CircuitWorks Options - Library

You can specify options that affect how CircuitWorks interacts with the Component Library.

To display CircuitWorks Options - Library:

From the CircuitWorks Options dialog box, click Library .

To display the CircuitWorks Options dialog box, do one of the following:

  • From CircuitWorks, click the CircuitWorks application menu , then click Options .
  • From SOLIDWORKS, click Tools > CircuitWorks > CircuitWorks Options.
Match components in library by Select how CircuitWorks determines if there is a SOLIDWORKS model for an ECAD component already in the Component Library:
  • Name Only
  • Name and Number
  • Number Only
  • Name and Height
  • Number and Height
  • Name and Number and Height
Ensure that you consider the model naming convention when making your selection.
Library export custom delimiter The separator character used when exporting the Component Library to the Custom Delimited Text File file type.
Check component library data for errors when opened When the Component Library is opened, checks for component references that do not have a corresponding SOLIDWORKS part file on disk and gives you the option to delete or repair them.
Unreferenced components are suppressed and marked with this icon .
Show component offset information in library When checked, displays the X, Y, and Z Offsets, Rotation, and Orientation fields for components in the library. This information can be useful for legacy components that do not include automatically generated CircuitWorks-specific coordinate systems.
Add components to the library when exporting from SOLIDWORKS Adds any components from the assembly that are not included in the Component Library.
Verify components exist in vault on library startup Applies to SOLIDWORKS PDM installations only.

If selected, when you open the Component Library, the CircuitWorks software verifies that each component exists in the SOLIDWORKS PDM vault.

By default, this option is cleared for faster library startup.

If you are aware of vault activity, select this option so that the latest versions of vault parts are copied to the local machine.

Overwrite any existing 2D models in the library with new 3D models Specifies what CircuitWorks does when it detects a 3D version of a 2D (zero-height) model in the Library:
  • Always overwrite
  • Never overwrite
  • Prompt each time