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SolidWorks Electrical - Schematic Fundamentals

Video Description

In this SolidWorks Electrical – Schematic Fundamentals training course, expert author Michael LaFleche teaches you how to harness the power of SolidWorks to fully document line diagrams, schematics, terminal strips, and PLC’s. This course is designed for users that already have a basic working knowledge of SolidWorks and basic schematic blueprint reading skills.
You will start by learning how to create a project, and then jump into creating a new schematic. From there, Michael teaches you about detailed cables, and how to add manufacturer parts to symbols. This video tutorial also covers multi-wire schematics, references, symbol libraries, and PLC’s and cabinet layout. Finally, you will learn how to configure the SolidWorks Electrical environment to suit your working needs, with custom symbols, reports, and manufacturer information, to enable a complete Bill of Materials.
Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of using the SolidWorks Electrical Schematic software for your own projects, and be able to collaborate with multiple engineers to work on projects at the same time. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction And Course Overview 00:01:59
    2. About The Author 00:00:56
    3. Installation And Setup 00:05:11
    4. SQL Database And File System Tour 00:02:06
    5. How To Access Your Working Files 00:01:15
  2. Projects
    1. Creating A Project 00:04:18
    2. Opening An Existing Project 00:04:33
    3. Archiving Projects 00:01:31
    4. Project Templates 00:05:21
  3. Single Line Diagrams
    1. Creating A New Schematic 00:02:22
    2. Adding Single Line Diagram Symbols 00:06:03
    3. Setting Locations 00:02:15
    4. Managing Locations 00:04:16
    5. Connecting Symbols With Cables 00:03:04
    6. Replacing Title Block 00:01:09
  4. Detailed Cables
    1. Defining Detailed Cabling 00:04:59
    2. Creating Terminals And Connecting Cable Conductors To Pins 00:05:18
    3. Creating Cable Database References 00:05:31
  5. Manufacturer Parts Manager
    1. Adding Manufacturer Parts To Symbols - Part 1 00:05:57
    2. Adding Manufacturer Parts To Symbols - Part 2 00:01:32
    3. Adding Manufacturer Parts To Symbols - Part 3 00:02:12
    4. Connecting Parts To Cables Via Terminals - Part 1 00:04:10
    5. Connecting Parts To Cables Via Terminals - Part 2 00:02:05
    6. Creating New Manufacturing Items 00:06:02
  6. Multi-Wire Schematics
    1. Drawing Wires 00:06:35
    2. Inserting Symbols 00:05:24
    3. Referencing Single Line Diagram Symbols 00:05:11
    4. Black Box Symbols 00:04:25
    5. Terminal Blocks 00:03:43
  7. References
    1. Cross-Referencing Symbols 00:03:22
    2. Multi-Page Wire References 00:02:59
    3. Adding Symbols From Components Browser 00:02:31
    4. Location Boxes 00:02:54
    5. Function Boxes 00:02:29
  8. Symbol Libraries And Macros
    1. Editing An Existing Symbol 00:07:24
    2. Creating New Symbols - Part 1 00:03:21
    3. Creating New Symbols - Part 2 00:02:22
    4. Paste Special 00:01:42
    5. Macros For Design Re-Use 00:04:14
  9. PLCs And Cabinet Layout
    1. Inserting PLCs 00:06:10
    2. Importing I/O From Other PLC Programming Software 00:02:35
    3. Creating PLC Drawings 00:02:09
    4. Using PLC Macro Symbols 00:01:27
    5. 2D Cabinet Layout 00:04:21
  10. Reports
    1. Net Lists And Wire Lists - Part 1 00:02:19
    2. Net Lists And Wire Lists - Part 2 00:01:20
    3. Bill Of Materials 00:03:10
    4. Terminal Strip Drawing - Part 1 00:01:46
    5. Terminal Strip Drawing - Part 2 00:02:23
    6. Basic Report Customization 00:04:11
  11. Conclusion
    1. Wrap-Up 00:01:33