Creating and Inserting a Multi-Pin Connector in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Article by John Lieber on Nov 15, 2015

This article describes one method to insert a multi-pin connector in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics

The first step is to create the connector in either the component tree or by placing a connector pin symbol on a scheme page in your project. 

This set of images shows how to insert a component through the Component tree.

component tree solidworks electrical

component properties solidworks electrical

Once the component has been created or the first symbol has been placed into the scheme you can right-click on the component and select ‘Insert Symbol’, select the appropriate symbol and place it into your scheme. You will do this for the number of pins in your connector (in this example ten times).

how to create multipin connectors solidworks electrical

Once you place your symbols, you may want to turn off the TAG attribute of the symbols. (In this example, I turn off the TAG attribute for symbols representing pins two through ten.)

TAG attributes solidworks electrical

NOTE: When inserting the symbols, if you press the ‘thumbtack’ you can insert all the symbols in order without having to use the insert symbol command for each pin.

*If you want to show a partial connector (e.g., pins 1,2,4,6) insert four symbols and then modify which symbols represent specific pins in the Manufacture Parts tab of the symbol properties. I covered that in this article.

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About John Lieber

Johnathen is a Sr. Applications Engineer at our GoEngineer with over 15 years of technical experience, 13+ of which has focused on SOLIDWORKS. He has a unique perspective of having worked as a SOLIDWORKS Application Engineer and Trainer, which fosters an understanding of the user requirements with the system capabilities, allowing for quick resolution to business problems. Johnathen has experience in business process development, configuration, administration, training, installation, software development, and troubleshooting. His training style is focused on simplicity for the end user and administrators while providing excellent functionality.

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