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Electrical Design

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….

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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…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Smart PDF

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Smart PDF

One of the many benefits of using SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic for your electrical design needs is the ability to output a SOLIDWORKS Electrical Smart PDF. A SOLIDWORKS Electrical Smart PDF is a PDF file which holds additional information.  For example, all documents, locations, and components…

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SOLIDWORKS PCB User Interface

As a new and emerging product, one of the first characteristics users will notice is the “face” of SOLIDWORKS PCB. The SOLIDWORKS PCB user interface is familiar and easy to use for any Windows user.  It has a very modern and easy to use design environment, which promotes a smooth…

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SOLIDWORKS PCB Installation Overview (formerly PCBWorks)

PCBWorks & SOLIDWORKS

Traditionally mechanical and electrical design have been treated as two separate and distinct entities. As we move forward and continue to innovate, it is becoming more and more apparent that close collaboration and integration is needed to fully utilize our projects. SOLIDWORKS PCB is a…

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PCBWorks Free Trial & Introductory Tutorial

PCBWorks has teamed up with SOLIDWORKS to provide an extensive electro-mechanical collaboration design package.  The best way to get familiar with this new and exciting software is to try it out yourself with a PCBWorks Free Trial. PCBWorks has released a great introductory tutorial which anyone can follow…

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Why you should switch from AutoCAD Electrical to SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Electrical Diagram

I truly believe the developers at Autodesk meant well when they created AutoCAD® Electrical – but apart from good intentions there isn’t much else to write home about. The question I hear all the time from customers is “Can we replace AutoCAD Electrical?”. Yes, you can replace AutoCAD Electrical…

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The Evolution of Electrical Design Infographic

Over the past 260 years, the way we light our homes and power our businesses has changed dramatically. We traded candles for light bulbs, abandoned the abacus for super computers and swapped selenium wafers for energy-efficient solar panels. Those innovations reflect advances in scientific thinking-and…

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5 Amazing things you should know about SolidWorks Electrical

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You have probably heard us say that ‘SolidWorks Electrical simplifies electrical system design’, but how does the software actually do that? Well, here are 5 amazing things you should know about SolidWorks Electrical that will convince you that electrical design can be made simple: SolidWorks Electrical works…

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