SOLIDWORKS Routing Overview

The Routing application is an add-in to the SOLIDWORKS Premium software. With Routing, you can create a special type of subassembly that builds a path of pipes, tubes, electrical cables or ducts between components.

When you insert certain components into an assembly, a route subassembly is created automatically. Unlike other types of subassemblies, you do not create a route assembly in its own window and then insert it as a component in the higher-level assembly.

A route subassembly is made up of three types of entities:
  • Components, which are fittings and connectors, including flanges, tees, electrical connectors, and clips.
  • Route parts, which include pipes, tubes, wires, cables, and ducts.
  • Route feature, which includes a 3D sketch of the centerline of the route path.