Many types of software can draft a schematic, but very few can actually automate the process and produce things like bills of material, wire run lists, net lists and other necessary documentation for manufacturing. SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic is one of the few - with its ability to automatically capture properties as you design to later be accessed and collated to produce those usually time consuming associated documents.
July 25, 2017
Every once in a while we run into a client that is hesitant to make the investment in a SOLIDWORKS software solution. Even when their design method includes drafting by hand, they have become very accustomed to what has always worked for the company — and are reluctant to change. In this client story, the reduced design time alone was enough to justify implementing SOLIDWORKS Electrical.
July 11, 2017
In this blog series, we highlight stories shared with us by TriMech clients about how we have helped to improve their business with our software and hardware solutions, training, and engineering services.
Which language do you speak—Electrical or Mechanical? Both engineering disciplines have unique jargon that can easily be misinterpreted in translation. Why?
April 11, 2017
Just last year at SOLIDWORKS World 2016 in Dallas, Texas, SOLIDWORKS PCB (Printed Circuit Board) was added to SOLIDWORKS' product portfolio. It's a huge game changer for mechanical and electronic design teams, integrating Altium's best-in-class PCB technology with SOLIDWORKS CAD capabilities. To help users navigate the new software, we put together a SOLIDWORKS PCB guide series, covering everything from version control to the ECO process and even design for manufacturing.
December 8, 2016
Companies are growing at a rapid rate, and so are the demands for collaboration between departments. In the past, printed circuit board (PCB) designs were exported in various formats to be shared with the mechanical design engineer. Bidirectional communication was non-existent, slow and frustrating.
August 1, 2016
June 24, 2016
SOLIDWORKS is pleased to announce the North America release and immediate availability of SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic Standard.
SOLIDWORKS Electrical solutions are integral parts of the SOLIDWORKS design and simulation portfolio, helping design engineers reduce the risk inherent in innovation and get their products to market faster with less physical prototyping.
May 18, 2016
We are pleased to announce the release of SOLIDWORKS PCB (Printed Circuit Board) powered by Altium, an electronics design application that helps enable seamless collaboration between mechanical and electronic design teams.
SOLIDWORKS PCB natively connects design data between electronic and mechanical computer-aided design (CAD) software environments to provide a new approach to smart, connected product development in today’s age of experience.
April 8, 2016
SOLIDWORKS recently debuted SOLIDWORKS PCB. This printed circuit board design tool integrates with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, enabling a completely collaborative electro-mechanical workflow.
March 2, 2016
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Creating terminal strip documentation is an error-prone and tedious process. Creating terminal strip drawings, cabinet layout and industry standard charts that illustrate how the terminal strip is assembled and how the wiring is to be connected must be done to fully document a control panel. Luckily, SOLIDWORKS Electrical has helpful tools that cut this process down from hours to minutes while reducing error.
February 25, 2016