Adding 3D Component Information

Adding 3D Component Information in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Wondering what your panel layout looks like or deciding how to lay out components before ever turning a screw can quite the imagination exercise.  Fortunately for some of us, we have the SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D add-in for our SOLIDWORKS software.  Components in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic are represented by many different symbols as well as SOLIDWORKS parts or assemblies.  Components that have manufacturers part definition assigned to them also have a corresponding 3D part […]

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Import DWG files into SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic

Import DWG files into SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic Many times during a project design phase you have reference drawings or past projects that are in another file format that are needed in the current design.  With SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic, you can import any file type into the project as a data file, but DWG files offer up a few more options in the Schematic tool.  These DWG files can now be supporting documents or scheme drawings using the import DWG tool.  […]

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Starting Projects with SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic

Starting Projects with SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic Starting up a project is not a difficult process in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic.  Adding sheet templates or title blocks is usually a first step in getting your drawings down the road to completion.  When adding sheets or drawings pages to your project, there are parameters that are being filled in or used from many different sources.  The Project configuration parameters let you personalize the drawing and make the results and processes work for you. […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Installation Guide Part 3 – Electrical Installations

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Installation Guide Part 3 – Electrical Installations SOLIDWORKS Electrical can be broken down into two parts SQL Metadata and Electronic Program Data SQL Meta Data has All data about everything… (All the CAD document data is contained here.) Electronic Program Data Program Files – The application, (without this the program will not run). Program Data – The data, (without it the program will run…but will have no content) Licensing scheme for SOLIDWORKS Electrical: SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic SOLIDWORKS Electrical […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Electrical Natural sort options for marks – #SW2018

SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Electrical Natural sort options for marks – #SW2018 In SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018, we continued our development in controlling how we create marks for components. With the natural sort options for marks, our projects can view components and adhere our marks in an intelligent manner. We can access the options for the natural mark sorting by going to Configurations > Project > Mark: Sort by Mark mode provides control over all lists of marks in […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Electrical – Global Project Drawing Styles, Multi-level terminals – #SW2018

SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Electrical: Global Project Drawing Styles, Multi-level terminals – #SW2018 In SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018, we introduce a new way to ensure consistency of drawing across all of your schematic output documentation. Global project drawing styles allow us control and customize our styles across our schematics without having to perform manual updates. To access these drawing styles we enter into the project configurations: This development area of SOLIDWORKS Electrical works with layers, linetypes, and text styles. […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Electrical Distributed Mode – #SW2018

SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Electrical Distributed Mode – #SW2018 If you have a server/client installation, you may have noticed that those large projects can start to lag. Distributed mode should take care of that issue. On the Process tab, there is a new group of commands called Deferred Update Mode. Select Activate, and then go about your business working on the project. When you are ready, select Update Connections to push all your changes to the server. This […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Electrical Project Level Attribute Styles, Symbol Editor – #SW2018

SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Electrical Project Level Attribute Styles, Symbol Editor – #SW2018 Project Level Attribute Styles In SOLIDWORKS 2018, editing the way you want your attributes to appear on your schematic has never been easier. In the past if you wanted to change how all of your component marks were displayed – such as making them blue– you had to open up every single symbol in your schematic and edit the properties of the Mark attribute. Now […]

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SOLIDWORKS SCHEMATIC 2018 What’s New – Terminal Blocks – #SW2018

SOLIDWORKS SCHEMATIC 2018 What’s New – Terminal Blocks – #SW2018 New in 2018 SOLIDWORKS Schematic is the ability for Manufacture parts can now be added directly to the top-level terminal strip.  Parts that need to be included in the BOM like accessories are now even easier to add.  Accessories that need to be added to BOM, terminal strip drawings or to the 2D Cabinet Layout drawing, like end stops and spacers, can be added directly to the strip editor.  Both of […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Electrical Connection Point and Global Wire Mark Display – #SW2018

SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Electrical Connection Point and Global Wire Mark Display – #SW2018 Connection Point Display Connection points on schematic symbols are a great help to know where wires need to get connected. It is fairly straightforward to see in this symbol where the wires should get connected because it was drawing with lines representing the pins. But what about this symbol? It can be difficult to know where exactly the wires need to be lined up. […]

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