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SolidWorks Electrical Creating 2D layouts

Creating 2D layouts is extremely easy when you use a combination of SolidWorks and SolidWorks Electrical Schematic, commonly known as SolidWorks Electrical Professional. Preliminary electrical schematic can be completed in the Schematic package and then models can then be inserted in 3D. Once the components are placed…

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SolidWorks Electrical Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) – Part 1

Piping & Instrumentation is an important part of engineering design in some industries. Piping is already addressed in the SolidWorks Routing add-in. Now with SolidWorks Electrical Professional, we have the combination of Electrical Schematics, P&ID and Routing which makes it easier for engineers to efficiently increase design productivity. Start in 2D with SolidWorks Electrical In…

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SolidWorks Electrical Library and Online Portal

Most Electrical CAD explorers are typically hesitant to migrate over to new products. Rightly so. They dig, they research and make sure that transition is easy. As a business, Projects cannot be interrupted. Typical criteria for selecting a new CAD product? Ease of use Automated Tags- Device, Wires Less…

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SolidWorks Electrical Virtual Circuits

I’ve repeatedly been involved in discussions about virtual Circuits, “What are SolidWorks Electrical Virtual Circuits?”. SolidWorks Electrical tends to take the Electrical concept of a circuit and apply it to the back-end of how this application works. Every Connection point of a component is part…

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Why you should switch from AutoCAD Electrical to SOLIDWORKS Electrical

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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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PLC I/O Wire numbering in SolidWorks Electrical

While working with PLCs it is typical for  designers to use the Device I/O as a part of their numbering standard. This tech tip explains how this style of wire numbering can be achieved while working in SolidWorks Electrical. Create a new PLC mark by…

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How to Build a Symbol in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Using an intelligent tool makes your design process more efficient. With SolidWorks Electrical in a few simple steps, you can build your very own symbol. The article below answers the question of “How do I build a Symbol?”

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