SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Mechanical Engineering Meets Electricity Episode 4 – Electrical Routing

Fully routed designs can improve communication and visualization of the project with stakeholders, allowing them to more confidently give it a green light.

Welcome back once again, loyal readers! This blog marks the culmination of my project to design an exciting new home theater system. If only the improved system could also improve the Canucks quality of play… In our previous adventures we explored setting up 2D components, combining those components into an intelligent 2D drawing, and adding electrical intelligence to our 3D models. Today we will use…

Read More...

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 SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP4. But with SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP5 and onwards it was removed from the installation manager because antivirus applications…

Read More...

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Getting Started

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Getting Started Guide

For those of us who are relatively new to the SOLIDWORKS Electrical software, we can find a number of great references and documentation to help us get started. Upon launching the software, we can navigate to the “Help” tab and start to learn the basics of SOLIDWORKS Electrical Getting Started.  The first option I may take is a look at is the “Tutorial panel”.  This…

Read More...

Checking for electrical panel interference detection with SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D [VIDEO]

Electrical Panel

One question we are commonly asked when it comes to electrical panel layouts is… How can I tell if there will be any interference or collision within my electrical enclosure? Within a SOLIDWORKS assembly there are two very useful methods for electrical panel interference detection between components: interference detection, and collision detection.  In this example we take a look at closing an electrical panel door.  If there are…

Read More...

Learn how to reduce your electrical design time at a SOLIDWORKS Webinar

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Webinars

Combine the electrical schematic functionality of SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic with the 3D modeling capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D and do it all in one powerful, easy-to-use package. SOLIDWORKS Electrical Professional software is ideally suited for the designer that supports both the electrical and mechanical design integration Join us on Wednesday April 20th at 2:00 PM EST as one of Javelin’s SOLIDWORKS Electrical experts demonstrates how to…

Read More...

Our Top 10 List of New Features in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016

DS SOLIDWORKS has just released their latest version of SOLIDWORKS Electrical.  With this 2016 release we have reviewed many of the new enhancements and improved features in our blog during the last few days.  Review the SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016 top 10 list below and pick on a link to read the related article: Formula Manager Enhancements Limiting User Rights on Project Data Paste Special Wizard Improvements Properties Side Panels New dialog to…

Read More...

Why are you using AutoCAD or Microsoft Visio for Electrical Design?

Using Electrical Design

The price of anything in monetary terms is what we typically believe the cost is as well. For the longest time we believed the cost of oil and gas to be what we paid for it; the cost of a cigarette is what you paid to buy it. It took us decades but we figured out that the cost of cigarettes and burning fossil fuels…

Read More...

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Splitting Attribute Data [VIDEO]

Generally within SOLIDWORKS Electrical each component’s attribute data is displayed on a single line of text.  This is great for showing component information within your electrical projects, however when a single attribute becomes too long we can run into some issues. Luckily this can easily be solved by using the multiple attribute command within the symbol editor.  From here we can split up any electrical attribute…

Read More...

Want to become a SOLIDWORKS Expert?

Take a LIVE Online Training Course from Javelin