Looking at SOLIDWORKS Electrical Portal & Gold Electrical Subscriptions with Olly Smith, Applications Engineer
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Portal & Gold Electrical
The SOLIDWORKS Electrical portal is chock-full of useful content
– including Manufacturers, books, projects, cables plus much much more! As you
can see from the graphic below, it holds huge amounts of data from 565
manufacturers, over 7 million parts, 5 thousand symbols & nearly 7 million
2D footprints meaning there’s very little that you’ll need to create yourself.
This can be accessed from within SOLIDWORKS either the
Manufacturer part library or the Help tab – Online Content.
researching for my webcast a few weeks ago I noticed that I was unable to
access the Gold Content within the Electrical Portal.
The Gold content is symbolised with a yellow/gold medal next
to the download button for each manufacturer/project, when selected it may state
that you don’t have the correct subscription package to access this content.
BUT all SOLIDWORKS Electrical customers with an active subscription are
entitled to this content.
What may not be common knowledge is that customers start
with the silver package and if they would like to access the gold content they
need to activate it. Open SOLIDWORKS Electrical navigate to Library>
Manufacturer part Library. Then select ‘Update Subscription’ and enter the
login details (these are the same as the details to the portal). It should say
subscription updated once completed.
Gold content from the portal can now be accessed.
Elite Applications Engineer.