How do I open a PCB file in Solidworks?

How do I start a PCB in Solidworks?

To install SOLIDWORKS PCB Services, start the Installation Manager select ‘Server Products’. Then, select ‘Install SOLIDWORKS PCB Services on this computer.

From the Summary screen you will have the opportunity to change the following:

  1. Installation location.
  2. Database folder.
  3. Revisions file folder.
  4. Port number.

Is solidworks PCB free?

You can download and install SOLIDWORKS® PCB Viewer using the Installation Manager, making it easier to install concurrently with SOLIDWORKS or other SOLIDWORKS products. This free PCB viewer is available without a license.

Is solidworks PCB included in Solidworks?

SOLIDWORKS® PCB (formerly PCBWorks) is a PCB (printed circuit board) design tool that is integrated with the SOLIDWORKS 3D design software. It is installed by SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager as part of the Individual installation.


Developed jointly by SOLIDWORKS and Altium Inc, SOLIDWORKS PCB was designed for those designers and engineers who want the power of Altium Designer’s core capabilities and the added benefits of seamless MCAD-ECAD collaboration.

What is SOLIDWORKS PCB connector?

SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector enables collaboration between Altium Designer and SOLIDWORKS PCB. It is an Altium extension tool that enables seamless sharing of 3D data without requiring import and export of STEP, DWG, or IDF file formats.

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Can SOLIDWORKS read Gerber files?

Unfortunately, SolidWorks (and CircuitWorks) cannot import Gerber files.

How much does solidworks PCB cost?

PRICING: SolidWorks PCB is available as a perpetual license with an annual maintenance fee. The one-time payment is $3995.00. Additionally, an annual recurring payment of $1200.00 has to be made for maintenance and upgrades.

What file format is SOLIDWORKS?

SolidWorks is a CAD software developed by Dassault Systèmes. SolidWorks supported native or neutral formats are IGES, DXF, DWG, STEP, ACIS, STL, Parasolid, PDF, VDA.

What programs can open STEP files?

Programs that open STEP files

  • Autodesk Fusion 360. Dassault Systemes SolidWorks. IMSI TurboCAD Pro. ideaMK STP Viewer. Dassault Systemes CATIA. …
  • Autodesk Fusion 360. IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe. FreeCAD.
  • Linux. Dassault Systemes CATIA. LKSoft IDA-STEP. FreeCAD.
  • Web. eMachineShop Free Online STEP File Viewer. Wikifactory.