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Harness management

Harnesses are managed both in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic and SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D. The manufacturer part handled in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic allows you the development of the harness components. Within SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D the harness can be generated automatically.


Menu: Electrical project > Harnesses

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


In the Harness management, the user can create or manage existing harnesses.

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


New harness: Creates a new harness; upon selection, the harness properties dialog will be displayed where information such as mark, the function, and description can be defined.

Delete: Deletes the selected harnesses.

Properties: Accesses to the properties of the selected harness. If you select several harnesses, the Properties dialog box displays only the common properties.

Add to harness: Adds elements to the harness; select the type of item to be added prior to clicking on the icon.

Remove from harness: Removes the selected elements from the harness.

Undo: Allows you to cancel the previous operations.

Redo: Allows you to redo the previous canceled operations.

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


Two filters, Mark and Function, can be used to reduce the listed harnesses.


Elements can be added to a harness via the contextual menu of cables, symbols...

Contextual menu of graphical elements (symbols, wires, cables...): Add/remove from harness

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