SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Electrical Design

Managing Heat in Modern Electronic Devices (Part 1)

February 4, 2019

“We have decided to halt production and sales of the [Modern Electronic Device] in order to consider our consumers’ safety first and foremost.”-Samsung.

After making this statement, Samsung was forced to recall 2.5 million devices already shipped or in consumers' hands. That is a position no company wants to be in, but the reality is that more and more companies, in order to compete, must keep up with the technological advances. Businesses and consumers are demanding more from the electronic devices they purchase.

In this two-part video series, we’ll demonstrate how simple validation tests can ensure your design is handling the thermal load properly and if not, how to make the necessary changes to dissipate heat and avoid critical temperatures, field failures and thermal runaway. 

SOLIDWORKS, Electrical Design

Get to Know SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic

January 29, 2018

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.

SOLIDWORKS, Electrical Design, Client Stories

Client Story: Skeptical Client Becomes SOLIDWORKS Electrical Convert

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. 

SOLIDWORKS, Electrical Design, Client Stories

Client Story: SOLIDWORKS Electrical Cuts Design Time in Half

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.

Electrical Design

Let's Talk Electrical: Mechanical vs Electrical Engineering Jargon

July 7, 2017

Which language do you speakElectrical or Mechanical? Both engineering disciplines have unique jargon that can easily be misinterpreted in translation. Why?

PCB Design, SOLIDWORKS, Electrical Design

New Guide Series: Navigating SOLIDWORKS PCB

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.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Electrical Design, PCB Design

4 Tools Enabling Bidirectional ECAD/MCAD Design Collaboration

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.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, PCB Design, Electrical Design


August 1, 2016

Recently, I attended a week of training on SOLIDWORKS' newest product, SOLIDWORKS PCB. This new PCB design software was developed in a collaborative effort between Altium and SOLIDWORKS to bridge the gap between the ECAD and MCAD tools.

Electrical Design, SOLIDWORKS, Industry News

Product Announcement: SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic Standard

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. 

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Electrical Design, SOLIDWORKS World, PCB Design


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.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Electrical Design, PCB Design

SOLIDWORKS PCB: Bringing Together Electrical & Mechanical Designs

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.

SOLIDWORKS, Electrical Design

Creating Terminal Strips Faster with SOLIDWORKS Electrical

March 2, 2016

Image courtesy of Phoenix Contact

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.