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    Get Organized with System Design in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

    October 22, 2021

    This article looks at how to get more organized with an electrical system design. We’ll be focused on how SOLIDWORKS Electrical can help you get a grip on the number of devices that you have present within a system design starting with proper component management best practices. Let’s dive in and take a closer look at how to get organized in SOLIDWORKS Electrical.

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    Add/Hide Cross Reference Lists in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

    August 9, 2018

    SOLIDWORKS Electrical is an incredibly powerful electrical schematic tool. As you create these schematics, you are adding a lot of information and symbols to your design. This can  lead to clutter on your sheets. One way to clean this up, is to work with layers so you can easily hide or show certain items on your sheet. One really great example of this is with cross reference lists. In this week's Video Tech Tip, I demonstrate this technique to help clean up your drawing sheet. 

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    How to Pass the Equipotential Mark Through a Symbol in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

    August 2, 2018

    When it comes to designing today, efficiency is everything. Time is one resource we all wish we could have more of, but we can never get. So, we are forced to better use the time we have. For most designers, that’s the main draw to SOLIDWORKS tools —the time savings gained through efficiency. SOLIDWORKS Electrical is full of many features that add up to huge time savings. In this Video Tech Tip, learn all about how to configure your schematic so you can pass the equipotential mark across the symbol on your electrical schematics. 

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    Propagate Data in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic

    July 26, 2018

    SOLIDWORKS Electrical makes designing complex electrical systems simple and straightforward. SOLIDWORKS Electrical has an intuitive and easy-to-use interface that automates complex tasks such as contact cross-referencing and terminal drawings. It accelerates product development by simultaneously minimizing the repetitive tasks associated with developing electrical schematics.

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    How to Define Wire Styles in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

    February 15, 2018

    With SOLIDWORKS Electrical creating 2D schematic drawings that are both highly detailed and look great, is easy. You can create accurate schematic diagrams in no time at all. In this video tech tip, we focus on how to create your own custom wire style for use in your 2D electrical schematic drawings. This includes all of the necessary cosmetic and electrical properties, such as color, line type, size and equipotential formula.

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    How to Number Wires Based on Page Number in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

    August 24, 2017

    Time for the question everyone has been asking — how to number wires based on page number in SOLIDWORKS Electrical. Watch this Video Tech Tip for the answer.

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    How to Change the Default Root Mark in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

    August 22, 2017

    If you've ever tried inserting a component into SOLIDWORKS Electrical, let's say a three-pole circuit breaker, then you've noticed that the software automatically assigns a root mark. But what if we wanted that assigned value to be different? In this Video Tech Tip, we take a look at three different ways to change the Default Root Mark.

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    How to Define Rows and Columns in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

    August 10, 2017

    One of the many great features in SOLIDWORKS Electrical is its ability to automatically capture and keep track of cross-references of associated symbols. In order for this functionality to work properly though, you need to define rows and columns inside your title block. Watch how in this video.

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    How to Define Title Block Attributes in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

    August 8, 2017

    In a previous Video Tech Tip, I walked through how to import title blocks and save them as configurations for future project templates. This time, I will take it one step further and explain how to define title block attributes in SOLIDWORKS Electrical.