SOLIDWORKS Electrical is a powerful software that will modernize your electrical system design. Improve collaboration between departments, achieve consistent and standardized designs, lower costs and speed up time-to-market.
Empower your electrical system design
SOLIDWORKS Electrical is the ideal tool for companies that designs and manufacturers equipment with electrical systems. With a simple interface, the software helps simplify electrical schematic creation for faster design of embedded electrical systems.
Electrical includes features such as: wire drawing tools that split/heal/merge/trim automatically, automatic labeling of terminals on symbols, used or unused circuits identified in a cross-reference table; a single-button action to completely draw and document a terminal strip and much more.
Integration in real time with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD helps make both electrical and mechanical engineers become more productive. Start creating schematic-driven harness designs with powerful routing, flattening and automated documentation now.
Why SOLIDWORKS Electrical?
There are plenty of reasons. Here are three important benefits:
- Reduce manufacturing defects and avoid costly mistakes
- Enhance collaboration between the mechanical and electrical department
- Save time when combining mechanical and electrical BOMs to streamline production planning
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic
Schematic is a powerful, easy-to-use suite of collaborative, schematic design tools that help drive the rapid development of embedded electrical systems for equipment and other products. It comes with built-in libraries of symbols, manufacturer part information, and 3D component models that provide common, reusable materials that help optimize design reuse.
SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D
SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D enables you to place electrical components and use advanced SOLIDWORKS routing technology to automatically interconnect electrical design elements within the 3D model. Determine optimal lengths for wires, cables, and harnesses, all while maintaining design and BOM synchronization between electrical and mechanical designs.
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Professional
Combine the electrical schematic functionality of SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic with the 3D modeling capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D in one powerful, easy-to-use package. SOLIDWORKS Electrical Professional is ideally suited for the user that supports both electrical and mechanical design integration with 3D models.
Functions and features
|Functions and features||SOLIDWORKS |
Standard or Professional
|2D Cabinet Creation||✓||–||✓|
|Electrical Component and Symbol Library||✓||✓||✓|
|Automated Terminal Drawing Creation||✓||–||✓|
|Automated Contact Cross-Referencing||✓||–||✓|
|Advanced Formula Manager||✓||–||✓|
|SOLIDWORKS Electrical Content Portal||✓||–||✓|
|SOLIDWORKS PDM Integration||–||–||✓|
|Enhanced SOLIDWORKS PDM Connector||✓||–||✓|
|Report Generation – Customized||✓ (Pro)||–||–|
|Link to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD||✓ (Pro)||–||✓|
|Common ECAD and MCAD Database||✓ (Pro)||–||✓|
|PLC Tools||✓ (Pro)||–||✓|
|Dynamic Connector Tools||✓ (Pro)||–||✓|
|Real-time Collaboration||✓ (Pro)||–||✓|
|Real-time Synchronization||✓ (Pro)||✓||–|
|Deferred Update Mode||✓ (Pro)||–||–|
|Custom Part Library Classifications||✓ (Pro)||–||–|
|Excel Automation||✓ (Pro)||–||–|
|User Rights Management||✓ (Pro)||–||–|
|Electrical Harness Design Planning||–||✓||✓|
|Embedded Electrical System Design Planning||–||✓||✓|
|Electrical Design in 3D CAD||–||✓||✓|
|Global Project Settings||–||–||✓|
|Marks and Wires Management||–||–||✓|
|Multi-Level Terminals Strip Support||–||–||✓|
|Collaborative Electrical-Mechanical Development||–||✓||✓|
|3D Electrical Cabinet Design||–||✓||✓|
Want to learn more? Download SOLIDWORKS Electrical product sheet here.
Share your electrical design data
CircuitWorks enables users to share, compare, update, and track electrical design data so users can more quickly resolve electrical-mechanical integration problems.
It enables the user to integrate printed circui tboard information from different ECAD softwares directly into your SOLIDWORKS designs. Share data between electrical CAD (ECAD) and mechanical CAD (MCAD) designers with this easy-to-use tool.
