SOLIDWORKS Electrical

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Component Types

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics

In SOLIDWORKS Electrical, the options 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 One possibility is that the root certification of the *.dll file is out of date.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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Design your Harness your way with SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic

Electrical and mechanical components can be added to a connection overview

What if I told you that there was an electrical software suite that would turn your existing electrical harness design process on its metaphorical head? Copying commonly used blocks, drawing new ones, typing out bills of materials and connecting everything together with lines… Sure, that’s fine for one drawing, but what about when you also…

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ECAD Connected Process Solution from SOLIDWORKS

ECAD and MCAD

Every day, products are becoming more complex and features once the stuff of science fiction are now being offered in everything from cars to coffee makers. Smart products involve the marriage of many different systems, resulting in a variety of design and manufacturing challenges. Many SOLIDWORKS® customers are looking for a capable ECAD solution to…

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SOLIDWORKS PCB Design and beyond for Industry 4.0

If you have used SOLIDWORKS PCB, you already know of the vast array of mechanical design tools and collaboration available from SOLIDWORKS 3D, but where do we go from there? We have ensured form, fit and function of our board to it’s mechanical enclosure, but what’s next? The answer is simple, anything we want! With…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Getting Started Guide

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Getting Started Guide

Adjusting to a new design software can be a daunting task even for seasoned electrical designers and engineers. For myself, coming from a mechanical engineering background, even visualizing schematics in a 2D space took some getting used to. What worked for me when first getting started with SOLIDWORKS Electrical was to simply get my hands…

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