SOLIDWORKS Electrical is a systems-level electrical design package that allows you to design electrical schematics quickly and accurately with customizable design tools. Electrical makes creating 2D schematics a quick and painless process. Additionally, create fully associated single line diagrams, terminal strip drawings, cabinet layouts, and more.
Since SOLIDWORKS Electrical is based on an SQL database, it’s easy to generate reports and confidently make design changes. The reports can be Bills of Materials, Wiring Lists, Design Rule Checks, or they can be fined tuned for specific applications.
SOLIDWORKS Electrical is the only schematic design package that can be linked to the 3D SOLIDWORKS mechanical environment. This capability means you can automatically route and get the lengths of your wires, cables, and harnesses.
SOLIDWORKS Electrical: Integration with Common Software Tools-FAQ
Tue, May 10, 2022 at 1:00 PM
When considering adopting SOLIDWORKS Electrical, a frequently asked question we encounter from mechanical, electrical and I.T. professionals is, “How does SOLIDWORKS Electrical work with our existing infrastructure and can we leverage our existing data? “ In this webinar, we will demonstrate how we easily bring in existing data and quickly generate the required deliverables by covering a few scenarios where SOLIDWORKS Electrical interacts with other commonly used products and tools in a complementary fashion.
We will discuss:
• How we simply import AutoCAD and AutoCAD Electrical blocks, drawings and libraries
• How we can import and leverage eplan Macros
• The top FAQ’s on what infrastructure SOLIDWORKS Electrical works with
Advanced tools to aid your electrical design process.
Create beautiful, fully associated documentation with easy-to-use schematic tools. Simply select the symbol from the library and place it on the schematic to start creating components. The intuitive wiring tools minimize having to trim or split lines.
The Terminal Strip Editor has tools to specify terminal part numbers, add any accessory terminal parts, and define multi-level terminals. Additionally, it can manage bridges or jumpers between terminals. Once the terminal strip is completed, the terminal strip drawing can be generated with a click of a button.
The PLC Manager facilitates the management and creation of PLCs. Here is where PLCs, Racks, and Modules can be organized as well as creating reusable sets of inputs and outputs. When everything is set up, configurable PLC drawings can be generated.
The SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D add-in allows wires, cables, and harnesses to be automatically routed in the 3D environment. The connections that are established in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic define which components are connected. Wires and cables that are routed in 3D will have accurate lengths reported in all reports. Once a harness is routed, it can be flattened to produce a full-size mockup of the harness to be used on a form board.
Harnesses can be created in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic to provide reports of which wires and cables are included in a harness. Additionally, the SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D add-in provides tools to create to-scale flattened harness drawings.
Anything included in a SOLIDWORKS Electrical project can be used to create custom reports. There are out of the box reports such as Bills of Materials, Wire Lists, and PLC Inputs and Outputs, but any report can be customized.
The SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D add-in can work with any tier of SOLIDWORKS (Standard, Professional, or Premium).
Absolutely! SOLIDWORKS Electrical can be integrated with the SOLIDWORKS PDM environment unlike any other schematic tool on the market. SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic has a PDM connector built in to manage projects and the SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D add-in integrates natively to the SOLIDWORKS Ecosystem.
To speed up designs, SOLIDWORKS Electrical has extremely customizable Project Configurations. Project templates make use of these configurations to ensure that the right design settings are in place so you can jump into designing. Configurations are powerful, ranging from multiple languages to text setting for specific symbol attributes. Multiple project templates can be configured for unique design demands and can be selected when the new project is created.
The components inside of a SOLIDWORKS Electrical project are fully associated. This means that any properties applied to a component propagate to the Bill of Materials, Single Line symbols, schematic symbols, and even the 3D SOLIDWORKS models. The beauty of a fully associated design is that changes can be done once, and all other symbols and models will reflect these changes. There’s no need to manually go through every page and make changes. SOLIDWORKS Electrical facilitates quick and accurate design changes.
It’s easy to get accurate wire and cable lengths by harnessing the power of the SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D add-in. After creating the schematic design, the 3D Electrical add-in can be used to insert the 3D models into a SOLIDWORKS assembly of the project. The add-in provides an Electrical Component Manager which shows a list of every component in the project. It's easy to insert the components by simply right-clicking and inserting the SOLIDWORKS model that’s associated with the component. Once the necessary components have been included in the SOLIDWORKS assembly, routing cables, harnesses, and wires are only a click of the button. All wires are routed with accurate thickness, bend radius, and color directly based on the schematic project.
SOLIDWORKS Electrical comes preloaded with tons of reports including Bills of Materials, Cable Lists, Wire Lists, Drawing Lists, To-From lists, and many more. The reports in Electrical are really powerful because they will automatically update just based on symbols, cables, and wires drawn on the schematic. All of the reports can be customized to report nearly anything in the design. Bills of Material can be specified based on what wiring harness they are a part of what cabinet they are in or both. Have you ever wondered what cable cores are drawn on which page for every cable in a project? Wonder no longer! The reporting possibilities in SOLIDWORKS Electrical are endless.
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