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Dynamic Connection Labels

Dynamic connection labels are specific symbols that display connection information about a component. You can dynamically insert the symbols into schemes.

The dynamic connection labels use configuration files where you enter the parameters to draw them. Click Electrical project> Configurations> Connection label to manage the configuration files.

To insert dynamic connection labels, click Schematic> Connection label> Insert a dynamic connection label for a component.


Origin-Destination Symbol

You can manually insert origin-destination arrow symbols at the end of the wires. You associate a group number with each inserted symbol. All the wires connected on the same group number have the same equipotential number.

To insert an origin-destination symbol, click Schematic> Origin – destination arrows> Insert a single origin - destination arrow symbol.


Displaying Column Header Text in All Electrical Project Languages

In the report, you can display column header text in all three languages specified in the electrical project configuration.

To activate this feature,in the report configuration,select Show all project languages.


Manufacturer Part Weight

You can manage the weight of a manufacturer part.

The weight propagates to the Mass properties of the 3D assembly associated with the component on which you assign the manufacturer part. For components that are cut, like rails or ducts,the weight updates according to the Depth value that you use in the cabinet layout.


Automatic Orientation in PDF Export

When you export the electrical project drawings to a PDF file, you can keep the same page orientation.

Drawings in Landscape orientation convert to PDF pages in Landscape orientation, and drawings in Portrait convert to PDF pages in Portrait orientation.

Select the Automatic option, available in Import/Export> Export PDF files.


Deleting Components

In the Components dockable panel,you can delete a component and all the symbols representing it in the drawings.

A component without inserted symbols is automatically deleted. If you want to delete a component with inserted symbols in the drawings, a dialog box opens, lets you select the option to delete all the symbols associated with this component. If the component is associated with a 3D part or assembly, it is automatically dissociated.


Additional Variables in Origin-Destination Formula

New variables, relative to the components and the wires are available in the Formula Management dialog box,

To use these variables, open the electrical project configuration, and in the Text tab, click the FX cell for Origin- destination.


Resetting Dismissed Messages

A new option lets you manage dismissed messages.

Some dialog boxes have the Do not show again option to permanently dismiss them. To reset this status, in the Interface configuration dialog box, in the Preferences tab, select the dialog boxes to show again.


Multilingual attributes

The multilingual attributes are specific attributes that propagate a multilingual text. This multilingual text displays the desired language when you change the main language of the electrical project.


Excel Automation Improvements

Excel automation allows you to automatically generate schematic drawings from data contained in an Excel file.

With the Excel automation, you can:

  • Define the wire section.

  • Manage the origin and destination arrows.

  • Replace a symbol while inserting a macro.

  • Manage the folder for the generated drawings.

Embedding Report Tables


You can insert report tables anywhere into the electrical project drawings.

According to configuration parameters, you can automatically insert specific report tables into graphical drawings like,schematic, wiring line diagram, or 2D cabinet layout schemes.

After changes of the electrical project data, you can update the report content.

Electrical Manager Tree Improvements

In the Electrical Manager tree, an icon before each component indicates whether the component is associated or not associated with an assembly or a 3D part. Selecting a component in the tree highlights the associated assembly or 3D part in the graphical area.

Associate Feature Improvements


In SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D, the Associate command lets you associate electrical components with 3D parts or assemblies

The Associate Component PropertyManager lets you:

  • Select several components to associate them with several 3D parts or assemblies.

  • Display the properties of the selected component to check the consistency with the 3D part or the assembly.

Defining Open-Ended Wires for Routes

Open-ended wires have one extremity that is disconnected from a component or terminal.

The open-ended wire property automatically propagates to the From-To list for routes.

 Propagating Electrical Properties from 2D to 3D

For each component, you can propagate the electrical properties to the 3D part or assembly.

If you modify the electrical properties in the 2D application, you must click Update BOM Properties in the SOLIDWORKS Electrical menu, to update the 3D part properties.

You can use these properties to complete tables like the Bill of Materials.


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