Smart schematics are changing the way that we design and present ideas to the world. While traditional AutoCad and DraftSight functions may support basic ideas and conceptualizations, they simply don’t work “fast or smoothly enough” in a data-rich modern landscape. To function at the top level, you’ll need automation, quicker responses - smart schematics.
How often do you wait until you have a physical prototype in hand to start your wire harness design? Do you see revisions to your mechanical assemblies that force changes to your wire harnesses? Have you seen delays to product launches due to waiting for your wire harnesses to be designed and built? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you might want to start integrating your wire harness design into your SOLIDWORKS assemblies. This can be done in several ways.
One of the great features in SOLIDWORKS Electrical is the presence of customizable libraries. These classifications are a great way of organizing your library components and are helpful when searching for the desired symbol of manufacturer part. The libraries are accessible through the six managers present in the Libraries tab of the Command Manager – Symbols, 2D Footprint, Title Blocks, Macros, Cable and Manufacturer Parts. The library components are usually grouped under pre-defined classifications available in their respective managers.
With today’s smart and connected products, an increasing amount of design projects involve incorporating mechanical, electrical and electronic elements – with PCBs, wires, cables and harnesses making up key elements of the design.