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SOLIDWORKS PCB – Creating your own Schematic symbols with imported 3D footprints

So, you’re new to SOLIDWORKS PCB or you have just been using SOLIDWORKS PCB with out of the box symbols and foot prints. You’re wanting to make your own schematic symbols for your schematic drawings and 2D/3D footprints for the PCB. Where do you start? Continue reading

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Installation Guide

Written by Marty Adams, Technical Support Engineer

With most electrical projects, large or small, a little forward planning goes a long way. A wrong connection can be a minor, or major, problem. I’m not a big fan of either. I know many people prefer to look at a few pictures, select a few option boxes (one size fits most), and click next on thru to the end. However, if you need to change something later that could get a bit more complicated. It may require uninstall and re-install, or other manual operations to clean up. Again, not a big fan of either one.

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Creating Part, Assembly & Drawing SolidWorks Templates to Drive Standardization and Efficiency

In today’s world of short lead times, extensive project queues, and multi-user environments it can be difficult to keep up with all the small detail items we as Engineers need to make sure are included in our designs and drawings.  It’s often these details that fully define our designs and missing these can lead to confusion when we pass our designs on to Operations.  Templates for SOLIDWORKS Parts, Assemblies, and Drawings can help us organize some of these detail items to drive organizational standards and ensure we have the information we need.

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Industrial Design Apprentice mentors local FIRST Robotics Team

When Jason Link from Aptek Inc. introduced himself to the Perry Rambots, a local FIRST Robotics team, the robotics coach Jan Luft was thrilled, “We are a small, rural school and obtaining mentoring and funding for the program is one of our biggest challenges.  When Jason said that he would like to be involved with our program, I was ecstatic!”

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Why Won’t My Wires Route in SOLIDWORKS Electrical? Part 2

Written by Cheri Guntzviller, Electrical Application Specialist

In part 1 of this series, we discussed the Wire, Component, and 3D model. Now, let’s discuss the Route itself and all the parameters and parts required for it’s successful functionality.  These areas are just as important as the Wire, Component, and 3D model.  Microsoft SQL uses all these areas to then collaborate between the environments to make the route.

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