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CircuitWorks Options - SolidWorks Export

Set options that affect how assemblies are exported from SolidWorks to CircuitWorks.

To display CircuitWorks Options - SolidWorks Export, from the CircuitWorks Options dialog box, click SolidWorks Export .

To display the CircuitWorks Options dialog box, do one of the following:
  • From CircuitWorks, click the CircuitWorks application menu , then click Options .
  • From SolidWorks, click CircuitWorks > CircuitWorks Options.
Set part number to component's active configuration name Uses active configuration names as ECAD part numbers. CircuitWorks ignores any part numbers previously saved as custom properties in part files. CircuitWorks regards different configurations of a SolidWorks part as different ECAD components.

If this option is not selected, CircuitWorks uses previously saved part numbers, if present. Otherwise, CircuitWorks uses SolidWorks file names. CircuitWorks regards different configurations of a SolidWorks part as the same ECAD component.

This option does not affect component names. CircuitWorks always uses ECAD component names saved in part files, if present, or SolidWorks file names otherwise.

Selection of top face of board

If you export an assembly that was not created by CircuitWorks, CircuitWorks prompts for the top face of the component representing the circuit board. Your selection identifies the board component and defines the coordinate system CircuitWorks uses to export the assembly. For details, see Exporting SolidWorks Models to CircuitWorks.
Prompt once Prompts only the first time you export each assembly. CircuitWorks uses your selection if you export the assembly again.
If you select the wrong face when exporting an assembly, select Prompt each time and export the assembly again with Don't prompt me for known assemblies selected, which restores the Prompt once setting.
Prompt each time Prompts every time you export.

If no correctly named sketches are found

When exporting an assembly from SolidWorks to CircuitWorks, CircuitWorks uses export rules to identify components. See Export Rules. If a feature and its sketch are not suitably named, CircuitWorks can use silhouette edges to determine component shape.

Ignore the component Disables silhouette edge recognition. The component is not exported.
Use the component's silhouette edges to determine its shape Enables silhouette edge recognition without prompting.
You can also enable this option by selecting Always take this action for components containing no suitable sketches from the prompt.
Prompt each time Prompts whether to use silhouette edge recognition.

User-defined Coordinate System

Import and export components based on this coordinate system: Specifies the name of the user-defined coordinate system that CircuitWorks uses to position components during import and export. The default name is CWX.

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