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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D - Exercise #02

To do this exercise, you have to download an electrical project containing all the required environment. After the download, unarchive the electrical project.

The goal of this exercise is to implant the components in the cabinet.


Download electrical project



Inserting the cabinet

Inserting the ducts and the rails

Inserting the components

Inserting the cabinet


1. Once you unarchive the electrical project, double-click it or use the contextual menu to open the Cabinet assembly.

2. In the left dockable panel, select the 178864 manufacturer part assigned to the Cabinet, and select the Insert command in its contextual menu.

3. Click the insertion point in the graphical area.


Inserting the ducts and the rails

Contextual menu of Rail (or Duct): Insert as horizontal (vertical) rail (duct)




1. Start by inserting the ducts.

Insert the five ducts, using the contextual menu for each reference. The first three references are for horizontal ducts, and the last two are for vertical ducts.

During insertion, make sure that the point of insertion corresponds to the back of the cabinet (the duct assembly has a mate coinciding with the back of the cabinet). Validate the mate.

To do this exercise, the ducts have been sized with the desired value (values stored in the properties of the reference).


2. Manage the positioning mates.

3. Rails are inserted in the same way. The rails for the electrical project are already sized. Insert them in order, from top to bottom.


Inserting the components

Several commands are available to insert the components. In this paragraph, you will see how they can be used.


1. Insert the T1 component using the command Insert available in the contextual menu.


To do the next step, you must do the Exercise #01 to set the connection points, determine the faces and the mates. If not, the 3D part will not be correctly inserted and the wires will not be connected on the terminals.


2. Insert the KM1 component using the command Insert from file. Select the lc1d1210b7_ew.SLDPRT file stored in the folder of the electrical project. The 3D part must have connection points and mate references, if not it will not be correctly inserted in the rail and the wires will not be routed. (see the exercise #01)

3. Select the Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4 components and select the Insert command.

You can change the order of the insertion of the components. In the left dockable panel, enter the distance between each 3D part (10 mm).


4. Insert the X1 terminal using the Insert terminals.

Like the previous command, you must enter the direction of the insertion and the space between each terminal.


5. Insert S1, S2, and H1 using the Insert command, on the Cabinet door and manage the mates.



There is another mode to manage the components: the Association mode. This mode is used in Exercise #04.



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