SOLIDWORKS PCB

SOLIDWORKS PCB software tips and tricks from Javelin electrical design experts

Adding an Overline in SOLIDWORKS PCB

An overline in digital logic is used to indicate an inversion or NOT function. SOLIDWORKS PCB allows for overlines to be inserted in most text fields. A common application for inserting a PCB overline is to distinguish a pin as being an active-low signal in an integrated circuit or microcontroller. Careful consideration should be given…

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SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 IPC Footprint Wizard

The SOLIDWORKS PCB IPC Footprint Wizard is probably one of the most anticipated features for SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018; we expect this to reduce creation time, increase accuracy and create the necessary step files to synchronize with SOLIDWORKS. Along with creating high pin out packages it follows IPC-73551 standard. Where to find these features: Launch the…

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Configuring the Layer Stack Manager in SOLIDWORKS PCB

The PCB stackup plays a crucial role in achieving optimal product performance. A well-designed PCB stackup can ensure adequate signal quality, reduce electromagnetic emissions, minimize production costs and improve board manufacturability. The Layer Stack Manager in SOLIDWORKS PCB gives designers the ability to fully define the PCB stackup and save configurations for future use. Accessing…

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File Import in SOLIDWORKS PCB

Migrating CAD data to a new design software can be a difficult task. Whether transporting legacy data or simply accessing designs developed in a different design environment, SOLIDWORKS PCB makes the process easy. Using the SOLIDWORKS PCB Import Files Feature, design files from other electrical tools can be converted, often in less than a minute.…

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How to install SOLIDWORKS PCB Services

SOLIDWORKS PCB is powerful electronic design software that enables the streamlined integration of electrical and mechanical engineering. Collaboration between SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS PCB is managed through a program known as the PCB Services. PCB Services utilizes the Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) to manage all mechanical and electrical CAD data and change history. Install SOLIDWORKS…

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Using SOLIDWORKS Solutions to Build a Hand Crank Flashlight: Part 1 – Mechanical Design

While working as an engineering intern in the electrical department at Javelin, I am putting my academic knowledge to the test by creating a fully functional hand crank flashlight. This will be an excellent addition to any emergency/zombie apocalypse survival kit. To add to the challenge, I am using salvaged electronic components and 3D printed…

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SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 Secure Web Hosting Services

The SOLIDWORKS PCB solution provides web hosting services to ensure collaboration between Electronic and mechanical interfaces of the design platform. HTTPS protocol was introduced in SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 to ensure secure communication over networks, uphold data integrity and privacy. The SOLIDWORKS PCB services can now be installed on a secure server.

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SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 Symbol Wizard

SOLIDWORKS PCB Symbol Wizard

The introduction of the SOLIDWORKS PCB Symbol Wizard tool in the 2018 release is expected to significantly improve productivity and reduce time spent in the library, giving users a chance to focus only on design and engineering. Where to find the SOLIDWORKS PCB Symbol Wizard Select Schematic Library > Tools > Symbol Wizard Users can quickly define…

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