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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 … Continue reading

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.  … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Reduce Cycle Times and Tool Wear with Volumil – SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional

Written by Marty Bucholz, Technical Support Engineer The modern machine shop is always on the go. In order to meet customer demands we must make the most of our machines and cut down on cycle times. Taking advantage of the … Continue reading

Why Won’t My Wires Route in SOLIDWORKS Electrical? Part 1

Written by Cheri Guntzviller, Electrical Application Specialist If you have ever tried routing wires in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D, you know they look awesome when complete! The challenge is getting there. Here are a few items to keep in mind when … Continue reading