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.

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