SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Electrical tech tips and tutorials by certified SOLIDWORKS Experts

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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Problems when changing SOLIDWORKS Electrical Application Settings from Local to Server Setup

As a SOLIDWORKS Electrical Technical Support Expert I come across a lot of cases when electrical users change their SOLIDWORKS Electrical Application Settings from the Local Setup to the Server Setup and vice versa. For a Local Setup the electrical projects are saved on the local machine and the SQL instance is also installed locally. However, for…

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What causes the error: ‘Cannot initiate license for SOLIDWORKS Electrical. Error = 3’?

Sometimes while launching SOLIDWORKS Electrical schematic software you will see an error:  ‘Cannot initiate license for SOLIDWORKS Electrical. Error = 3’. This message means that the file ‘swsecwrap.dll’ could not load properly. Various reasons can cause this issue. One possibility is that the root certification of the *.dll file is out of date. To update the root…

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Backup and collaborate SOLIDWORKS Electrical with SOLIDWORKS PDM

Project exports can be defined all in one place, making it easy to standardize what is added to the PDM vault

I think we can all agree that nothing ruins a day quite like learning that hours of hard work were lost because of file management errors. Implementing a product data management system reduces your risk by eliminating overwriting, accidental deletion, and document control errors, leaving your day (and budget) intact! SOLIDWORKS PDM is designed specifically…

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