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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Jun 25, 2024

It might become necessary to manually create an SQL instance for use with SOLIDWORKS Electrical, for example when upgrading to a newer version that requires an upgraded version of SQL Express. The installation manager will find the existing previous SQL version and not continue. As the installation manager is not able to perform this upgrade the installation process will stop. A solution is to create a new SQL instance manually. This solution can also be useful in cases where the SQL instance needs to be replaced. The previous instance can be removed later once it is verified that it is no longer required.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Mar 20, 2024

In this article, we discuss a common issue with combs and channel grouping often seen while creating PLCs in SOLIDWORKS ElectricalWhen creating a project within SOLIDWORKS Electrical, Programmable Logic Control is often used for automation. We can insert a PLC into a SOLIDWORKS Electrical project utilizing the PLC manager. 



SOLIDWORKS Electrical Mar 13, 2024

This article explains how to change the automatic root value for symbols inserted into the SOLIDWORKS Electrical documents (Single-line and Multi-line schematics). A symbol is just one representation of a Component. When making changes to a symbol already placed on a page in a project, remember that the overall component must be looked at, not just the symbol.


SOLIDWORKS Electrical Jan 29, 2024

In SOLIDWORKS Electrical, it is important to identify components with component marks. This mark is used to create relations to other representations of the device. When a symbol is added to a Schematic or Line Diagram, we can either define it as a component already defined in the project or create a new component with a new mark (identifier). In this article, we discuss the four ways a new symbol can get its mark. 


SOLIDWORKS Electrical Nov 10, 2023

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2024 brings many enhancements that help document designs more efficiently than ever before - in both 2D and 3D. In SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2024, users now have Auto-ballooning functionality when documenting 2D cabinet layouts. Click on Auto-balloon from the cabinet layout ribbon menu to easily create balloons to identify the components in a cabinet. 


SOLIDWORKS Electrical Aug 17, 2023

In SOLIDWORKS Electrical, external documentation can be added to a project. It can be stored inside the project archive or added as a shortcut. Adding a data file will bring the file into the project, and no link will be created back to the original location. If the file gets updated, the update will not transfer to the file in the electrical project.


The SOLIDWORKS Rx log includes information like machine specs, registry information, event logs, a video recording of you recreating the behavior, and a Pack & Go of the affected files. This article includes the instructions for running a SOLIDWORKS Rx problem capture in SOLIDWORKSSOLIDWORKS Electrical, and SOLIDWORKS Composer. (It can also capture behavior in File Explorer, eDrawings, and Visualize, which we'll also cover.) 


SOLIDWORKS Electrical May 24, 2023

Within SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic, custom line types can be added and applied to wire styles, layers, and cable styles. To create or add line types, within the project template, go to the Project tab > Configurations Drawing style… If you do not have a drawing style associated with your project, select either imperial or metric style, and select Add to project.



SOLIDWORKS Electrical Dec 22, 2022

Installations are often blocked by firewall ports, incorrect server name, or a default SQL instance that has already been created. So if you're dealing with SOLIDWORKS Electrical installation errors or connecting to the SQL Express, check that these common errors are not causing problems.