SOLIDWORKS Electrical Tech Tip Written by: Cheri Guntzviller-Miesen, Electrical Application Specialist, DASI Solutions Ever want to put a Watermark on your Electrical prints? How about a rubber stamp for Proprietary, As Built, Final Build to show only when you are ready to release drawings? This can easily be attained inside of SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic with just a slight adjustment to the Titleblocks. To accomplish this, a layer needs to be created for each rubber stamp or watermark that
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
11 days ago
Creating symbols within SOLIDWORKS Electrical Whilst SOLIDWORKS Electrical provides a vast library of symbols it’s possible the symbol you need is not available, this is especially true with Line Diagram Symbols. This is due to these being a more picturesque type symbols. So how can I quickly create these symbols? First you will need an image to use in the symbol;
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
20 days ago
If you are an electrical engineer, or anyone who designs electro-mechanical products then this is the SOLIDWORKS event for you. We will spend 40 minutes (or less) discussing “What’s New” in SOLIDWORKS for electrical engineers. At SOLIDWORKS, we are very excited about this launch, as it will be focusing on electro-mechanical design. So many SOLIDWORKS users are adding smart devices into their product lines, or building new smart products all together, as customers are demanding smart products
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1 month ago
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Tech Tip Written by: Cheri Guntzviller-Miesen, SOLIDWORKS Electrical Application Specialist SOLIDWORKS Schematic and 3D Electrical have slightly different steps for creating an Rx Capture. (If you don’t have SOLIDWORKS, but only SOLIDWORKS Schematic, please jump to the end of the article.) SOLIDWORKS Rx analyzes your system, suggests possible solutions, and captures data that can help technical support personnel diagnose problems. Follow these steps to create a SOLIDWORKS
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
7 months ago
SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 includes a bunch of exciting new features, big projects that just came to reality to help users worldwide, powerful enhancements that will dramatically reduce the amount of time invested in project generation we will talk about these in due time. Today, I would like to share with you a few, for a lack of a better word, modest enhancements with great potential: Five hidden treasures from SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
7 months ago
Designers and engineers sometimes are required to make changes to their drawings. If there is any change in the document, it is required to be given a revision number, the verification and validation date, and person. SOLIDWORKS Electrical can automate the process with just a few clicks. Not only that, when the document is revised you can take a snapshot of the design. revisions documents SOLIDWORKS Electrical Figure 1 – Revisions optionThe revision attributes can be added to the cover page or
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
8 months ago
As you may already know SOLIDWORKS Electrical uses a SQL database to contain and maintain all our Electrical data and information. This has many benefits speed, resilience, multiuser working to name a few but one of the primary features is that the database can be interrogated to present the information it holds and present it how you want to see it. By now I am sure you have explored the many reports that ship as standard with Electrical, if not these can be found in the report manager project/
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
8 months ago
Having been using SOLIDWORKS Electrical and Routing for some time, I have finally decided to rectify the major omission of the lack of a fruit pastille cable clip. So how did I go about adding this important component? First I needed a model, after extensive web searches and going through the SOLIDWORKS part libraries and not being able to find one I had to knuckle down and model it. So how do I convert this to a cable clip?
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
9 months ago
This is the continuation of SOLIDWORKS Electrical Data Reuse capabilities (Part 1) SOLIDWORKS Electrical always helps the designers with the ease of automation and intelligence. There are different design re-use techniques in SOLIDWORKS electrical which cover all the essential needs of a designer, which are mentioned below: MacrosProject macrosDuplicate projectSnapshotPaste special In our previous blog, we discussed both macros and project macros so today we continue our series by covering topic
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9 months ago
Setting project locations is optional, but can be useful when organizing components and defining a project structure that makes finding things easier and declutters the component tree. The process is simple yet powerful. Defining locations at the beginning of a project requires foreknowledge of all the locations that will be used, but don’t worry, it is possible to add and remove locations throughout the project as it is worked on. It is good to have locations defined at the beginning because
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
There’s no need to lament any further over missed connections thanks to the SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2017 Connection Dots feature. Missed Connections – Somewhere on Craigslist Prior to September 2016 Missed SOLIDWORKS Electrical Connections - Somewhere on Craigslist prior to September 2016 Have you ever read those “missed connection” posts on Craigslist? I learned of them from a radio morning show, where the on-air personalities would read these tragic (yet hilarious) tales of lost love and near
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
An important blog if you use SOLIDWORKS Electrical OK, so the header is a bit drastic but this is very important to all users of SOLIDWORKS Electrical. Let me explain a little about how the software functions. All installations of SOLIDWORKS Electrical rely on a Microsoft SQL database and shared locations for application data and projects. (Check out tools/configuration/application settings to see what is set) If you check out the folders you will find your projects, and in the application data
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Wire Style Modification in SOLIDWORKS Electrical The process of creating a large quantity of wire styles can be simplified through the use of Microsoft Excel. SOLIDWORKS Electrical can interface directly with Excel to allow for much faster wire style generation. The following is an outline of this process. If you want to create new wire styles first then simply click the add button in the wire style manager to generate as many default styles wires as you want, these wires will all then be
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Every year SOLIDWORKS makes enhancements to the software, much of it based on user feedback. They publish a “What’s New” document so that you can browse through and read about the hundreds of improvements that they made. There are improvements that get made that don’t make it into the document, however. I don’t know if they forget (after making hundreds of changes I’d forget some too) or if they consider them too minor.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Spare Parts Header Written by Cheri Guntzviller, Electrical Application Specialist, DASI Solutions Do I really need to waste my time creating a spare parts list?? Who has time to create a list that is never used by my company, but the customer requires this time consuming report? How are you creating this report?
