Solidworks Electrical 2D and 3D

Create a fast and accurate design by using the electrical cabinet of ducts and rails for routing of wires & cables. It’s mainly used for mounting other components. It primarily represents 2D line art symbols and SOLIDWORKS parts in 3D. The 2D symbol is connected along with manufacturer data by using the database. However, the manufacturer’s database comes with several standard ones. Additionally, one needs to add a custom one and better applicable requirements.

If we look at creating a 3D part, it will adjust the length and profile dimensions which suit our needs better than stock size. Also, to begin with, several rules need to be observed, such as the ability of the software to make the adjustments depending on it.

Also, the base configuration is named EW_CONFIG. The name changed by default configured from “Default” to “EW_CONFIG” when the part is first created. The base sketch mainly uses the base extrusion named “EW_SKETCH”.

The base extrusion feature is called “EW_EXTRUDE”. The dimension for the base extrusion is known as “EW_DEPTH”. It is critical to make an adjustable length and use the Change Length command. In our profile sketch, the height and width of the profile should have their dimensions called “EW_WIDTH” and “EW_HEIGHT”.

It adds the format parts on insertion that need mate references named “throwback” with a single face. It mounts other parts and the top and front faces called “trewrail35”. They are mainly used to create the Electrical Component Wizard. Open a new position in SOLIDWORKS by setting the configuration name as “EW_CONFIG”. Also, create a 2D sketch and profile with dimensions for the height and width.

Solidworks Electrical 2D and 3D Services

  1. SolidWorks Electrical 2D: This component of the software focuses on creating 2D schematics, wiring diagrams, and documentation for electrical systems. It offers a user-friendly interface with various symbols, libraries, and automated features to simplify the design process. Engineers and designers can easily draw electrical schematics and add information like wire numbers, component tags, and connection points. The software also helps in generating bills of materials and other relevant documentation necessary for the electrical system.
  2. SolidWorks Electrical 3D: Building upon the 2D module, this part of the software allows users to integrate the electrical design into the 3D mechanical model. This synchronization between electrical and mechanical designs enables better collaboration between electrical and mechanical teams and ensures that the electrical components fit seamlessly within the overall product design. The 3D aspect helps in visualizing and resolving potential clashes or interferences between electrical and mechanical elements.

Industries that benefit from SolidWorks Electrical include manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, industrial machinery, electronics, and more. It streamlines the design process, reduces errors, and enhances overall project efficiency.

As with any software, it's essential to check for updates and new features beyond my last knowledge update in September 2021, as the software might have evolved or received new functionalities since then. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, I recommend visiting the official SolidWorks website or contacting their representatives.