Routing is an application included in SOLIDWORKS Premium that helps automate different types of routes, including electrical. Included in SOLIDWORKS is an extensive library of intelligent components you can drag and drop into your route. This default library is called the Design Library.
SOLIDWORKS Routing helps automate four different types of routes, including piping, electrical, Tubing, and HVAC. Routing is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium and can be purchased as a separate add-in for Professional or Standard licenses. Piping helps create the pipes between components without having to manually create sweeps or extrudes.
The SOLIDWORKS Convert to Sheet Metal command is an efficient way to create Sheet Metal geometry without having to be proficient in using Sheet Metal features. Converting a regular solid or surface body to a sheet metal model that can be flattened (unfolded), can help facilitate the manufacturing of the part. Flattened parts can be saved in either DXF or DWG formats, which can be directly read into laser/plasma cutting software.
The Delete Hole feature is an effective but slightly elusive command in SOLIDWORKS that restores closed interior profile(s) from surface bodies. It is very similar to the Untrim Surface feature because it can quickly patch or fill trimmed surface geometry. Delete Hole is like Delete Face but for surface bodies. This command is usually easier and more efficient than trying to use a Filled Surface feature.
In Excel, Conditional Formatting can be used to customize a SOLIDWORKS Inspection report template to highlight values that are within the determined specifications with a certain color (typically green). This formatting can also show values that fall out of the specified range in red or another color.
When using a single-extrusion 3D printer, it can be helpful to better define edges for post-print painting. Before I 3D print a CAD model, I look for dividing edges or boundaries for painting different colored surfaces. In SOLIDWORKS, Offset Surface can quickly be used with the Thicken command to raise a surface. You do not have to be a Surfacing expert to use this technique.