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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020 Project Manager and Viewer

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020 Project Viewer

The Project Viewer is a new feature for SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020, allowing read-only access to electrical projects. The Project Viewer can be accessed through the Projects Manager Select the project and click on Preview Once in the Project Viewer, the user interface looks like a stripped down version of the user interface in SOLIDWORKS Electrical…

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Filter BOM by each book in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

SOLIDWORKS Electrical has provided us with an option to create multiple books for each project, to keep our electrical projects and drawings more organized and easy to manage. Once we have multiple books created for multiple electrical sub-assemblies or functionalities, we can create separate Bill of materials (BOM) for each book using the filter. Here…

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How to create SOLIDWORKS Electrical Passive Symbol?

You should create SOLIDWORKS Electrical Passive Symbols for the following situations: Symbol has no mark defined Symbol is not be shown on Bill of materials, Symbol has no manufacturer part information defined Or the Symbol does not consume a device mark or a device tag. A few examples of passive symbols are ground, wire crossings…

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How to display the connection dots/points for symbols and wires in SOLIDWORKS Electrical?

Some SOLIDWORKS electrical users like to display connection points within their electrical projects for both symbols and wires, but some do not. Connection points/dots for symbols and wires can be toggled on and off at the project level or specifically for each symbol. Control connection dots at project level: To toggle on the connection dots…

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Permanently changing the Automatic root value for symbols in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Within SOLIDWORKS Electrical each electrical symbol we place in schematic/line diagram drawings has a default root value assigned to it. This root value can be any alphabet from A to Z. At some point you must have thought of changing this default root value to something else, referring to your company’s standards. However, each time…

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How to Reorder Components in 2D Cabinet Layout Drawings

If you are a SOLIDWORKS Electrical user you must have accidentally added the electrical components before adding the dinrail or before adding the cabinet layout. It doesn’t matter in what sequence you add the electrical and non electrical components. Order Tool on the Cabinet Layout Tab or on Modify Tab can be used the change…

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Unify Your Electrical and P&ID Schematics with SOLIDWORKS Electrical

The document and component trees can be organized by book and location for better clarity

Schematic drawings are a universal method for detailing the connections between different components in electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic designs. However, they are also a great way to communicate details of process flow or piping and instrumentation design. Our blog often touts the benefits of SOLIDWORKS Electrical for schematic design, but despite the deceiving product name,…

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Splice Up Your Life with SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2019

Route your complete design in 3D with SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2019!

Much like taxes, new Marvel movies, and broken fillets in SOLIDWORKS, inline connectors and splices are an eventuality for electrical harness designers. These types of connections are easy to set up in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic, but were prone to errors when the design was sent for 3D routing. Being able to plan and calculate the…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Component Types

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics

In SOLIDWORKS Electrical, the option to specify a component type is given to allow users to better classify and search for different components in their design: The available SOLIDWORKS Electrical component types are: Base: Base components have either a single reference or are the main reference if used in a component with multiple references. For…

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