• Why are via stitching and pad teardrops not available in SolidWorks PCB?

    We use via stitching and pad teardrops in many of our previous Altium designs. Why are these features not available in SolidWorks PCB? 
    Glenn Wontorcik
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  • PCB Assembly with Designators

    Hi Community,   I pulled my PCB board assembly from the server but I missed the designators of the components. Does SW PCB support to have the desingator information in assembly file?   Also is it po...
    Bruce Sun
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  • Routing on Internal Polygon pours?

    Is there a special way to route internal planes? First multi-layer board that have internal polygon pours, and just trying to run the battery traces on the power polygon pour but all i get is a complete short. Th...
    Lee Havens
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  • SVN Issues!

    Hi All!   After a big Windows update I can no longer create a Project in PCB Services. Error is shown in the attached Picture. If I recall it has something to with the rights to write in certain folders. I can'...
    Markus Olsson
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  • SW PCB 2019  error message : "Failed to retrieve User. Error retrieve data from database"

    I just installed PCB 2019 and whenever I try to sign in I get an error message stating "Failed to retrieve User. Error retrieve data from database". This is occurring from both inside PCB itself and if I try to access...
    Rashid Rashid
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  • DRC: 'Net has no driving source' because of resistor in between

    Hi all,   How could I avoid these "false" warnings for cases where between an Output pin and and Input pin is some passive component, like a fuse or a resistor? I know there are some solutions like "specific NO ...
    Roger Rollins
    created by Roger Rollins
  • How to create a footprint from STEP file object

    I have to add a footprint to a PCB lib from which I only have a .step drawing (only the bottom layer visible now). I know it's not possible to import this type of file  directly into PCB. But if I could just plac...
    Roger Rollins
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  • Changing default font - how to set it

    Hi all,   In our company we use Verdana font for all documents. In SW PCB, Times New Roman is the default font. I already created an own company template SchDot with all set to Verdana. I set "System Font" in ea...
    Roger Rollins
    created by Roger Rollins
  • Windows dialog box fonts too small to read.

    Has anyone seen an issue with most all dialog box fonts whereby the fonts are too small to read? I am using a Microsoft Surface Book 2 which uses a default screen resolution of 3240 x 2160.  See attached.   bp
    Bruno Pupo
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  • How to exclude parts from Pick&Place list

    We have some parts on a PCB that should always be part of the BOM, part of the ERC, but must not be exported into the Pick and Place file. Because depending on the variant of the product, they are manually mounted or ...
    Roger Rollins
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  • Using Snippets in Solidworks PCB

    Does anyone know how to create a schematic and layout snippet in Solidworks PCB that can be reused for future designs?  I would like to have a standard schematic and layout for regulator circuit that can be reuse...
    Bruce Hicks
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  • Network Port setup for PCB Services

    Hi,   Which ports beside 9780 need to be open in the network for the Communication to work without hickups for PCB Services?
    Markus Olsson
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  • Altium - Solidworks PCB Connector

    Altium has released AD19.  It appears to no longer support locally hosted Vaults.    This is a problem for the PCB Connector, which uses Vaults to transfer information back and forth.   Does thi...
    Douglas George
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  • Word Add-ins Solidworks PDM Integration not loaded.

    Installed Solidworks 2019 SPD PDM Client and the Word add-in has issues: Message from "Com Add-ins" property sheet: "Load behavior: Not Loaded.  A runtime error occurred during the loading of the COM A...
    paul stewart
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  • Is there a way to make nets flat instead of rounded on the ends?

    Hi, I was wondering if it's possible to make the ends of nets flat instead of rounded. I have hundreds of LEDs that I need to route with 100mil nets and when I connect it to the LEDs the rounded end overlaps other pa...
  • Changes in STEP file generation in SP2018.4

    Hi,   installing PCB SP2018.4 changes the STEP file generation. Colours in the model are different - board is grey, components has different colour as well. In SP2018.3 works all fine.   Is there any chan...
    Vladimir Hubik
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  • Very High CPU Usage

    Hello,   When using Solidworks PCB I have noticed very large spikes in its CPU usage. Sometimes up to 50%. The process is named WMI Provider Host, which I traced back to Solidworks PCB. I've tried installin...
    Electrical Engineer
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  • solidworks 2019 fige

    Bonjour, J'ai installé récemment Solidworks 2019 avec les différents SP du moment, avec la mise à jour des pilotes graphiques comme conseillé. Ce sur un poste en Windows 10 1809. Il...
    Stephane Pohu
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  • SW PCB integration to the PDM

    It has been a while I asked here for the integration of SW PCB in to the PDM. Our company running SW products and PDM integration of all softwares would be great. I dont see the plans in SPs for early 2019. When we c...
    Vladimir Hubik
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  • edit library in excel

    How can I create a lot of similar components in a spreadsheet and import them into an integrated library file?   For example, in Pads, I can create a hundred 1/4W through-hole resistors in a spreadsheet by copyi...
    Robin Vice
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