SOLIDWORKS Electrical – Time Saving Symbols

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Using SOLIDWORKS Electrical, I’ve picked up a few shortcuts that help me use the software a bit more quickly than I could when I first started out.  I mentioned a few shortcuts in previous blogs, but it is always good to refresh with new releases. 

Keyboard Shortcuts

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2015-08-18_10-06-21Often during training classes, I get asked about dialog boxes and minimizing their popup.  One simple trick to use on symbol insertion is the Automatic Marks pushpin.

When inserting a symbol, click the pushpin icon. This does a couple of things for you.  The insert symbol dialog will now stay open after inserting a symbol.  This allows you to keep inserting several symbols in a row without having to restart the command. 

Also, using the “Automatic Marks” check, the software will no longer provide a popup after placing a symbol, thereby cutting down time if you are just trying to place a few symbols quickly. The inserted symbol is now tagged automatically after every drop on the page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corey Kubichka | Electrical Product Manager

Computer Aided Technology