Are You Still Manually Entering Data to Your Electrical Designs?

How often do you find yourself manually entering in peripheral information, such as cable references, symbol marks, wire numbers, or even manufacturer part information? Personally, there have been times where I have spent hours – if not days – entering in all of the necessary information into my project.

Adding information on manufacturer parts can be a painstaking task because there can potentially be a lot of data associated to each part, such as part number, description, vendor, voltage, current, frequency, and even detailed circuit or pin out information.

Well, the days of manually typing information in – field by field is going away. SOLIDWORKS Electrical is providing a better way – a faster way – a smarter way to accomplish this time-consuming task.


SOLIDWORKS Electrical provides an online portal on which you can search and download an exorbitant amount of information. And when I say exorbitant, I mean over 13 million parts, symbols and footprints for you to choose from.

The Electrical Content Portal is a simple, user-in-mind website that allows you to gather project information more efficiently.


With over 500 manufacturers who have their parts listed within the site, the Electrical Content Portal allows you to quickly find the parts you are looking for, download them, and add them directly into your SOLIDWORKS Electrical database. Still can’t find what you are looking for? No problem. You can simply ask for content you desire directly through the website.

Still want more? The Electrical Content Portal also provides a way for users – such as yourselves – to collaborate and share what YOU have created and allow other user to download symbol designs, 2D footprints, or those older manually entered parts.



Without a doubt, the Electrical Content Portal is a valuable piece of the puzzle that helps you save time, reduce errors, and simplify your operations so that you and your team can become even more productive.

JP Emanuele

JP Emanuele

JP is a Territory Technical Manager, SOLIDWORKS Electrical, North America.