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CAD Software for Electrical Design

AutoCAD® Electrical software includes all the functionality of familiar AutoCAD software plus a complete set of electrical design CAD features.

Electrical documentation

Automatic report generation

Generate and update customised reports.

Customer and supplier collaboration

Easily share DWG™ drawings with stakeholders.

File and project organisation

Use folders to organise drawings.

Flexible drag-and-drop file organisation

Reorder files for electrical drafting projects.

PDF publishing

Publish schematics to multipage PDFs.

Location View tab on Project Manager

Flexibility with new Location View tab

Location View tab enhancements

View or export entire project, link parts

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

Circuit design and re-use

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 abilities support ease of use.

Improved abilities with wires

Drawing and project property for sort includes wire sequence.

Microsoft SQL Server Support for catalogue data

Now supports SQL Server for your catalogue data.

Electrical controls design

PLC I/O drawings from spreadsheets

Define a project’s I/O assignments.

Standards-based libraries

Comply with manufacturer content libraries.

Catalogue Browser previews and inserts parts

Enhanced preview and direct component insertion.

Edit parts in Catalogue Browser

Edit parts and assign symbols to the catalogue.

Inventor parts integration

Integrate with 3D electrical parts within Inventor.

Interoperability with Autodesk Inventor

Seamless mechatronics solution with Inventor.

Combined BOM report with Inventor

Generate combined BOM reports in linked projects.

AutoCAD Electrical System Requirements

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit only)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit & 64-bit)

Note: AutoCAD Electrical 2018 is not supported on the 32-bit version of Windows 10

CPU Type

32-bit: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) processor
64-bit: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 64-bit (x64) processor


32-bit: 2 GB (3 GB recommended)

64-bit: 4 GG (8 GB recommended)

Display Resolution

Conventional Displays:
1360 x 768 (1920 x 1080 recommended) with True Color

High Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10, 64 bit systems (with capable display card)

Display Card

Windows display adapter capable of 1920 x 1080 with True Color capabilities and DirectX® 9 1. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended.

High Resolution & 4K Displays:
Windows display adapter capable of resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 and manufacturer-recommended for high resolution applications with True Color capabilities and DirectX9 1. DirectX11 compliant card recommended.

1 DirectX 9 recommended by supported OS

Disk Space

Installation 12.0 GB


Windows Internet Explorer 11 or later


Deployment via Deployment Wizard.

The license server and all workstations that will run applications dependent on network licensing must run TCP/IP protocol.

Either Microsoft or Novell TCP/IP protocol stacks are acceptable. Primary login on workstations may be Netware or Windows.

In addition to operating systems supported for the application, the license server will run on the Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2008 R2 Server editions.

Citrix® XenApp™ 7.6, Citrix® XenDesktop™ 7.6.

Pointing Device

MS-Mouse Compliant


WINTAB support

Media (DVD)

Download or installation from DVD

ToolClips Media Player

Adobe Flash Player v22 or up

.NET Framework

.NET Framework Version 4.6

Additional Requirements for Large Datasets, Point Clouds, and 3D Modeling


8 GB RAM or more

Display Card

1920 x 1080 or greater True Color video display adapter; 128 MB VRAM or greater; Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater; Direct3D®-capable workstation class graphics card.

Disk Space

6 GB free hard disk available, not including installation requirements

Additional requirement for Model Documentation and Point Clouds

CPU Type

64-bit (x64) processor

Note: 64-bit Operating Systems are recommended if you are working with Large Datasets, Point Clouds and 3D Modeling and required if you are using the Model Documentation or Point Clouds.

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Next Steps

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