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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS PCB 2017 [ON-DEMAND WEBINAR]

Electromechanical Design

The new SOLIDWORKS PCB 2017 design tool combines the power and usability of Altium with the 3D expertise of SOLIDWORKS to unite the “electronic” and mechanical worlds, one design at a time. By integrating Electronic designs seamlessly with SOLIDWORKS utilizing your trusted mechanical workflow, designs…

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Learn how to design your Printed Circuit Boards with SOLIDWORKS [VIDEO]

Printed Circuit Boards

SOLIDWORKS PCB is a new software offering focused on bringing the mechanical and electrical worlds closer together. You can not only develop the mechanical parts of your product in SOLIDWORKS but also design your printed circuit boards. SOLDWORKS PCB has been engineered specifically for SOLIDWORKS collaboration. Combining the best technology…

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Altium MCAD Co-Designer Extension for SOLIDWORKS

PCBWorks & SOLIDWORKS

Traditional collaboration between MCAD and ECAD software in the past has been less than ideal. As complexity and integration of electro-mechanical systems advances, we need our software solutions to advance in turn. The MCAD Co-Designer extension for Altium Designer does exactly this.  It takes the guesswork out of…

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SOLIDWORKS PCB 3D Navigation

The SOLIDWORKS PCB 3D Navigation tools work slightly differently to the view tools and techniques you are likely more familiar with in SOLIDWORKS. With SOLIDWORKS PCB 3D Navigation you may receive the error “Action not available in 3D view”.  This generally means you are just using the incorrect commands to navigate in the…

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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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