Harness the Power of SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D Cable Fabrication

July 01, 2024
One of the biggest benefits that using SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic and SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D brings us is the ability to get a single cohesive view of my electro-mechanical assembly. As a design team we can showcase our designs from a 2D Schematic perspective as well as a fully modeled and routed 3D Assembly. Without SOLIDWORKS Electrical, this can be challenging when working with complex cables with multiple conductors and connectors to keep track of. Fortunately, the SOLIDWORKS Electrical Suite has integrated tools to help manage even the most complex cables.

Join TriMech Elite Application Engineer, Sawyer Gara, as we discuss how we can harness the power of the SOLIDWORKS Electrical Suite for Cable Fabrication. We’ll start off in the 2D Side of SOLIDWORKS Electrical to show how easy it is to add new connectors (and even define contacts) and associate them to cables and cable harnesses. From there, we can leverage the collaboration between Electrical Schematic and Electrical 3D to seamlessly integrate those new connectors into the mechanical assembly. Whether we want to manually route each branch or let auto-routing take control, the cables can be precisely placed with Electrical 3D. Finally, all those twists and turns the cables take can be flattened back out, represented in a few different ways, and turned into a fully detailed manufacturing drawing. You’ll be shocked at how simple the process really is!

Key Takeaways:
- Creating Connectors and Assigning Parts
- Defining Cables and Harnesses in Electrical Schematic
- Routing a Harness in 3D
- Flattening Harness for Manufacturing Drawing