This tutorial explains how to edit flattened harness routes in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D. Flattened representations of a SOLIDWORKS harness can be difficult to read in its default state. With the 'Edit Flattened Route' command, a high-quality representation of the flattened route can be created with ease.
Once the harness is routed in 3D, there is a new routing sub-assembly in the FeatureManager Design Tree.
Right-click the routing sub-assembly and select 'Flatten Route.'
Select the type of flatten route (defined below) and select the different drawing options that are required in the Flattened Drawing. Select OK (green check mark).
A flattened harness assembly and a flattened harness drawing are created and opened. The flattened harness drawing will be the file that is displayed. If the harness assembly is too complex the flattened representation can be cluttered.
Open up the flattened harness assembly. Go to Window and select the file. Alternatively, use CTRL+Tab to get to the right document.
Right-click the AnnotateFlattenedRoute# and select 'Edit Flattened Route.'
Five tools aid in editing the flattened route
Once the manipulation is completed, hit OK (green check mark). Navigate back to the flattened harness drawing and the changes to the flattened harness assembly will automatically propagate to the drawing.
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