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SOLIDWORKS PCB software tips and tricks from Javelin electrical design experts

Pin Swapping in SOLIDWORKS PCB

Pin swapping is a useful tool in PCB design to ensure optimal component placement and routing. Swapping electrically compatible pins can significantly decrease net crossovers. Fewer net crossovers reduces the number of vias and track length required to route complex components such as connectors or FPGA devices. SOLIDWORKS PCB allows the ability to swap pin…

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How to place image onto a circuit board in SOLIDWORKS PCB

You may find yourself needing to insert an image onto a circuit board for a variety of reasons. Images enable designers to display objects such as company logos, bar codes, warning signs, and QR codes. As you can see below I have used the SOLIDWORKS PCB place image tool to brand this board with the…

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How to display a Wire Bump / Cross Over in SOLIDWORKS PCB

Cross Over example

In many traditional Electrical Schematic drawings, engineers and designers would draw ‘wire bumps’ in any areas where a schematic line would cross over other schematic lines to help show visibly that the lines simply cross over each other and are not actually connected to each other. As electrical design packages have become more and more…

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SOLIDWORKS PCB Export Copper Traces

SOLIDWORKS PCB Export Copper Traces

One of the many advantages of SOLIDWORKS PCB is its ability to export PCB copper and traces into your mechanical models.  This not only is a huge advantage for marketing and visual representation purposes but it can also be useful for simulations and heat flow analysis.  For example, we could apply our actual copper material…

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Attend a SOLIDWORKS Event in Ontario to Learn Electromechanical Design Solutions

Electromechanical Design

Can your electrical engineers easily communicate designs with your mechanical engineers?  Are they each designing in a vacuum and hoping for the best results? Introducing Multi functional Collaboration: MCAD meets ECAD electromechanical product design. Attend a complimentary seminar to discover how SOLIDWORKS has bridged the gap between PCB designers, electrical engineering & mechanical designers.  Bring your…

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Bridge the Gap Between Electrical and Mechanical Design with SOLIDWORKS PCB

Electromechanical Design

A major challenge for electrical, electronics, and mechanical design teams has been the inability to transfer data efficiently between electrical and mechanical tools. SOLIDWORKS® 2017 has bridged that gap with solutions that brings Electromechanical Design together into a single, cohesive environment. The new capabilities take advantage of a unified environment for schematic and layout tools…

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How to create a SOLIDWORKS PCB Custom Title Block and Sheet Template

SOLIDWORKS PCB Custom Title Block

In this article we will run through the general process of creating a SOLIDWORKS PCB custom title block and sheet template. The first step to creating your own custom title block is to open an existing title block (in this case let’s start with the B.schdot file, default location C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS PCB\Templates).  This will open the SOLIDWORKS…

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Electrical & PCB 2017 Canada Events

Electromechanical Design

Join us at a SOLIDWORKS Electrical PCB 2017 Canada event in November to find out how you can save more than 50% of your design time with some of the new amazing capabilities included in these electrical design solutions. At the event you will discover: SOLIDWORKS ELECTRICAL: Ease of use and automation are the two biggest benefits…

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