SOLIDWORKS Electrical is a suite of software for users that design products requiring electrical systems for power, control, data acquisition, etc. SOLIDWORKS Electrical enables the user to simplify the electrical design process and more precisely build the overall system design and integrate the design of the electrical aspects into the 3D mechanical model to create a better design in less time. Unlike tools used today, SOLIDWORKS Electrical includes full, bi‐directional, real time linking between 2D schematic and 3D model data.
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Versions
SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2D schematic design capabilities simplify development of embedded electrical systems for machines and other applications, with single-line and multi-line schematic tools for planning your electrical systems. An integrated library database provides thousands of symbols and more than 500,000 manufactured parts for use in your design, and you can speed up development by copying and reusing common circuit segments within a project or to other projects. Teams can work concurrently to reduce development time, and automated management tools streamline design of complex PLC connections. You can easily generate drawings, wire lists, “From-To” lists, and other documentation for manufacturing.
Use your SOLIDWORKS Electrical schematics in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D, with bi-directional linking that captures design changes in both the schematic and the 3D model in real time.
SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D enables you to easily integrate your electrical schematic design from SOLIDWORKS Electrical to your 3D model of the machine or other product. (SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D requires SOLIDWORKS CAD software.) Designers can place 3D versions of all electrical parts into their model, and run wires/cables/harnesses in 3D to connect all electrical equipment. This enables you to plan specific locations and paths, and accurately determine wires/cables/harness lengths before equipment is built to ensure consistent manufacturing and to reduce scrap and costs. Your 2D schematics and 3D models are synchronized bi-directionally in real time, so any changes are automatically updated.
The SOLIDWORKS Electrical Professional package combines the electrical schematic design capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Electrical with the 3D capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D in one convenient package.
Single-line and multi-line schematic tools, including an integrated library of thousands of symbols and parts, enable quick planning of your embedded electrical system. Design teams can work concurrently on one or more projects and keep all work current with real-time bi-directional updates. You can integrate SOLIDWORKS Electrical schematics with the 3D model and then place 3D versions of all electrical parts into the model, creating paths and connections with wires/cables/harnesses. All work in 2D and 3D is synchronized in real time, and you can create fully integrated BOMs that include both mechanical and electrical parts.
Main Differences between SOLIDWORKS Electrical and SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D? The SOLIDWORKS Electrical and SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D products together provide the same design functionality as SOLIDWORKS Electrical Professional. SOLIDWORKS Electrical can be installed on a PC without SolidWorks. SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D is an add‐in to SOLIDWORKS and therefore it requires SolidWorks. SOLIDWORKS Electrical Professional installs the 2D and 3D products together on one computer that must have SOLIDWORKS installed (the 2D and 3D products share licensing and can’t be separated).