SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2D Custom Line Types

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Within SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2D, you can add custom lines types that you can apply to wire styles, layers, and Cable Styles to name a few. To create or add line types, within your project template, go to the Project tab>Configurations>Drawing styles… If you do not have a drawing style associated to your project, select the Imperial or metric style, and select Add to project Go to the Properties of your Project configuration drawing style From within the Edit drawing style […]

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Project Configuration Attribute Tab in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

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Within SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic under the Project tab<Configurations<Project, you will find the Attribute tab. The functionality under this tab allows you to globally, across your entire project, change Custom attributes, Symbol attributes, and Title Block attributes properties. You also have the ability to create global Layers, Linetypes, Text styles, and Leader styles accessible throughout your project. Lets take a look. Add custom attribute This gives you the capability to set the Text style, Height, Color, Visibility, and Layer of custom […]

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Documenting Twisted Pairs Within a Cable on SOLIDWORKS Electrical

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Continuing with my twisted pair theme from my last blog, Twisted Pair in Electrical 3D, let’s talk about how to document twisted pairs within a cable. When you add a cable to your cable library within SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic, that has twisted pairs, under the Cable cores section of the Cable reference properties, you will notice a Group icon. This icon is greyed out until you “Ctrl” select a pair of wires to group. So, you simple select all the […]

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Ever want to show wires as a twisted pair in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D?

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Within SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic 2D you can specify wires are a twisted pair with a symbol. But how do you show a twisted pair within SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D if you need to take it to that level? I came up with a couple methods that may work for you. When you route wires, SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D creates a routing subassembly for each wire style. The above methods will work for showing a twisted pair of same wire style or wires within […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 What’s New – Excluding parts from bill of materials in Electrical Schematic 2D

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Within the properties of a manufacture part, there is a new option to Exclude from bill of materials. You can also access Exclude from bill of materials within the <Symbols properties> < Manufacture part and circuits > or <Components properties > <Manufacture part and circuits > To exclude these parts from a BOM report, you will notice built in filters within the reports I hope this part of the What’s New series gives you a better understanding of the new […]

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Populating SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2D Schematic Libraries

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You have SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2D Schematic installed and you are browsing the content in the default libraries. You find you need to add to the libraries required for your project. Where do you start? The first place to look is in the SOLIDWORKS Electrical Portal. The portal allows you to search for manufacturers, manufacturer part numbers, and manufacturer part descriptions. When you are searching within a specific manufacturer, the portal will display what the manufacturer is sharing with the SOLIDWORKS […]

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical:Drawing Styles

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When creating a project template within SOLIDWORKS Electrical, one area that is commonly overlooked is the configuration. This is a tool where you can save your company’s standard Layers, Linetypes, Text styles, and Leader styles in one location. To access the Drawing style manager, select located in the list of project configurations. From within the Drawing styles manager, you have the option to modify the properties of either of the 2 default Drawing styles or create a new one. If […]

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