The CircuitWorks application is an add-in to SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium.
Frequently asked questions
To make an informed choice about SOLIDWORKS, you need all the relevant information. Here are the answers to the questions we are asked most frequently.
Important Information about SOLIDWORKS Business Model Changes Coming in July 2023
Dassault Systèmes has announced that there will be changes in their business models starting from July 1st 2023.
- New SOLIDWORKS Perpetual Licenses: All new purchases of CAD license Subscriptions will automatically include SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services.
- All new SOLIDWORKS Perpetual licenses require two years of initial subscription with Cloud Services at the time of purchase.
- The subscription with Cloud Services will experience an uplift in price to a fraction of the cost of the value included.
- New SOLIDWORKS Term Licenses: All new SOLIDWORKS CAD TERM licenses will automatically include SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services.
- Term licensing will experience an uplift in price to a fraction of the cost of the value included.
- Existing Subscription: It does not affect your current SOLIDWORKS CAD licenses on subscription and the price will not change. However, you will have the flexibility to upgrade to a Subscription with Cloud Services for a nominal fee.
Read about the changes and how they will affect different licenses here: Important Information about SOLIDWORKS Business Model Changes Coming in July 2023
Can I get SOLIDWORKS for free?
Unfortunately, a SOLIDWORKS license is not free. The software comes in 3 different packages Standard, Professional and Premium, which all have various functionalities and prices. Learn more above or contact us.
However, Dassault Systèmes offers the software to students for education. If your school or university already has SOLIDWORKS Education, the student access is automatically available for you as student. Your professor will provide a license code granting you instant access. If not, please contact us, and we will help you gain access. Researchers, who meet requirements are also eligible for attractive discounts.
Start-ups that meet certain requirements can obtain access to SOLIDWORKS for free for the first year to help you to get started.
SOLIDWORKS also offers network licenses to eligible incubators, who help start-ups. This provides them with the best tools to work with from the beginning of their journey.
Finally, if you are interested in investing in SOLIDWORKS, but want to test the capabilities of the software first, our free trials may be a great option for you.
Contact us to learn more about your options.
Can I rent SOLIDWORKS?
Yes, you can.
With SOLIDWORKS Term licensing you’ll forget all about expensive one-time licenses. It gives you the opportunity to explore the benefits of having a flexible and scalable solution, where you pay for the software on a subscription basis.
Read more about options for renting SOLIDWORKS.
Which SOLIDWORKS design solution is the right for my business?
Every company is unique and faces different challenges when trying to find the perfect design tool.
As customer needs and expectations evolve, Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS is offering more varied, cloud-focused product development solutions.
Get the full overview of SOLIDWORKS Design Tools here – Download whitepaper
How do I learn how to use SOLIDWORKS?
Although SOLIDWORKS is one of the most intuitive CAD solutions on the market, its immense capability can be challenging to take advantage of.
We offer an extensive range of trainings, where you and your company can obtain all the skills you need and keep them up to date. With an active subscription, you will also gain unlimited support from our certified local SOLIDWORKS experts.
To learn more, get access to an extensive range of free educational material on our support site and YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.
What are the hardware requirements for SOLIDWORKS?
We recommend that you combine a CPU clock speed of at least 3,3 GHz with 32 GB RAM and an SSD. Dassault Systèmes has official recommendations for which GPU is qualified to use with SOLIDWORKS – visit SOLIDWORKS website.
Read more about the things to consider when choosing hardware for SOLIDWORKS.
Using a workstation, which adheres to these recommendations will give you a smooth experience with SOLIDWORKS software products.
Where can I purchase SOLIDWORKS?
You can only purchase SOLIDWORKS through a certified reseller like PLM Group. The SOLIDWORKS Software offering is a comprehensive solution for all your design needs, and it may be challenging to decipher, which tools you need. Our experts can help you find the perfect solutions for your needs – contact us
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