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Build Progress

CircuitWorks shows build progress in a pane at the bottom of the CircuitWorks application.

CircuitWorks performs the following when building an assembly:

  1. Builds and saves models for any components not already in the Component Library.
  2. Models outlines or keep-out models required in the assembly if the option to build these items as component models rather than board features is enabled.
  3. Builds a model for the board.

    By default, CircuitWorks saves the part representing the board as  boardname.sldprt in the Outlines folder, where  boardname  is the name of the board in the ECAD data file. The assembly is named  boardname.sldasm, but is not saved automatically. You can configure how CircuitWorks names models and where they are saved.

  4. Builds an assembly and insert all the outlines and components in the correct positions.

As the build is progressing, the SOLIDWORKS icon in the Windows task bar is gradually filled with green:

When processing completes:
  • SOLIDWORKS displays the finished model.
  • The CircuitWorks Progress pane shows Process Complete. You can review information and warnings by scrolling back through the messages. The icons next to each comment indicate the message type:
    • Information
    • Created new component
    • Filtered out component
    • Created new SOLIDWORKS component or assembly
    • Created new board
    • Added nonplated holes
    • Added plated holes
    • Saved model
    • Created new outline, keep-out, or region
    • Process complete
To save the progress messages to a text file for easier review, right-click in the Progress pane and select Save to File.

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