SOLIDWORKS Routing Capabilities: Piping, Tubing and Electrical

By Tommy Ray on

Ever wonder what SOLIDWORKS Routing can do for you? Routing is broken into three main categories: piping, tubing and electrical. In this Video Tech Tip, we will show you an overview of the routing capabilities, including activating the add-in, setting up display states, accessing components in the Design Library, adding dimensions and more. 


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Upon activating the routing add-in, access the component pane to get started. Click System Options > Routing to find where settings are located.  Once here, click the Routing Library Manager to select the type of pipes, tubing, etc. that you want to use in your design. Remember, you can also build custom components to include in your library.

With SOLIDWORKS Routing, it’s easy to drag and drop configurations in your model and create 3D sketches automatically. Once in the route, you can auto route between two points. To do this, right click on a point, select Auto Route > and click the two points at the end of your configurations.

After completing a route, it is still available to edit and add or subtract components as the route sketch is still active.

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