SOLIDWORKS Routing

SOLIDWORKS Routing Resources including technical tips and tutorials

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D is the tool Mechanical Designers have been looking for

The Routing Component Wizard is your complete solution to prepare any SOLIDWORKS component to

Do you use SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD to create the world that has yet to be? For those of you that answered yes, please keep up the fantastic work! How do you handle electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic connections in your 3D designs? Getting power to and from mechanical components is a critical design decision, and all…

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Mechanical Engineering Meets SOLIDWORKS Electrical 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…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 Routing Integration

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 Routing Integration

The SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 Routing Integration upgrade has taken the ambiguity out of SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D and completely adopted the SOLIDWORKS Routing platform. Note the electrical component wizard below in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2017: The SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 component wizard is now tied in with the SOLIDWORKS Routing Library Manager making SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 a one stop…

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Using SOLIDWORKS for Plant Layout Design

SOLIDWORKS Plant Design

SOLIDWORKS Plant Layout design is a breeze! Whether it’s a simple building layout or a more complex multi-building layout, SOLIDWORKS 2017 large assembly tools can help: Easily organize equipment and space with new Magnetic Mates. Publish parts and assemblies as assets with appropriate connection points for easy drag and drop mating. Reposition models easily by un-snapping and…

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Using the ALT Key while Routing in SOLIDWORKS 2017 will speed up your workflow

The ALT key has been a staple of SOLIDWORKS functionality for a very long time now. It is one of our primary modifiers to intact various functionality, or cancel automated functionality. The ability to cancel functionality has been extended into the SOLIDWORKS 2017 Routing Add-in! When using the Drag & Drop functionality to pull a…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 allows you to create an Exploded View of a Routed Assembly

In previous releases of SOLIDWORKS we bore witness to many interesting behaviors when attempting to create an exploded view of a routed assembly.  This has been corrected in SOLIDWORKS 2017. After a test drive of the expanded functionality, we are pleased to report that exploded views of routed assemblies and sub-assemblies can be generated with…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 has nipples?

SOLIDWORKS Pipe Nipples that is! This is a safe for work blog after all. Another requested feature among those folks who use the Pipe & Tube Routing functionality within SOLIDWORKS has been the inclusion of Pipe Nipples in order to connect two fittings within a route assembly. Our apologies for those who stumbled upon this article…

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SOLIDWORKS Ducting Best Practices [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Ducting

SOLIDWORKS Routing provides a user with a very quick method of designing new or existing routes. However, when a user is trying to route HVAC ducting, it often results in errors and incomplete routes due to how SOLIDWORKS lays the duct in the interface. But there is a workaround solution that will always provide you…

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