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Electrical software that helps boost productivity

View AutoCAD® Electrical software videos that show how its features facilitate drafting productivity. AutoCAD Electrical engineering software includes all functionality in AutoCAD software, plus electrical engineering features such as symbol libraries, bill of materials (BOM) reporting, and PLC I/O design that make control design faster and more efficient.

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Electrical documentation

  • New

    PDF publishing

    Publish schematics to multipage PDFs. (video: 58 sec.)


  • Automatic report generation

    Generate and update customized reports. (video: 1:16 min.)

  • Customer and supplier collaboration

    Easily share DWG™ drawings with stakeholders. (video: 52 sec.)

  • File and project organization

    Use folders to organize drawings. (video: 2:26 min.)

  • Flexible drag-and-drop file organization

    Reorder files for electrical drafting projects. (video: 43 sec.)

Electrical panel layout

  • New

    Terminal Strip Export/Import

    Create 3D models with terminal data. (video: 54 sec.)


  • Smart electrical panel layout drawings

    Bring components into your panel for layout. (video: 1:25 min.)

  • Terminal design

    Increase accuracy with the Terminal Strip Editor. (video: 1:22 min.)

  • Marking menus for faster edits

    Use marking menus to shorten editing time. (video: 1:06 min.)

Electrical schematic design

  • New

    Usability improvements

    Numerous enhancements support ease of use. (video: 1:33 min.)

  • Auto wire numbering and component tagging

    Reduce errors with automatic numbers and tags.

  • Circuit design and reuse

    Use Circuit Builder for simple electrical design. (video: 1:40 min.)

  • Electrical schematic symbol libraries

    Select from a rich library of electrical symbols. (video: 1:25 min.)

  • Real-time error checking

    Catch problems before the build phase begins. (video: 1:24 min.)

Electrical controls design

  • New

    Catalog Browser previews and inserts parts

    Enhanced preview and direct component insertion. (video: 2:02 min.)

  • New

    Edit parts in Catalog Browser

    Edit parts and assign symbols to the catalog. (video: 57 sec.)

  • New

    Inventor parts integration

    Integrate with 3D electrical parts within Inventor. (video: 1:19 min.)

  • 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 in a spreadsheet. (video: 1:12 min.)

  • Standards-based libraries

    Be compliant with manufacturer content libraries. (video: 1:35 min.)