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Electrical engineering software that helps boost productivity

AutoCAD® Electrical engineering software automates common design tasks and facilitates drafting productivity. It includes all the functionality of AutoCAD software, plus electrical CAD software features such as symbol libraries, bill of materials (BOM) reporting, and PLC I/O design that make control design faster and more efficient.

Electrical documentation

  • Automatic report generation

    Generate and update customized reports.

  • Customer and supplier collaboration

    Easily share DWG™ drawings with stakeholders.

  • File and project organization

    Use folders to organize drawings.

  • Flexible drag-and-drop file organization

    Reorder files for electrical drafting projects.

  • PDF publishing

    Publish schematics to multipage PDFs.

  • New

    Location View tab on Project Manager

    Flexibility with new Location View tab

  • New

    Location View tab enhancements

    View or export entire project, link parts 

  • New

    AutoCAD 360 Pro

    View, create, edit, and share DWG™ drawings on mobile devices.

    Cloud service

Electrical panel layout

  • Smart electrical panel layout drawings

    Bring components into your panel for layout.

  • Terminal design

    Increase accuracy with the Terminal Strip Editor.

  • Marking menus for faster edits

    Use marking menus to shorten editing time.

  • Terminal Strip Export/Import

    Create 3D models with terminal data.

Electrical schematic design

  • Auto wire numbering and component tagging

    Reduce errors with automatic numbers and tags.

  • Circuit design and reuse

    Use Circuit Builder for simple electrical design.

  • Electrical schematic symbol libraries

    Select from a rich library of electrical symbols.

  • Real-time error checking

    Catch problems before the build phase begins.

  • Usability improvements

    Numerous capabilities support ease of use.

  • New

    Improved capabilities with wires

    Drawing and project property for sort includes wire sequence.

  • New

    Microsoft SQL Server Support for catalog data

    Now supports SQL Server for your catalog data.

Electrical controls design

  • Real-time coil and contact cross-referencing

    Keep track of parent/child contacts.

  • PLC I/O drawings from spreadsheets

    Define a project's I/O assignments.

  • Standards-based libraries

    Comply with manufacturer content libraries.

  • Catalog Browser previews and inserts parts

    Enhanced preview and direct component insertion.

  • Edit parts in Catalog Browser

    Edit parts and assign symbols to the catalog.

  • Inventor parts integration

    Integrate with 3D electrical parts within Inventor.

  • New

    Interoperability with Autodesk Inventor

    Seamless mechatronics solution with Inventor.

  • New

    Combined BOM report with Inventor

    Generate combined BOM reports in linked projects.