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Electrical 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 engineering software 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

  • PDF publishing New

    Enhance documentation with hyperlinked multipage PDF files of your schematic diagrams.

  • Automatic report generation

    Generating reports is simple and customizable. Run multiple reports with a single command.

  • Customer and supplier collaboration

    Easily exchange data with customers or suppliers in native DWG™ file format.

  • File and project organization

    Create folders and subfolders within an electrical drafting project, and easily move DWG files into those folders.

  • Flexible drag-and-drop file organization

    Easily drag and drop files within an electrical drafting project.

    Electrical panel layout

  • Terminal Strip Export/Import New

    Export terminal data to an XML file that can be imported into Wago ProServe or Phoenix Contact.

  • Smart electrical panel layout drawings

    Extract a list of schematic components for placement into electrical panel layout drawings.

  • Terminal design

    Manage and edit terminals and jumpers to help save time and help increase the accuracy of electrical control designs.

  • Marking menus for faster edits

    Replace the typical right-click context menu with marking menus for commands.

    Electrical schematic design

  • Usability improvements New

    Use enhanced themes, table styles, and intelligent Cut, Copy, and Paste commands, as well as Find links. 

  • Auto wire numbering and component tagging

    Assign sequential or reference-based numbers on all wires and components automatically.

  • Circuit design and reuse

    Dynamically generate rules-based electrical control circuits based on components, wiring, ratings, and catalog data.

  • Electrical schematic symbol libraries

    AutoCAD Electrical software comes with several hundred thousand standards-based electrical schematic symbols.

  • Real-time error checking

    Catch and remove costly errors before the build phase begins.

    Electrical controls design

  • Catalog Browser previews and inserts parts New

    Insert components into your schematic with the catalog information assigned.

  • Edit parts in Catalog Browser New

    Easily add or edit catalog items and assign symbols and 3D parts to the catalog database.

  • Inventor parts integration New

    Add the Electrical Catalog Browser to Inventor 3D CAD software 2015 during installation to access 3D electrical parts.

  • Real-time coil and contact cross-referencing

    Reduce the risk of too many contacts assigned to a relay, and minimize time spent manually tracking assignments.

  • PLC I/O drawings from spreadsheets

    Define a project’s I/O assignments in a spreadsheet program to create a comprehensive set of PLC I/O drawings.

  • Standards-based libraries

    Use component libraries from the industry’s most popular vendors to create standards-based electrical designs that comply with industry requirements.