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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Design

SOLIDWORKS Electrical solutions simplify electrical schematic design with specific tools for engineers and intuitive interfaces for faster embedded electrical system design and control panels.

•    Easily integrate your electrical schematics into 3D models
•    Minimize repetitive tasks associated with developing electrical schematics
•    Leverage a common database for ECAD and MCAD, ensuring consistency when creating documentation
•    Access an extensive electrical component and symbol library of industry-standard schematic symbols



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Collaborative Electrical-Mechanical Development
SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D addresses the needs of multi-user and cross disciplinary projects with a synchronized design environment between the electrical and mechanical teams to readily implement schematically-defined electrical systems into a SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD model. Multiple electrical and mechanical engineers can work on the same project simultaneously in real time using SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D’s advanced database technology with its bi-directional, multi-user environment.
Real-time Synchronization
SOLIDWORKS Electrical synchronizes all project design data in real time, bi-directionally in a multi-user collaborative environment between 2D schematics and the 3D model. This synchronization unifies key information (such as Bill of Material and design data) between design disciplines and users. Automated synchronization is standard when using any SOLIDWORKS Electrical package—Electrical Schematic, Electrical 3D™, or Electrical Professional.
Electrical Design In 3D CAD
Designers and engineers can integrate electrical schematic design data from SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D into a SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD model for CAD-embedded, electrical system design. This real-time, bi-directional, multi-user tool enables more collaborative design between electrical and mechanical designers and allows for placement or removal of electrical components in the 3D CAD model.
Advanced SOLIDWORKS routing technology to simplify the auto-routing process for wire, cables, and harness in the 3D CAD model.
Electrical Harness Design Planning
SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D creates a virtual “design-in-place” electrical system development environment that provides auto-routing of a schematically-defined electrical harness in a SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD model, which simplifies harness development while eliminating errors. Once the virtual harness has been created, SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D can produce detailed assembly drawings using the built-in drawing tools.
Embedded Electrical System Design Planning
SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D is an easy-to-use planning tool for rapid collaborative design of schematically-defined embedded electrical systems that can be implemented in a SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD model with an intuitive graphical user interface and the intelligence of traditional multi-line tools. SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D creates a new technology paradigm, incorporating purpose-built design tools for schematically-driven embedded electrical subsystem development.
3D Electrical Cabinet Design
Combining SOLIDWORKS CAD and Electrical technologies, SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D provides a design environment enhanced for electrical 3D cabinet design. This cohesive environment is synchronized in real time without the use of external files and can utilize existing CAD designs. With SOLIDWORKS automation tools, SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D provides comprehensive electrical 3D cabinet design and documentation capabilities.
Electrical Component Library
An extensive integrated library of manufacturer parts provides an easily customizable and adaptable parts base through easy-to-use import tools and wizards.
Single-line Schematics
Electrical system planning tool for creating complex embedded electrical system utilizing simple pictorial representations of electrical components and interconnectors.
Multi-line Schematics
Schematic creation tool with a simplified user interface optimized for simplification of repetitive tasks.
Mixed Schematic
Combine both single-line and multi-line drawings on the same schematic, while maintaining associativity.
2D Cabinet Creation
Generate 2D panel representations from an electrical schematic, with 2D outlines of electrical components.
Electrical Component And Symbol Library
Extensive library of industry-standard schematic symbols (IEC, ANSI, JIS, GB) combined with a database of manufacturer parts to provide an easily customizable and adaptable parts database through easy-to-use import tools.
Design And Reuse
Suite of integrated tools for intelligent cut and paste, an easy-to-access selection of “favorite” components and circuit design elements, and the ability to reuse non-SOLIDWORKS Electrical design elements though easy-to-use import wizards.
Automated Terminal Drawing Creation
Automatically generate terminal drawings based on and synchronized with the real-time design.
Report Generation
Automatically generate reports based on real-time design database queries. Develop custom reports using integrated custom report creation tools.
Automated Contact Cross-referencing
Electrical contacts are automatically cross-referenced in real time and synchronized based on the availability and type of contacts from manufacturer-specific components.
Advanced Formula Manager
From wire naming to project name formulas, SOLIDWORKS Electrical includes enhanced formula capabilities.
Electrical Component And Symbol Library Management
Integrated Symbol Library that provides easy access to electrical design elements and components.
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Content Portal
Web-based content portal providing access to an extensive library of industry-standard schematic symbols and a database of manufacturer parts.
Common ECAD And MCAD Database
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics are bi-directionally linked and allow multi-user interaction in real time. ECAD and MCAD share a common database, ensuring consistency and facilitating creation of a single, unified Bill of Materials (BOM).
PLC Tools
The Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) management tools automate many PLC wiring design tasks, along with the ability to import PLC data and labels.
Dynamic Connector Tools
Powerful, easy-to-use connector wizard helps simplify the creation, design, and use of electrical connectors.
Real-time Collaboration
Synchronized, bi-directional environment enables multiple users to work on the same project simultaneously in real time for easier project collaboration.
Automated publishing of schematic data, drawings, and reports for archival and revision control.
Global Project Settings
Addition of global project setting for drawing style, project attributes and wire-style managers.
Ability to create custom part classifications, enhancing part management and selection.
Manufacturer Part
Enhanced ability to add external links to PDF files, enhanced data fields, and addition of cable lengths for pre-defined and custom cables.
Enhanced support of index and passive symbols.
Marks And Wires Management
Enhanced support for number group options, reuse of unused wire marks, natural ordering support, and enhanced DWG import capabilities.
Enhanced SOLIDWORKS PDM Connector
Enhanced PDM interface providing electrical and mechanical data management in one system based on proven SOLIDWORKS PDM capabilities.
Multi-Level Terminals Strip Support
Support of 3D terminal strip management with capability to renumber and set component terminal properties. Additional capabilities include the ability to add manufacturer parts, circuits, and capability to add accessory components to terminal strip.
Distributed Mode
Enhances SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic performance by minimizing network traffic and deferring real-time project updates. This technology provides a performance boost on large projects and remote access, without having to use special techniques.
Report Generation – Customized
Customize the look and content of your reports. Use the integrated SQL editor to display any data from your designs including writing custom Design Rule Checks.
Excel Automation
Automate aspects of the schematic creation by using Microsoft Excel.
Deferred Update Mode
Enhances schematic performance by minimizing network traffic and deferring real-time project updates. This technology provides a performance boost for large projects and users who work remotely.
Custom Part Library Classifications
Create new folders with custom titles to tailor the parts library.
User Rights Management
Enable different levels of access control to various functionality.
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