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Justin Flett

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Registry Reset

One of the most common troubleshooting steps when experience strange behaviour with SOLIDWORKS is to run a registry reset.  This has been explained previously in one of our most popular blog posts: SOLIDWORKS Corrupted? Try Resetting SOLIDWORKS Windows Registry Entry In this article we will…

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How do I change the drawing background colour in SOLIDWORKS Electrical?

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Drawing Background Colour

SOLIDWORKS Electrical has a number of interface and graphics customization options to help users define and customize to their exact preferences. One of the most commonly asked questions I receive from newer users of SOLIDWORKS Electrical is… “How do I change the SOLIDWORKS Electrical drawing…

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Output SOLIDWORKS Composer images at the exact size with Paper Space

SOLIDWORKS Composer Paper Space

When generating outputs in SOLIDWORKS Composer it will often be required to generate specific sizes for our images. Outputting generic image sizes may require resizing and scaling of the images after the fact which will degrade the output images. Rather then having to resize our…

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SOLIDWORKS Composer Mouse Button Customization

SOLIDWORKS Composer Mouse Button Customization

When just starting off using SOLIDWORKS Composer one of the first questions I am often asked is “How can we customize the mouse movements?”. If you are a strong SOLIDWORKS Mechanical user, you will notice almost instantly that the SOLIDWORKS Composer default mouse movements are…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Help

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Getting Started Guide

For those of us who are relatively new to the SOLIDWORKS Electrical software, we can find a number of great references and documentation in the SOLIDWORKS Electrical Help. Upon launching the software, we can navigate to the “Help” tab and start to learn the basics…

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How to display a Wire Bump / Cross Over in SOLIDWORKS PCB

Cross Over example

In many traditional Electrical Schematic drawings, engineers and designers would draw ‘wire bumps’ in any areas where a schematic line would cross over other schematic lines to help show visibly that the lines simply cross over each other and are not actually connected to each…

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SOLIDWORKS PCB Export Copper Traces

SOLIDWORKS PCB Export Copper Traces

One of the many advantages of SOLIDWORKS PCB is its ability to export PCB copper and traces into your mechanical models.  This not only is a huge advantage for marketing and visual representation purposes but it can also be useful for simulations and heat flow…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Smart PDF

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Smart PDF

One of the many benefits of using SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic for your electrical design needs is the ability to output a SOLIDWORKS Electrical Smart PDF. A SOLIDWORKS Electrical Smart PDF is a PDF file which holds additional information.  For example, all documents, locations, and components…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Project Template

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Project Templates

A SOLIDWORKS Electrical Project Template is used to create a new project with a number of specific settings and options. Project templates also hold any other additional information you would like to store in a template. For example, when starting a new project, we have…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Application Settings

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Application Settings

SOLIDWORKS Electrical is often used as a collaborative software between multiple users.  In this case, you can have many users all connected to the same shared database which holds all electrical information such as current projects, symbols, electrical components and so on.  Here you would…

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Adding a Multi-Line Leader in SOLIDWORKS Composer

SOLIDWORKS Composer Multi-line Leader

A question we often receive from customers is…how to create a SOLIDWORKS Composer Multi-line Leader?  In this article, I will discuss how to quickly create and remove multi-line leaders in Composer. Notice that once a label or callout is selected or highlighted, a plus sign…

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Adding SOLIDWORKS Predefined Views to Drawing Templates

SOLIDWORKS Predefined Views

When creating drawing templates, you can include a number of settings and options to help customize your template to meet your exact requirements. One way to customize your drawing template is to add specific SOLIDWORKS predefined views as required. Let’s say for example the majority of…

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SOLIDWORKS Composer 2017 includes new features for the Composer Player API

In SOLIDWORKS Composer 2017 the Composer Player Application Programming Interface (API) has been enhanced with a number of new features.  Some of the new enhancements to the SOLIDWORKS Composer 2017 API are briefly outlined below: Reset “Zoom Fit all” Property for Views New methods have…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Cross References are jumping off the page?

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Cross References are used to indicate associations between symbols in our schematics.  If for example a complex electrical component has multiple symbols across a number of drawings, cross references can be used to show association between these symbols. In some cases, you may…

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How to use SOLIDWORKS Auto Balloon for components hidden from view

SOLIDWORKS Auto Balloon

When you require internal components of your assembly to be ballooned in a drawing, you may find that components hidden from view will not be ballooned using the SOLIDWORKS Auto Balloon tool even if they are present in the related BOM? The drawing below shows one such example,…

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