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Selection mode: By default, when you want to select several entities, after selecting the first entity you must press the [Ctrl] key and hold it to select the second. With this option, it is possible to select the entities without pressing the [Ctrl] key.

Drawing Unit system: Sets the unit mode (to Imperial or Metric) used in the software for all files generated outside a electrical project.

Dimension units: Sets the unit you want to use for dimensioning.

Help: Lets you select a default help file: either the one installed on your workstation (CHM file) or the Internet help function (which needs an Internet connection).

Open recent file when opening project: SOLIDWORKS Electrical saves the last drawing you used in the electrical project. When you re-open the electrical project, this drawing can be automatically re-opened. Select in the list, the option you want.

Optimize project opening: Allows you to decrease the opening time of an electrical project. Two options are available to manage the electrical project opening. When you select Load all data when opening project all the electrical project data are loaded when you open it. The second option, Load data at the first usage, allows you to load the minimum of data when you open the electrical project. Then, the data are loaded when necessary. It allows you to decrease the opening time of an electrical project.

Ask to remove translated text: If this option is selected, when you change a description (available in the component properties or symbol properties, for example) in the main language, SOLIDWORKS Electrical opens a dialog box asking you if you want to delete the existing translations of this text.

Send anonymous data: This option allows SOLIDWORKS Electrical to collect anonymous information to improve the software. Below, some types of data collected:

  • Type of installation (Client/server or standalone)

  • OS version

  • Type of software: 2D, 3D, Excel add-in, Draftsight add-in

  • Time when the application is starting

  • Time when the application is closed

  • Number of users connected to collaborative server

  • Number of electrical projects

  • Number of components, cables, wires, books, folders, pages in the electrical project

  • Command started

  • ...



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