I've noticed from the various "What's New" videos & writeups that Electrical 2014 SP1 now includes "passive symbols" like cable screens & wire bumps.
Are any supplied as standard? Or have IT b0rked my installation?
Supplied? Yes. Installed by default? Maybe not. I just opened SWE after updating to SP2 and was offered the opportunity to install the two wire bump symbols. Check the Data Installation topic in the help file to see how this works.
When I look in my Symbol Library I see the following six symbols. The first four were apparently there before I updated to SP2. I have not acted to add any passive symbols so to answer your question; yes, six are supplied by default as of SP2.
Have you tried going to Library -> Symbols Manager
Then click on the Filters tab and under "type" choose "Passive Symbols" - I am on 2014 SP02 and there are 6 symbols in my library based on that filter and the initial install.
Those same passive symbols can be found by going to the Classification tab and then down at the bottom there is "wiring systems."
Turns out IT fibbed when they said they updated me to SP2 - They meant SP1.
I am not sure if SP0 or SP01 have the symbols also. I will try to look into it and let you know what I find.
Finally got SP2, still no symbols.
The only thing under "Wiring Systems" is "Fused disconnector dwitch".
In SolidWorks Electrical 2014 we introduced the notion of Passive symbols to allow for graphic data and symbols to be included in the schematic without having electrical properties. The intent was to allow for custom schematic symbols such as twisted pair, ground shields to be created to meet each customer’s specific requirements. After much discussion with many of SolidWorks Electrical users we determined that there were not many standard industry standard symbols and that most passive symbol were customer specific. We would certainly entertain creating passive symbols that would be of interest to our customers and making them readily available for download through the SolidWorks Electrical portal.
My question was, are any at all supplied by default?
Because I'm not seeing any on my install. I was under the impression that "wire bumps" were supplied by SW.
That was it, thanks.
IT updated the software, not me, it seems they cancelled out of the symbol update and didn't tell me.
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