Joe Wilcoxson

What are your thoughts on Solidworks Electrical?

Discussion created by Joe Wilcoxson on Jul 5, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 17, 2015 by James Harvey

Very soon here, I have a chance to meet with the folks in charge of Solidworks Electrical (again) to discuss everything from correction of glaring bugs to UI improvements to new features.


While I do enjoy using SWE (when it is cooperating), there are certiainly days where I spend more time fighting the software than actually using it. It's very dissappointing, because it could be such a great tool without these issues. I do spend a lot of time reporting problems with screen captures, video captures and sending in pieces and parts of my project and libraries. I do this because I want the software to be good, and I want it to succeed.


I have my own list of topics to address with them, but I want to hear from the community.


  1. What bugs have you noticed? Please note severity, and any workarounds you know of.
  2. What functions could be improved? What doesn't work well?
  3. What functions are just missing? Please note if it would be a "wish" or a "need".


I do believe that we, as a community, have an obligation to push the developers to make the software what we want, not what they think we want (not that it would be their fault, how would they know what we want if we dont say anything?).


EDIT: I have created a Google Form as well to track responses:


If you have time, please fill that out as well. Thanks!