SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Electrical tech tips and tutorials by certified SOLIDWORKS Experts

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Component Tree links Symbols & Components

Symbol Properties contain information imported from the manufacturer's part library. Symbols can easily be associated or re-associated during the design process.

SOLIDWORKS Mechanical 3D is a staple of the CAD industry , garnering 46% of the 3D CAD market share in 2016. This success can be attributed to many factors, but SOLIDWORKS’ associativity is frequently highlighted as one of users’ favorite features. This associativity acts as a digital thread, linking CAD content together and saving users…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D is the tool Mechanical Designers have been looking for

The Routing Component Wizard is your complete solution to prepare any SOLIDWORKS component to

Do you use SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD to create the world that has yet to be? For those of you that answered yes, please keep up the fantastic work! How do you handle electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic connections in your 3D designs? Getting power to and from mechanical components is a critical design decision, and all…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 Terminal Strips and Multilevel Terminals

SOLIDWORKS Terminal Strips

As SOLIDWORKS Electrical has evolved over time it managed to make software improvements to handle demands from both schematic design and electrical 3D. SOLIDWORKS Electrical Terminal Strips have improvements made to handle labeling of multilevel terminals. The SOLIDWORKS Electrical Terminal Strips Manager can now add accessory components, add manufacturing parts/circuits at the component properties and…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 Drawing Styles and Attribute management

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 added new features enabling users to manage properties, and configure project Drawing styles such as Layers, Line styles and Text Styles. Just like existing configurations (such as terminals, PLCs, etc.) these can be defined at a Project level or at a Global level. Where to Find Drawing Styles configurations: SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic…

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Mechanical Engineering Meets SOLIDWORKS Electrical Episode 4 – Electrical Routing

Fully routed designs can improve communication and visualization of the project with stakeholders, allowing them to more confidently give it a green light.

Welcome back once again, loyal readers! This blog marks the culmination of my project to design an exciting new home theater system. If only the improved system could also improve the Canucks quality of play… In our previous adventures we explored setting up 2D components, combining those components into an intelligent 2D drawing, and adding…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 Managing Wires

In SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018, there are 3 productive changes made with regards to managing wires. Global Wire Mark Display: We can now pre-define the connection label display style directly from the configuration. The options will vary depending on the numbering style selected between Equipotential or Wires. Where to find the feature: SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic >…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 Natural Sort Option & Unused Marks

Leveraging the options of automation usually requires some setup and planning, lucky for us in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 there are some more additions in the configurations to creating device tags or marks. We can now sort using natural sort, which allows for mixing of automatic and manual marks/tags. Unused marks can also be assigned through…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 Classification Management

Probably the most anticipated development of SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018. Users can now create classes and sub classes. The classification can be fully defined and are searchable fields in the project environment. Where can the feature be found: SOLIDWORKS Electrical  > Library > Classification Manager Classification Management rules: Existing classes will remain and cannot be modified New…

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