An introductory video course for learning SOLIDWORKS CircuitWorks.

This is a course to teach the basic fundamentals of using the CircuitWorks add-in included with SOLIDWORKS Professional. This allows ECAD systems and SOLIDWORKS to communicate through this translator. PADs, IDF, & IDX files can be converted to 3D models to allow mechanical engineers to incorporate PCB boards and components into their SOLIDWORKS designs.


Main Topics to be covered:

• Opening ECAD files
• Manipulating the Preview
• Creating Components
• Converting to 3D Models
• Managing the Component Library
• Exporting 3D Models to ECAD
• Editing Board Models
• Pads, Traces and other items
• Importing a Library
• Importing ECAD Annotations
• A Full Section on Options
• SOLIDWORKS PDM & CircuitWorks - pdf

Your Instructor

Tyler Braginton
Tyler Braginton

As a former Applications Engineer, Tyler has years of experience teaching and demonstrating the powerful CAD and CAM offerings at Hawk Ridge Systems. He has covered everything from basic level courses to advanced topics. He is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert, with expertise in SOLIDWORKS, CircuitWorks, SW Electrical, SW Inspection, CAMWorks and more. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno and a diverse background, Tyler has a robust set of skills. He enjoys bringing the power of SOLIDWORKS to our customers and helping them bring their projects to life.

Tyler is currently the Applications Manager for our California and Nevada engineering team, located out of our Reno, NV office. While not teaching as many class now, you can still find him lending assistance to the other Hawk Ridge Systems instructors. When he’s not using SOLIDWORKS, you will find him enjoying the mountains and snowboarding in nearby Lake Tahoe or off-roading in the desert of Northern Nevada.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
It is a completely self-paced online video course - As soon as you purchase the course you have immediate access and the course access expires 1 year from the purchase date.
Do I need SOLIDWORKS Professional & CircuitWorks software to take this course?
The video lessons are meant to be repeated and practiced. SOLIDWORKS Professional software and the CircuitWorks Add-in are required to practice the content in the course.
What does this course include?
This course includes access to the online self paced video series course and the file sets to use with SOLIDWORKS Professional and the CircuitWorks Add-in to follow along. We recommend you watch the video first as if it were a lecture. Repeat the steps of the videos using the file sets and SOLIDWORKS Professional software and CircuitWorks Add-in and pause the videos as needed.

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