SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Electrical tech tips and tutorials by certified SOLIDWORKS Experts

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Viewer App available with SOLIDWORKS 2021

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Viewer

DS SOLIDWORKS has launched a new viewer app to visualize the electrical project drawings, called SOLIDWORKS Electrical Viewer. It gets installed automatically with the SOLIDWORKS Electrical installation. To start the Electrical Viewer: Click on Windows Start Menu > SOLIDWORKS 2021 Program setup > SOLIDWORKS Electrical Viewer The SOLIDWORKS Electrical Viewer is shown below, here you…

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How to create Multiple Drawings Simultaneously in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2021

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Multiple Drawings

Now in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2021, we can simultaneously create multiple drawings from a book, a folder, or a drawing. We can select both the quantity and the type of drawings we would like to create. Earlier this process was time-consuming as we had to create one drawing at a time or we would create one…

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How to Exclude a Manufacturer Part from a SOLIDWORKS Electrical BOM

SOLIDWORKS Electrical BOM Exclude

Now in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2021, you can use the “Exclude from bill of materials” property in the Manufacturer part properties dialog box to show or hide components in a BOM. In previous releases there was not a simple option to exclude manufacturer parts from the bill of materials list. To exclude manufacturer parts from BOMs…

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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 title block is closed and we look into the drawing,…

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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 finished. Here are the steps to change the title block…

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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 this project” checkbox and then click “Update drawings”, accidentally when…

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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 theme? Or a larger cross-hair than the default size? In…

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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 symbols, title blocks, and settings. The project archive command is…

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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 you would like to add, you can do so by…

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