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SOLIDWORKS Electrical elements

Description of the different elements available during installation.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic: Software that helps you create electrical schematics.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D: SOLIDWORKS add-in that helps in creating 3D layouts of materials and routing of cables, wires, and harnesses. This module does not install if you do not have SOLIDWORKS.

SQL Server: Database manager provided by Microsoft. This software will not be installed if you use an existing SQL Server.

Data: All necessary data that is needed for normal operation of SOLIDWORKS Electrical (Symbol or title block libraries, manufacturer parts...).

Collaborative server: A utility that helps you manage opening and automatic updates of files. It also helps multiple users work on the same electrical project.


Initial Installation

There are many ways to carry out an installation, depending on your IT infrastructure, your needs and the number of potential users. For example, you can opt for a Stand-alone installation (the software and all its data are installed on the same workstation.) or a Client/server mode of installation (the data is installed on the server and is accessible by all users.).

To determine which type of installation would be suitable for you, consult the Installation Guide.

Installing an update

Archive all your electrical projects before installing an update. Do not uninstall the software (you could lose your data), but run the installation program; it automatically detects the presence of the software and proposes to update it.


Before uninstalling SOLIDWORKS Electrical, create an archive of all the elements that you want to keep. (For example, to be able to recover this data on another workstation). Use the Uninstall Windows program to remove SOLIDWORKS Electrical from the workstation. You can also use the Uninstall option available in the context menu of the shortcut of the Windows Start menu.


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