SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Electrical tech tips and tutorials by certified SOLIDWORKS Experts

Electrical Design System Migration Made Easy with SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Electrical Design System Migration

Fear of an electrical design software change? Watch the on-demand webinar to learn how SOLIDWORKS Electrical makes it easy to migrate from your existing system. Changing your electrical design system Fear of change is natural, especially when related to critical aspects of our daily routine. Passionate designers and engineers covet their CAD tools as though…

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Use SOLIDWORKS Electrical Locations to organize your System Design

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Locations

This article looks at how to get more organized with an electrical system design. We’ll be focused on how SOLIDWORKS Electrical can help you get a grip on the number of devices that you have present within a system design starting with proper component management best practices. Watch the video to take a closer look…

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Electro-Mechanical Design and Collaboration with SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Electro-mechanical design

Without modern electro-mechanical design tools that support a collaborative workflow, engineers will spend the equivalent of four months each year fighting their software instead of improving their designs. That’s the real price of designing in silos and using ill-suited tools. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be like this. SOLIDWORKS Electrical provides excellent collaborative solutions that…

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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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