SOLIDWORKS Electrical

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 User Experience Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 User Experience

SOLIDWORKS 2018 focused on delivering better user experience to the electrical design community. Below are some of our favorite SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 User Experience enhancements: Symbol Editor The Edit Symbol feature has an interface update, which now allows users to Modify Index for Indexed Attributes, Modify Userdata or Translatable data index and Modify attribute language…

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Optimize Complex SOLIDWORKS Electrical Harness Design using Super Part and Dynamic Connectors

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Harness Design often requires the inclusion of many connectors. Creating a super part for each connector will simplify the repeated creation process while dynamic connectors allow full control over their insertion on the schematic. Connector sub-parts not included in the main connector assembly can be added to the super part, such as: backshells,…

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Mechanical Engineering Meets SOLIDWORKS Electrical Episode 2 – 2D Drawings

Welcome back readers! Previously on Mechanical Engineering Meets SOLIDWORKS Electrical  I discussed my project to design and build a new home theater. Last time I covered the components I would be using and set them up with information and symbols in my SOLIDWORKS Electrical library. In this episode I will put my components to the…

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How to access libraries in the SOLIDWORKS Electrical Content Portal?

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Content Portal provides access to variety of rich electrical resources that you can use in your Electrical design. During the installation process of SOLIDWORKS Electrical most commonly used symbols, Title blocks, manufacturer parts etc are downloaded to keep the installation process faster. However, sometimes when you require particular symbols and manufacturer parts that aren’t available…

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Why is the PDF Export function not working in SOLIDWORKS Electrical?

Quite often customers using SOLIDWORKS Electrical have issues accessing printer properties while printing and creating PDFs from electrical drawings. SOLIDWORKS Electrical PDF Export files are created with a third party application called “PDF Creator“. Originally it used to be installed with SOLIDWORKS Electrical up to SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP4. But with SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP5 and onwards…

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Mechanical Engineering Meets SOLIDWORKS Electrical Episode 1 – 2D Components

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Uses the Same Drawing Tools as 3D CAD for Editing Symbols

Welcome to the first installment of this series detailing my hands-on experience with SOLIDWORKS Electrical! With a degree in Mechanical Engineering, extensive experience with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, and the knowledge that electron flow is not actually controlled by valves or a downhill incline, I considered my prerequisites met for taking on a basic electrical system…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Registry Reset

One of the most common troubleshooting steps when experience strange behaviour with SOLIDWORKS is to run a registry reset.  This has been explained previously in one of our most popular blog posts: SOLIDWORKS Corrupted? Try Resetting SOLIDWORKS Windows Registry Entry In this article we will run through the exact same concepts for resetting registries for…

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How do I change the drawing background colour in SOLIDWORKS Electrical?

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Drawing Background Colour

SOLIDWORKS Electrical has a number of interface and graphics customization options to help users define and customize to their exact preferences. One of the most commonly asked questions I receive from newer users of SOLIDWORKS Electrical is… “How do I change the SOLIDWORKS Electrical drawing background colour?” Many traditional CAD systems use a dark drawing…

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