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.

File Import in SOLIDWORKS PCB

Migrating CAD data to a new design software can be a difficult task. Whether transporting legacy data or simply accessing designs developed in a different design environment, SOLIDWORKS PCB makes the process easy. Using the SOLIDWORKS PCB Import Files Feature, design files from other electrical…

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Optimize Complex SOLIDWORKS Electrical Harness Design using Super Part and Dynamic Connectors

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Harness Design often requires the inclusion of many connectors. Creating a super part for each connector will simplify the repeated creation process while dynamic connectors allow full control over their insertion on the schematic. Connector sub-parts not included in the main connector assembly…

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How to install SOLIDWORKS PCB Services

SOLIDWORKS PCB is powerful electronic design software that enables the streamlined integration of electrical and mechanical engineering. Collaboration between SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS PCB is managed through a program known as the PCB Services. PCB Services utilizes the Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) to manage all…

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Using SOLIDWORKS Solutions to Build a Hand Crank Flashlight: Part 1 – Mechanical Design

While working as an engineering intern in the electrical department at Javelin, I am putting my academic knowledge to the test by creating a fully functional hand crank flashlight. This will be an excellent addition to any emergency/zombie apocalypse survival kit. To add to the…

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Pin Swapping in SOLIDWORKS PCB

Pin swapping is a useful tool in PCB design to ensure optimal component placement and routing. Swapping electrically compatible pins can significantly decrease net crossovers. Fewer net crossovers reduces the number of vias and track length required to route complex components such as connectors or…

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How to place image onto a circuit board in SOLIDWORKS PCB

You may find yourself needing to insert an image onto a circuit board for a variety of reasons. Images enable designers to display objects such as company logos, bar codes, warning signs, and QR codes. As you can see below I have used the SOLIDWORKS…

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