With today’s unified work environments, we have to think about all aspects of the design process. One common question that comes up is what type of integration SOLIDWORKS Electrical has into SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. Today, I would like to discuss just that. The short answer is SOLIDWORKS Electrical checks in a snapshot of the project into your vault.
Creating Annotations and Notes in Electrical Schematic drawings is often a tedious, error prone task because everything must usually be created and managed as independent, unintelligent text boxes. If something in the design changes, chances are you have to go back and make sure the information in your text boxes is up-to-date, and if you’ve added a bunch of information you might find yourself in a situation where you have to resize and reposition your text boxes, which may necessitate other things being shifted around.
In part three of our Design Rule Checks blog series, we’ll dig deeper into the Component Terminals Not Connected DRC. This DRC is exceedingly important because it helps reduce one of the most common sources of human error: forgetfulness. Everyone has been there – a silly goof brought on by a lack of caffeine, distractionsRead the Rest…
In part two of our Design Rule Checks blog series, we’ll discuss is the Equipotential Conflict. Ask yourself, have you ever accidentally crossed a pair of wires that shouldn’t have been? It isn’t pretty.
Since the advent of CAD software in the design and engineering world, one of the main advantages touted by developers and users has been the ability to check for errors and mistakes during the design process. Discovering and fixing design flaws, honest mistakes, and little bugs before a product reaches the production phase and consumers is an obvious way for a company to reduce costs, waste, and protect themselves both from lawsuits and a bad reputation.