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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D - Exercise #07

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


Download Environment


Harness routing

Flatten route

Importing the 2D file in the electrical project


The goal of this exercise is to route a harness in which you can find connectors, wires, and a cable. To understand the composition of this harness open or preview the two schematic drawings and open the Harness management to see the details of the harness.


SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D menu: Harnesses

Dockable panel > Contextual menu of the electrical project: electrical project > Harness management


This electrical project uses five connectors (X1 to X4) linked by a harness with wires and a cable.

Harness routing


1.     After unarchiving the downloaded electrical project, open the 06-Box assembly.

The assembly already contains the inserted connectors and the Route Path for the harness routing, it is not necessary to add them.


2.     Launch the harness routing with the default parameters.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D menu: Route Harnesses

Menu: Tools > SOLIDWORKS Electrical > Route Harnesses



Flatten route

The first step after the harness routing is to generate the flatten route.


1.     Generate the flatten Route file.

Electrical menu: Flatten Route


2.     Select the Annotation mode.

3.     Active the Drawing Options and select all.

4.     Generate the sheet and organize the graphics of the harness and the tables.



Importing the 2D file in the electrical project

The sheet format must coincide with one selected in the electrical project configuration.


1.     Update the electrical project configuration by selecting the correct title block.


2.     Generate the drawing.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Drawing menu: Create Project Drawing


The drawing is automatically added to the electrical project.



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