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1 year ago
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Tech Tip Written by: Cheri Guntzviller, Electrical Application Specialist, DASI Solutions Have you tried the using the SOLIDWORKS Schematic automatically-generated PLC drawings in your project? These symbols for the PLC are automatically generated with a template. Are you ok with these symbols, but would like a few things changed – like instead of having all the attributes vertically placed, would you like them rotated to a horizontal view? PLC Card 1 These symbols are very
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
By: Evan Stanek, Electrical Applications Engineer As a child of the ’80s, I remember the first time I saw MacGyver get out of a jam using the most elementary of tools found in his surroundings (diffusing a bomb with a paperclip, please!). I’m sure his adventures inspired many careers in creative problem solving for profit (e.g., engineering). Our day-to-day work doesn’t quite have the same sizzle for TV. However, SOLIDWORKS Electrical Connection Labels may make you feel a little more like
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 years ago
Need to import a Bill of Materials (BOM) Excel file from an outside manufacturer into SOLIDWORKS Electrical? In this video, we focus on properly importing an Excel BOM file into the SOLIDWORKS Electrical library to ensure you have a well-organized and efficient workflow. Join CADD Edge Application Engineer, Tim Pulaski, as he quickly gets you up to speed so you can hit the ground running with your project designs. Additionally, SOLIDWORKS Electrical automatically takes the existing design
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 years ago
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Tech Tip Written by: Cheri Guntzviller, Electrical Application Specialist, DASI Solutions Renaming an Assembly in SOLIDWORKS ElectricalDid you know that you can actually change the names of the 3D assemblies that SOLIDWORKS Electrical makes?? Tired of trying to figure out what the assembly is with the naming convention that it comes up with? Well your problems are solved!
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 years ago
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Tech Tip Written by: Cheri Guntzviller, Electrical Application Specialist, DASI Solutions Customizing your SOLIDWORKS Electrical Environment ArchiveDid you know that SOLIDWORKS Electrical will remind you to Archive your environment on a regular basis? Did you know that you have the capability of making the Archive custom? There are ways to remind you to do an archive on a regular basis to capture all of the precious data that you have been working so hard to create. You don
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 years ago
Written by: Marty Adams, Technical Support Engineer, DASI Solutions SOLIDWORKS Electrical cabinet layout 2D and 3D use ducts and/or rails for routing of wires & cables, and for mounting of other components. In 2D they are represented by line art symbols, in 3D they are SOLIDWORKS Parts. The 2D symbol is associated with a manufacturer’s part data through the database. Although the manufacturer’s database has a number of standard ones, sometimes we need to add a custom one that better suits our
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 years ago
When defining wires, cables, and cable conductors, we routinely define the color, and when using the SOLIDWORKS Electrical Application it is pretty easy as we are presented with the colors in ‘named’ form (Red, White, Blue, Etc.). electrical-1 However, if you happen to be using an Excel spreadsheet to define your wire or cable properties instead of using the name, we use a number. electrical-2 Below you will find a conversion chart for the color/name to numbers as well as an image to help you
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 years ago
Formulas are used throughout SOLIDWORKS Electrical to customize wire labels, component marks, automated reports and more. They allow you to use SQL variables to extract information stored in the database and automatically present that information in the form of text within your documentation. Formulas are customized using the formula manager which is accessible through the user interface wherever applicable. The image below is from the project settings and shows the formulas for customizing and
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 years ago
The new connector wizard is the number one user requested enhancement for SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2015. Managing connector pin assignments across multiple schematics can be time consuming. The connector wizard is packed with automation and intelligence that will simplify and organize the use of connectors throughout your electrical projects. It is obvious that this tool is all about saving you time and making you more productive.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 years ago