Articles by: Joseph Lyon

Joseph is on a twelve month internship with Javelin Technologies and studies mechanical engineering with a mechatronics specialization at Ryerson University.

SOLIDWORKS PCB Design and beyond for Industry 4.0

If you have used SOLIDWORKS PCB, you already know of the vast array of mechanical design tools and collaboration available from SOLIDWORKS 3D, but where do we go from there? We have ensured form, fit and function of our board to it’s mechanical enclosure, but what’s next? The answer is simple, anything we want! With…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Getting Started Guide

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Getting Started Guide

Adjusting to a new design software can be a daunting task even for seasoned electrical designers and engineers. For myself, coming from a mechanical engineering background, even visualizing schematics in a 2D space took some getting used to. What worked for me when first getting started with SOLIDWORKS Electrical was to simply get my hands…

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Harness the Power of SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D

SOLIDWORKS Electrical has gained notoriety for its design applications in power systems, user controls, cabinet layout, and electric machines, but what about as a wire harness design tool?     Wire Harness Design for any Industry SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D leverages your already existing SOLIDWORKS models, so no time is wasted manually calculating wire and cable…

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Creating my first Electrical Drawing with SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Samony Riyaz is a Programmer here at Javelin Technologies. The article below is an introduction to electrical drawing from her work. My academic career pursuing Automation Engineering Technology had prepared me well for the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD world, but I could not say the same about SOLIDWORKS Electrical. Due to this, my experience with mechanical…

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How to read and understand an Electrical Schematic

Ever wonder what’s behind the walls at home or researched how an electrical device works? Maybe you want to fix something that runs on electricity? At first glance an electrical schematic may come across as a confusing cluster of multicoloured lines and symbols of various shapes and sizes, which can be true, however they are…

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SVN Version Control in SOLIDWORKS PCB

Managing PCB design files is easy with the built in Subversion (SVN) Version Control System in SOLIDWORKS PCB. The SVN Version Control System works in collaboration with the SOLIDWORKS PCB Services. An SVN Version Control System works by managing project changes through unique revisions. As files are Commit (checked in) to the repository, a new…

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Class Generation in SOLIDWORKS PCB

A SOLIDWORKS PCB Class is a logical group of design objects. Grouping objects into a class allows for simplified viewing of the PCB layout and the creation of targeted design rules. SOLIDWORKS PCB class types include: nets, components, layers and polygons. Creating a Net Class Net classes can be assigned to individual connections by simply adding…

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Adding an Overline in SOLIDWORKS PCB

An overline in digital logic is used to indicate an inversion or NOT function. SOLIDWORKS PCB allows for overlines to be inserted in most text fields. A common application for inserting a PCB overline is to distinguish a pin as being an active-low signal in an integrated circuit or microcontroller. Careful consideration should be given…

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