SOLIDWORKS Routing - Electrical


2 Days



Recommended Experience Level

  • SOLIDWORKS Essentials


Internet connected and “smart” devices are everywhere we turn and inside each is a sophisticated network of wires and cables that make them run. The Electrical Routing course is highly specialized and focuses on the optimal path for routing wires and cables.

Recommended For

  • Anyone that wants to quickly design and route electrical wiring, harnessing, cabling, and conduit assemblies.

Course Outline


  • About This Course
  • Windows
  • Use of Color
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Lesson 1: Fundamentals of Routing 

  • What is Routing?
  • Routing Setup
  • General Routing Settings

Lesson 2: Basic Electrical Routing 

  • Basic Electrical Routing
  • Adding Routing Components
  • Start by Drag and Drop Connector
  • Auto Route
  • Save to External File

Lesson 3: Routing with Clips 

  • Routing with Clips
  • Routing Through Existing Clips
  • Adding Clips while Auto Routing
  • Editing a Route
  • Working with Clips
  • Routing Through a Clip
  • Splitting a Route
  • Adding a Splice
  • Multiple Routes Through a Clip

Lesson 4: Electrical Routing Components 

  • Routing Library Parts Introduction
  • Electrical Routing Library Parts
  • Libraries
  • Routing Component Wizard
  • Routing Component Attributes
  • Electrical Libraries

Lesson 5: Standard Cables and Reusing Routes 

  • Using Standard Cables
  • Standard Cables Excel File
  • Modifying Standard Cables
  • Creating a Standard Cable
  • Reuse Route
  • Delink Harness
  • Routing Templates

Lesson 6: Electrical Data Import 

  • Importing Data
  • Routing Library Manager
  • From/To Lists
  • Route Properties
  • Route Guidelines
  • Using Guidelines and Clips

Lesson 7: Electrical Drawings 

  • Route Flattening and Detailing
  • Annotation Flattening
  • Flatten Route
  • Manufacture Flattening

Lesson 8: Flex Cables 

  • Flex Cables
  • Flex Cable Routes
  • Flex Cable Auto Routing
  • Using Flex Cables with Clips

Lesson 9: Electrical Conduits 

  • Electrical Conduits
  • Rigid Conduit
  • Orthogonal Routing with Auto Route
  • Electrical Data in Conduits
  • Manual Sketch Routing
  • Flexible Electrical Conduit

Appendix A: Review Section 

  • Review of Configurations
  • A Note About File References
  • Design Tables
  • Review of Top Down Design
  • Editing Options
  • Review of Design Library Task Pane
  • Review of 3D Sketching

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