Articles by: Vipanjot Kaur, CSWP

Vip is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) and is based in our Oakville Ontario head office.

Managing Revision Attributes Order in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Most of our customers ask this question about the revision attributes order. When the title block is modified, you will notice that even though Revision attributes are placed as REV0, REV1, REV2 and so on, in ascending order (from top to bottom), but when the…

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Replacing the title block for a SOLIDWORKS Electrical Drawing

Just like in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD one can change the title block and sheet size so quickly, even after finishing the drawing, by replacing the sheet format. In a similar way, with SOLIDWORKS Electrical you can change the title block even when the drawing is…

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How to enable “Update drawings” when printing SOLIDWORKS Electrical Drawings

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Update Drawings dismissed

When the Drawings or reports in SOLIDWORKS Electrical are printed, it provides a dialog box to update the drawings, if any changes have been made to the reports and drawings they get updated. What if we accidentally click on the “Do not show again for…

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How to rename the BOM column heading in SOLIDWORKS Composer

SOLIDWORKS Composer BOM heading

In SOLIDWORKS Composer the BOM columns can be configured and various properties and meta-properties can be added as new columns in the Bill of Material. The existing property names can also be renamed, by following the steps below: Step 1: Firstly, make sure the BOM…

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Customization of user interface in SOLIDWORKS Electrical!

Are you aware of settings in SOLIDWORKS Electrical that allow you to change quite a few things in the user interface, just like we make modifications in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD? Do you prefer the mouse wheel to be reversed for zoom direction? Maybe a darker…

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What is the best method to open a SOLIDWORKS model in Revit?

Export IFC file from solidworks

SOLIDWORKS models can be quickly opened up in Autodesk Revit. Here are the steps to do so: Step 1 – Export from SOLIDWORKS: Open the 3d model in SolidWorks. Now save the model as either IFC 4 (.*ifc) or IFC 2×3 (.*ifc) through File >…

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How do I backup/archive the individual projects in SOLIDWORKS Electrical?

backup solidworks electrical projects

You can backup and archive SOLIDWORKS Electrical Projects individually rather than taking a backup of the whole electrical data using the Environmental archive. Archiving a project backs up all of the documents and data within it, as well as items required for design work like…

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Creating a Custom Appearance in SOLIDWORKS Visualize

SOLIDWORKS Visualize installs with a large library of appearance files that you can apply to your models, but you can also create  Custom Appearance files and save them in your Appearances Palette for future use. Create a Custom Appearance File Brand new appearance can be…

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Saving a PDF/Word document in a SOLIDWORKS Electrical Project Archive

Most often users want to add a PDF or Microsoft Word document in the SOLIDWORKS Electrical project and collect it within the project archive. This can be done only by adding the document in the document tree. If there are a limited number of files…

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