Looking at wiring diagrams or schematics can be intimidating sometimes, there is a lot going on in just a 2D drawing. Think of schematics as treasure maps, it’s basically telling us where to find things, and let’s face it, treasure maps are fun therefore schematics are too! I’m going to show you how easy it is to create your own schematic using SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics. For now, we will only cover the basics of drawing some wires and adding symbols but, I guarantee you will want to learn more after you see how easy this is! Let’s start out on a blank sheet.
I want to add a series of 5 wires but I’m lazy and don’t want to draw 5 individual lines. Lucky for me, Schematics has the ability to draw multiple wires at the same time.
Now that we have our wires drawn we should drop a few symbols in here, we will do exactly that, just drop the symbol on top of the wires. This action will automatically trim the previously drawn wires to the symbol connection points. The image below shows me holding the symbol over the wires to place it. Once I click, the wires will trim around the symbol.
I can also do the same for inline components like relays.
As you can see, it is really easy to create schematics by drawing some wires and simply dropping symbols where you want them, shocking isn’t it? There is so much more we can do with this program; click here to check out how we can take this schematic and turn it into a 3D model!