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AutoCAD Electrical toolset now included with AutoCAD

AutoCAD 2021 Electrical toolset

Efficiently create, modify, and document electrical controls systems with an industry-specific toolset for electrical design.

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AutoCAD Electrical features

Electrical documentation

  • Automatic report generation

    Generate and update customized reports.

  • Customer and supplier collaboration

    Easily share DWG™ drawings with stakeholders.

  • Easily manage projects

    Use folders to organize drawings and reorder files for electrical drafting projects.

  • PDF publishing

    Publish schematics to multipage PDFs.

Electrical schematic design

  • Wire numbering, component tagging

    Reduce errors with automatic numbers for wires and tags for components.

  • 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.

Electrical controls design

  • Coil and contact cross-referencing

    Keep track of parent/child contacts in real time.

  • PLC I/O drawings from spreadsheets

    Define a project's I/O assignments.

  • Catalog Browser for parts

    Enhanced preview and direct component insertion.

  • Interoperability with Inventor

    Integrated mechatronics solution with Inventor.

View of the cover of “The Benefits of Using the Electrical toolset in AutoCAD” study

Benefits of the Electrical toolset

In this study, the Electrical toolset boosted productivity by 95%,* bringing dramatic time savings to common AutoCAD® electrical design tasks.

*As with all performance tests, results may vary based on machine, operating system, filters, and even source material.

See how people are using AutoCAD Electrical toolset

  • Close-up of hydraulic press control panel

    MARTZ TECHNOLOGIES

    Boosting efficiency with AutoCAD

    Martz Technologies switched from AutoCAD LT to AutoCAD and the Electrical toolset for greater efficiency and additional features.

    Image courtesy of Martz Technologies

  • Close-up of control panel for ice cream filler machine

    MARTINCSI

    Creating innovative solutions

    MartinCSI relies on AutoCAD and the Electrical toolset for industrial manufacturing projects—including an ice cream sandwich filler machine.

    Image courtesy of MartinCSI

  • Video: See how CLE streamlined its conveyor lines manufacturing processes

    CAN LINES ENGINEERING

    Streamlining conveyor systems

    Ever wonder how processed food gets packaged or how beer gets into bottles? Can Lines Engineering makes conveyor lines that get the job done quicker. (video: 3:01 min.)

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