using natural sort, which allows for mixing of automatic and manual marks/tags. Unused marks can also be assigned through…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 Classification Management

Probably the most anticipated development of SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018. Users can now create classes and sub classes. The classification can be fully defined and are searchable fields in the project environment. Where can the feature be found: SOLIDWORKS Electrical  > Library > Classification Manager Classification Management rules: Existing classes will remain and cannot be modified New…

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SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 3D Integration Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 3D Integration Enhancements

As a pioneering technology for E-CAD and M-CAD design, the development team at SOLIDWORKS has done a fantastic job with SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018. We have listed a few of the changes that take this product to a new level as a productivity tool. Hardware management: The improvements to SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 include a better way…

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SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 Database Link

As we advance into a technology driven future it has become more of a necessity for all systems to be connected and to have information bidirectionally accessible.  In SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018, it is now possible to establish connections to databases outside of the SOLIDWORKS environment such as ERP systems, Purchasing systems or company grown data systems….

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 Routing Integration

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 Routing Integration

The SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 Routing Integration upgrade has taken the ambiguity out of SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D and completely adopted the SOLIDWORKS Routing platform. Note the electrical component wizard below in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2017: The SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 component wizard is now tied in with the SOLIDWORKS Routing Library Manager making SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 a one stop…

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SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 IPC Footprint Wizard

The SOLIDWORKS PCB IPC Footprint Wizard is probably one of the most anticipated features for SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018; we expect this to reduce creation time, increase accuracy and create the necessary step files to synchronize with SOLIDWORKS. Along with creating high pin out packages it follows IPC-73551 standard. Where to find these features: Launch the…

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