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Terminal strips

SOLIDWORKS Electrical has a complete terminal strip management system, from the insertion of terminals in drawings, to the automatic generation of terminal strip drawings, to cabling the terminals.


Menu: Electrical project > Terminal strips

Dockable panel > Contextual menu of the electrical project: Electrical project > Terminal strip management


The Terminal strips management shows a list of all the terminal strips contained in the various locations of the electrical project . This list can be sorted according to the configuration settings.


When a location is selected in the list on the left, the right side of the dialog shows a list of terminal strips in this location. The right side of the dialog also shows the function, the number of terminals in the terminal strip, and the terminal strip drawing configuration settings.

Some of these features accept the multi-selection, such as Delete or Properties.


New: Creates a new terminal strip in the selected location.

Delete: Deletes the selected terminal strips.

Properties: Opens the Properties dialog box for the selected terminal strips. If you select several terminal strips, the Properties dialog box displays only the common properties.

Edit: Opens the selected terminal strip in the terminal strip editor.

Destination folders: Edits the location of the terminal drawings. A dialog box is shown letting you define the book or folder in which the terminal drawings will be created.

Generate drawing: Generates terminal strip drawings. If these already exist, they will be updated. This command uses the configuration file settings applied to each terminal strip, supporting a variety of visual representations.

Reorder: Allows you to sort and renumber all the terminals of the selected terminal strips.

Undo: Allows you to cancel the previous operations.

Redo: Allows you to redo the previous canceled operations.

Tree mode: Displays the terminal strips in a tree view ordered by location or function.

List mode: Displays the terminal strips as a list. A click on the header allows you to sort the terminal strips.

Configuration: Allows you to manage the display settings for items in the dialog box.


Filters can be applied to make it easier to locate terminal strips in larger electrical projects.

Mark: The terminal strip name. Entering a value into this field will automatically filter the listed terminal strips.

Parent: Enter a component mark for terminal strips belonging to a component. The list will show only the strips for that component mark.

Location: Click the [...] button to select from current electrical project locations, or enter a value into this field to automatically filter the listed terminal strips.

Function: Click the [...] button to select from current electrical project functions, or enter a value into this field to automatically filter the listed terminal strips.

Destination: Click the [...] button to select from current electrical project destinations, or enter a value into this field to automatically filter the listed terminal strips.


Mark: Terminal strips mark.

Description: Terminal strip description.

Parent: A list of parent components for terminal strips that belong to a component.

Location: Terminal strip location.

Function: Terminal strip function.

Number of terminals: The number of terminals in the terminal strip.

Bridge creation: Allows you to create automatically a bridge on terminals that have the same equipotential. Select in the list, the mode you want.

Propagate: Check the box if you accept that the terminal marks of this terminal strip can be updated by the Propagate data feature.

To draw: Check the terminal strips that need their terminal drawing either created or updated.

Destination folder: The book or folder in which the terminal strip drawings will be created.

Configuration: The configuration file associated with a terminal strip, used when generating the terminal strip drawings.

State: The current terminal strip status, and the effect that generating the terminal strip drawing will have.

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