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At my office we utilize SolidWorks (SW) and Altium which is like Circuit Works (CW). Our engineers cannot figure how to get a single board assembly saved as one part instead of a 400 part assembly. Just give me someting easy to handle and deal with people!!
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27 days ago
I have the original idx file, which was a test for our board layout. This has been opened, built and saved. I am attempting to open the next version of the idx file and I get a CircuitWorks error: "A ProStep change file cannot be opened unless a baseline file is opened first."
SOLIDWORKS Forums
2 months ago
Am attempting to exploit all of the Circuitworks to ECAD and back transfers. Specifically, how to create a MCAD part with naming and coordinate system to get same orientation as ECAD symbol to support transfer and place on import. Specifically applying keepins, keepouts, place keepins, place keepouts etc. If keepouts overlap with different height restrictions which rules - first keepout placed, second keepout placed etc.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
2 months ago
Circuitworks workflow How are you using Circuitworks? Is the ME defining the board outline, keepouts, and some major components and then sending it to PCB Layout?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
2 months ago
I'm trying to figure out Circuitworks. I have managed to get my file to export, but some of my keepouts are shifted. Here is what Circuitworks looks like:
SOLIDWORKS Forums
3 months ago
Currently working on a PBC assy. where one section on the primary side has a height constraint for electrical components (meaning it can only accommodate a component with so much height) and opposite the primary side also has a height constraint (gap between the PCB and the instrument cover). How do I create these features in Solidworks to properly translate to Corcuitworks? In othe words, how do I define the "component keep-in areas" on both sides of the PCB? Is there a standard list of "
SOLIDWORKS Forums
3 months ago
I'm trying to export a model to CircuitWorks as a two-sided single layer pcb. This board doesn't have any components, it's simply a board with a conductive layer on top and on bottom, with some via holes through the board connecting the two sides. The model is an extrusion of a sketch that represents the outline of the board and then two extrusions, one on top and one on bottom to represent the copper conductive geometries I would like on each side of the board. I've used only a single
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4 months ago
Once creating and saving an assembly model from CircuitWorks, re-opening the assembly comes up with Internal ID's missing. How can that be if I have only just created it? , 2015
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8 months ago
After associating 3d models, it is not placing exactly. I am unable to find the problem.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
1 year ago
Trying to export a PCB to CircuitWorks. I have a coordinate system named CWX at both the board level and the top level. either works for getting the export coordinate system to match the desired coordinate system. (SW 2014 on Windows 10).
SOLIDWORKS Forums
1 year ago
I need to build a psb in Circuitworks.I have no error in components(no red stars near components) but wheni i press build button in CircuitWorks nothing happened. Solidworks 2016 SP3 return me no error but it even didnt start building the model. Before i upgrade SolidWorks 2016SP1 to SolidWorks2016SP3 everything was ok and i can build the same psb file ok but know something happened. Can you please tell me where i can see the error of SolidWorks if it is not viewed in user interface?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
1 year ago
Help with cwDatabase Error Message Might anyone here be familiar with the attached cwDatabase error "The database file is locked database is locked" message? This came up last evening before leaving work when trying to activate the CircuitWorks add-in, which it prevented.
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1 year ago
When my co-worker opens the .asc file in Circuitworks, he sees what I see-- the PCBA map with components. When he builds that file, he gets an assembly with all of the components properly placed on the PCB. When I do the same, my build file is solely the PCB, no components. We can't seem to locate the difference in either of our installations or ?
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1 year ago
I'm trying to import a PCB from XL designer, but I can't import the silk screen. My predecessor was able to do it but he didn't say how
SOLIDWORKS Forums
1 year ago
I am having a tough time orienting my board correctly. Using the circuitworks wizard, regardless of if I select the top or bottom face, the same face will be shown as the "top" within circuitworks. Has anyone here had experience with this before?
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1 year ago
I am trying to get the circuitworks - Pads conversion process set up and see that the part number is pulled from the decal name and the description is pulled from the part type in Pads. Is there a way to have these pull from a different attribute in Pads? Jive Software Version: 2016.3.6.0, revision: 20170209151852.c6d8942.nomerge_2016.3.6
SOLIDWORKS Forums
1 year ago
CircuitWorks Forum I'm new to CircuitWorks so I thought I'd try the forum but it seems the last post was a month ago and those before that were as infrequent and often not answered. Is there a better place to ask questions or get help?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
1 year ago
I have read/heard that you need to model in the positive quadrant to use Circuitworks. Is this true? If so, why? The origin or 0,0 point on a pcb maynot be in the positive quadrant of the pcb.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
1 year ago
The problem is, when you have multiple decals, then component name (in CW) is concatenated with decal name and decal is repeated as ECAD part number. How can I manage PADS to export a good asc file, or import it right in CircuitWorks? Let me show you an example:
SOLIDWORKS Forums
2 years ago
I have to use CircuitWorks Daily. The use of any in-context reference in a component crashes CW. Even if the references are broken, it still crashes CircuitWorks. In some instances where it doesn't crash, it inserts entire old PCB assys into the part that referenced it in-context.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
2 years ago
Circuitworks 2016 library problem Please help! Am I missing something or is there a bug?
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2 years ago
Learning Circuitworks (2014). Having trouble with designators. Even though SW shows my components having different designators according to their properties, they all become "R" designators when imported to CW.
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2 years ago
Circuitworks fails adding parts to the library. When trying to extract the part number and name from the solidworks part name (.sldprt file) to populate the library information it never extracts the data and fails. Anyone know a trick to make this feature work? Without it the software is fairly useless as none of the detailed part models that we have will be used in the assembly when the software creates it.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
2 years ago
I have all my sldprt files checked into SVN. When circuitworks accesses them, it makes changes to the files. Circuitworks seems to work just as well if I make the sldprt files read only, but what consequences will that have? i don't really want to do that, so how can I stop circuitworks modifying the parts files?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
2 years ago