Learn how SOLIDWORKS can cut down your Piping and Routing work, this is a premium add-in which can be used to automate the task of routing pipes, tubes, electrical cables, or ducts between components. Hence it can save several hours of modelling time in comparison to the traditional approach. The routing library is rich in configured parts that can be easily dragged and dropped on to the model to be used in your design. Moreover, you can also download these parts from the 3D ContentCentral which is a free library provided by Dassault Systèmes that contains thousands of high-quality 3D CAD models from hundreds of suppliers. Files can be downloaded in several file formats including SolidWorks (.sldprt & .sldasm) and neutral file formats such as .step or .igs.
Learn how SOLIDWORKS can cut down your Piping and Routing by Downloading parts in SOLIDWORKS file formats make things easier as it stores configured data and includes all the routing data which you can easily add into your routing library. But in some cases you may receive these part files from cross-platform users in terms of neutral file format like .step, .igs or Parasolid.
This video will show you how to use the Routing Library Manager to convert these imported file types into routing parts and add them to your routing library.
Video by Bibek Bhurtel, Application Engineer