Reporting on the path of your wires with SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D

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With SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic and SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D, we can autoroute the wires in our panel.  This allows us to report on all the lengths of our wires, confirm inventory, and even balance out duct ratio fill as needed.  The question becomes how we use this functionality to standardize and communicate how a panel is routed.  We could certainly suppress wire styles and show color coded snapshots for every wire style, but this is not enough information to communicate each […]

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical: Adopting a Library System

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Did SOLIDWORKS Electrical come with library content that you may never use?  Are you having trouble distinguishing between company parts and other non-company parts?  Are some of your used parts not quite completed in SOLIDWORKS Electrical while others are?  Are you tired of having to always filter for your company created content?  If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, then this blog is for you. SOLIDWORKS Electrical allows you to create your own libraries for organizational […]

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Configure Your Assembly with SOLIDWORKS Electrical: Excel Automation

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Yes, you read that correctly. We are going to use SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic to configure our mechanical assembly. SOLIDWORKS Electrical is a collaborative design tool that allows you to build a project across both the mechanical and electrical design environments. This collaboration allows you to parametrically build and edit a project from either discipline instead of creating independent documents that go toward a finished project. This level of collaboration requires SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic Professional, SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D, and any seat of SOLIDWORKS mechanical. […]

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Excel Automation: Configuring Selectable Wire Styles in a SOLIDWORKS Electrical Project

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Does your company have a lot of wire styles in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic? Is selecting which wire style you need cumbersome?  Does your project template have more wire groupings than you need in any given project? Do you find yourself constantly adding missing wire styles or groupings to projects? If you have answered yes to any one of these questions, then excel automation might be the answer to your frustration.  Excel automation is a built-in tool within SOLIDWORKS Electrical that […]

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