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When you are at the point in your process and you are creating 3D content, you are adding SOLIDWORKS assembly files to the project. You are able to create an assembly for each location and the top level project assembly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at CATI Tech Notes
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Often times in putting together projects or designs, we know we are going to need to place components in a 3D space. Many of those times, we worry about the 3D assembly much later than we should. The Location functionality... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at CATI Tech Notes
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Generating reports and the automatic generation of tables is one of the more widely known uses of the information in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic. I feel one of the most underused and most useful applications of the schematic information is in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2016 at CATI Tech Notes
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Not so long ago, I had a coworker characterize the need for a great SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic Library as "Content is King." He went on to say that while the initial setup libraries could be a great starter set, they... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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SOLIDWORKS Electrical has the ability to automatically generate reports in real-time based on design database queries. The data can be generated in the form of drawings, or exported to different file formats such as Excel, text files, etc. that can... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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Way, way, way, wayyy back last September, I did an article on the new Formula Manager enhancement for 2015. Well, it seems that SOLIDWORKS was not done tinkering with that new interface. SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – New Formula Manager... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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Using SOLIDWORKS Electrical, I’ve picked up a few shortcuts that help me use the software a bit more quickly than I could when I first started out. I mentioned a few shortcuts in previous blogs, but it is always good... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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You just spent time adding your symbols and the part data you want to use. You should never worry about that again, right? Wrong. You will want to Archive your database as soon as possible. What is the Archive Environment?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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As with any program, using keyboard shortcuts make finding those common commands or functions a snap. In SOLIDWORKS Electrical, to add keyboard shortcuts, select the down arrow on the far right-hand side of the Quick Access Toolbar and select More... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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When tasked to blog from the SOLIDWORKS 2015 What's New PDF, the Schematic enhancement that jump out was to the formula manager. Just recently I blogged on Device Wiring: Using formulas to deliver specific wire numbers. That blog used the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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SOLIDWORKS Electrical uses variables that sends information to the data base, (Component marks, wire numbers...). This information in the variables can then be utilized via the formula manager so that it can be displayed in your documentation. For example: Equipotential... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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Origin and destination arrows in SolidWorks Electrical let you create a continuity link between wires in different schematic drawings, or in the same drawing if required. It could also be for cables in line diagrams or wires in schematics. Placing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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In last week's series topic we explored some of the navigation features of SolidWorks Electrical and this week's look is at one of many ways to generate documents from our work up to this point: Terminal strip drawings and drawings... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
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In last week's series topic of macros and data reuse, we saw several ways to create many pages of diagrams. So how does someone find a certain symbol location or create continuity links to the other pages? SolidWorks Electrical has... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
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In last week's series topic of symbols, we took a look at the symbols and their use in the SolidWorks Electrical application. Using the symbols and schematics, we now have completed diagrams that we can reuse in later projects. SolidWorks... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
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In last week's blog, we briefly looked at several schematic tools available in SolidWorks Electrical. This week I would like to look at symbols and their use in the SolidWorks Electrical application. The comprehensive electrical symbol library is used differently... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
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With the release of SolidWorks Electrical, users can now create simple or complex electrical schematics and effortlessly integrate your electrical system into your 3D design. Electrical has several capabilities that enable these tasks, such as the single-line schematic planning tool,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
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