Creating Symbols with SOLIDWORKS Electrical

On a typical demo for SOLIDWORKS Electrical, I’m often asked if the standard package has “x” manufacturer’s part or “x” specific symbol.  While there are over a half million parts that can be downloaded for the software, there is still a likelihood that a specific symbol or part desired is not there.  Therefore, I have created a quick post to show the simple steps required to make a new manufacturer’s part which can be linked to a custom created symbol using SOLIDWORKS Electrical.

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Sharing Variables & Equations Between Models

If you’ve ever taken a SOLIDWORKS Training Course at CADimensions, then you are definitely familiar with the concept of design intent.  Considering how a part may need to change and creating the model with this in mind will make life much easier for you and other users when it comes time to make revisions…  and there are always revisions!  One of my favorite ways to maintain design intent is the use of equations and, until recently, I believed these wonderful constraints were limited to the part in which they were created. Fortunately, I was wrong.

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Living The CADLIFE

Last week, CADimensions had our midyear company outing in Geneva, NY.  While we enjoyed a beautiful day in Wine Country, we also discussed how we were doing as a business and spoke specifically about the culture here at CADimensions.  As an employee, we are consistently reminded that the vision of CADimensions is to be the number one provider of engineering and manufacturing solutions in the territories we serve.  While we follow our vision daily, we never truly formalized a CADimensions culture to help us ensure that we were meeting the goals of our vision daily.  That was until last week when we were introduced to The CADLIFE!  While “living a CADLIFE” may be enough as a description and motto on its own, this term is actually an acronym (since we pretty much speak only in acronyms already).

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