Get Started with Schematics Design

How can I learn SOLIDWORKS Electrical?
Training, Tutorials and Practice
SOLIDWORKS Electrical is an intuitive tool that eliminates a lot of the tedious elements of schematic design, to get the most out of the software it is important to understand the available commands and resources, and also to learn how to configure the software to suit your company. The fastest way to get up to speed is to attend one of our instructor led training courses. These are available virtually and in person, follow the link to view the upcoming schedule and find more about what's covered in our SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics Training Course.

The videos on this page have been created to provide a quick introduction to different topics of SOLIDWORKS Electrical and will complement the other learning materials available.
SOLIDWORKS Electrical User Interface

This video will help to familiarize with the SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic User interface and some of its main functionalities. In this video we will cover how to create a new project, how commands are organised and where to find the main commands, and how change the graphic options.

Line diagrams and Schematics

SOLIDWORKS Electrical can be used to create different drawing types, this video focuses on the two that most commonly used, single line drawings and multiline drawings (schematics). We will cover how to insert symbols, how to associate manufacturer parts to components and finally how to connect components by drawing wires and cables.

Component, Symbols and Manufacturer Parts?

To get the most out of SOLIDWORKS Electrical it's important to understand how components, manufacturer parts and symbols are related. In this short tutorial we'll explain what each one of these are and how they define your designs. We will explore two different scenarios to demonstrate how to use these items in your schematics.

Pneumatic and Hydraulic Schematics

SOLIDWORKS Electrical can be used for a vast variety of schematic drawings, these include pneumatic and hydraulic schemes. In this video we will see how to implement the default library with P&ID parts and symbols. Furthermore we will show the benefit of the SOLIDWORKS 3D collaboration: the user will be able to quickly insert the 3D models then route wires, cables and pipes and automatically update all the reports.

Excel Automation

If your project has modular structure or it has standard design, the tool Excel Automation will help you to save time. Excel automation allows the user to automatically generate schematic drawings from data contained in an Excel file. A project can be driven through a friendly interface allowing non-technical people to create complex drawings.

3D Harness Design

SOLIDWORKS Electrical gives you the freedom to design your harness in the way you desire. This flexibility makes SOLIDWORKS the perfect tool to meet your design needs. The video shows how to design a harness in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic and 3D Harness Design.

Customize SOLIDWORKS Electrical Shortcuts

If you want to be a power user, you shouldn't deny the usefulness of hotkeys. They improve your everyday work and give an absolute boost in your productivity.

How to add Watermarks in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

The watermark is designed to discourage commercial use or to share the design status. This video shows how to create and manage the plot stamps and the watermarks in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic.

Managing Revisions in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Revision management is a fundamental tool to track and control any changes in the design process because it will specify the designer, the date, the modification description and other important information. This video explains how to use revision control, snapshots, revision indexes, and revision attributes in the title blocks.

How to Replace a Manufacturer Part in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Manufacturer parts, cables, symbols and title blocks can be easily replaced in SOLIDWORKS Electrical. The Replace Data just replaces entities with the same characteristics. A replacement configuration can be created to be used in future projects.

Import From Excel to SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Today we are going to see, how to modify in a few clicks, some properties in our projects such as all the descriptions, marks or user data using Microsoft Excel. In this example, we are going to replace the standard Y numbers generated by the automatic formula with the label that contains the origin destination component information.

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