SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D was built with collaboration in mind. This electrical design software allows you to easily connect your 2D schematics to 3D models in SOLIDWORKS, while allowing your mechanical and electrical design teams to work together in real-time, sharing the same databases. The schematics and 3D models are even synchronized, so changes you make to one will update automatically in the other.
Simplify the design of your electrical systems with SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D. This solution helps your mechanical engineering team know which electrical parts need to be placed into 3D assemblies. It even automates the routing of wires and cables, while accurately determining the lengths for your wires, cables, and harnesses so that you can estimate costs and reduce scrap.
Do I need a SOLIDWORKS license to
use SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D?
Yes, you will need a license of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD. SOLIDWORKS Electrical
3D can be added to any of the 3 versions of SOLIDWORKS: Standard,
Professional, or Premium.
Do I need to have SOLIDWORKS
Premium to route the wire and cables with the routing tools?
No. SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D uses the routing engine to route the wire and
cables. When you enable the route wires or cables command it will load the
routing tools in the background. All you need is a license of SOLIDWORKS
Standard or better.
What is the main difference between
SOLDIWORKS Electrical 3D and SOLIDWORKS Routing?
SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D will automate about 80% of what routing does, by
pulling the metadata from the shared SQL databases and using that
information to automate the routing of the wires and cables.
What solution is best for designing
SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D is optimized for point-to-point wiring and is
most effective in the layout of wiring for industrial machinery and
automation. It can handle small harnesses, but for complex harnesses, or
if your company specializes in harnesses,
Enterprise Harness may be
a better solution.
Can I use SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D
separate from SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic?
SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D and SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic can be run on
separate computers, but they do need to be connected to the same SQL
server and shared application data folders.