AutoCAD Electrical

AutoCAD Electrical

Part of the Autodesk Digital Prototyping solution, AutoCAD Electrical is AutoCAD software for control designers, purpose-built to create and modify electrical control systems

AutoCAD Electrical software contains all the functionality of AutoCAD, plus a comprehensive set of tools for automating control engineering tasks, such as building circuits, numbering wires, and creating bills of material. It includes real-time error checking, and enables electrical and mechanical teams to collaborate on digital prototypes built with Autodesk Inventor software. It offers control engineers a competitive edge by helping save hours of effort, so they can spend more time innovating.

AutoCAD Electrical software adds electrical design features to help you to create, modify and document electrical controls systems.

  • Create panel layouts, schematic diagrams and other electrical drawings using specialized tools.
  • Use consistent project standards with drawings organized in a project-based structure.
  • Includes a library of 65,000+ intelligent electrical symbols to support AS, GB, IEC, IEC-60617, JIC, JIS, NFPA and IEEE standards.


What is electrical design?
Electrical design is the process of planning and creating electrical equipment, such as electrical components, schematics, lighting equipment, power systems and telecommunications infrastructure.

What are electrical schematics?
An electrical schematic is a type of electrical design that provides a graphical depiction of an electrical circuit. Its primary purpose is to show how the components of a circuit are laid out and interconnected, rather than to show a realistic, scaled representation of a finished engineering or architectural project. Electrical schematics may also be referred to as circuit diagrams.

How is CAD software used in electrical design?
Electrical design software and tools address the specific workflows for electrical control systems designers. CAD software is an essential tool for creating electrical drawings, electrical schematics, wiring diagrams and many other forms of electrical design.

What are the benefits of using AutoCAD Electrical over using standard AutoCAD?
AutoCAD Electrical has a comprehensive set of symbol libraries to electrical standards, real-time project error-checking tools, and electrical-specific drafting features including smart panel layouts for panel design. AutoCAD Electrical’s automation tools can dramatically help increase productivity, standardization and consistency during the design process. Some of the automation tools include automated wire numbering, automatic reports, title block updates, various import and export utilities, circuit builder and more.

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