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2D footprint properties

2D footprint management: New

2D footprint management: Properties


Opens the Properties dialog box for the 2D footprint. This lets you modify data associated with the 2D footprint.


If you have selected several 2D footprints, only the common properties are displayed.


Title: When you create a 2D footprint, the title is automatically added. This title must be unique and you can change it if necessary.

Description: Enter a description. If you opt for Thumbnail mode in the management dialog box, the description text appears under the thumbnail. 2D footprints are shown in alphabetical order by description. The description is available in all languages by clicking the specific icon.

Class: Click the button [...] to select the class in which the 2D footprint is stored.

Symbol type: Only Cabinet layout footprint should be selected. If you choose another type of symbol, it cannot be used in the 2D cabinet layout.

Unit system: Select the unit mode the 2D footprint was drawn. When you create a new 2D footprint, SOLIDWORKS Electrical uses the template file corresponding to the unit system you selected.

Library: Select the library in which the 2D footprint is classified.

Manufacturer part

Manufacturer: Select the name of the manufacturer. This parameter cannot be dissociated from the Reference parameter.

Reference: Associates a manufacturer part with the symbol. When defined, this manufacturer part is automatically associated with the component. Click [...] to assign a manufacturer part.


This section is read-only. It shows the date of creation/modification and the creator.


Root mark: Enter the root mark to use when inserting the symbol. If you do not enter a value, the root associated with the class is used.

Associated macro: Associates a macro with the symbol. When inserting a symbol, you can select Insert associated macro in the dockable panel or the pages tab in the contextual menu for the component. Click the button [...] to associate a macro.

Standard: The standard used for the symbol.

Cross references type: Select the default cross references level for the 2D footprint. You can change it when you insert the 2D footprint.


Display connection points: When selected, the connection points appear in the scheme.

Keep attributes orientation: When selected, the attributes do not rotate with the 2D footprint.

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