“Inclusion” with the SOLIDWORKS Electrical Viewer

We finish Micheal Scott’s page-turning New York Best-Seller “Somehow I Manage” with a topic important to Michael’s heart…..inclusion. Whether it was being a part of an inside joke, keeping up with the office gossip, or leading the “diversity day,” Michael was all about inclusion. Especially when it came to him being in the loop.


A good manager must strike a balance between rolling up their sleeves and diving in or calling the shots and directing the team for the best coordinated outcomes. Michael Scott defaulted to the latter but kept a close eye on progress around the office, most often pulling the strings from a distance.

Somehow I Manage

For those in a similar position in your office, we have a tool to stay in touch without requiring a full-blown SOLIDWORKS Electrical installation! The SOLIDWORKS Electrical Viewer, made available in 2021, contains several helpful features for leaders and other stakeholders needing visibility to project development.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Viewer

Following a successful SOLIDWORKS installation, users will see the Electrical Viewer option in their SOLIDWORKS tools shortcuts. Once opened, you can verify your application settings to connect to the server’s collaborative workspace and give users access to any designs shown in the Project Manager.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical project viewer

With the Electrical Viewer, users can:

  • Browse and review drawings
  • Review reports results
  • Export report results to Excel, XML, or txt file
  • Print or export drawings
  • Message other “Connected Users” to provide feedback

That’s a lot of information and deliverables accessible by leaders, assemblers, purchasers, and designers. And it does all of this without using a license!

Somehow I Manage
Somehow I Manage

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Meet the Author

Evan Stanek

Evan has over 10 years of experience as an Electrical Applications Engineer. Prior to GSC, he worked as an engineer in the broadcasting field designing panel layouts and schematics/installations for transmitter control systems, as well as network and control layouts for radio studios. Evan is a certified SOLIDWORKS Electrical Trainer and Electrical Applications Engineer (CSWE).

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