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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 2021 System Requirements

System requirements for AutoCAD 2021 (Windows)

Operating System

64-bit OS that follows Autodesk's Product Support Lifecycle policy


Basic: 2.5–2.9 GHz processor
Recommended: 3+ GHz processor
Multiple processors: Supported by the application


Basic: 8 GB
Recommended: 16 GB

Display Resolution

Conventional Displays:
1920 x 1080 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

Basic: 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
Recommended: 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant

Disk Space

7 GB


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 Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, and Windows Server 2012 R2 editions

Pointing Device

MS-Mouse Compliant

.NET Framework

.NET Framework version 4.8 or later

Additional Requirements for large datasets, point clouds, and 3D modeling


8 GB RAM or more

Disk Space

6 GB free hard disk available, not including installation requirements

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.

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 Model Documentation or Point Clouds.

Specialised Toolsets


Additional Requirements

AutoCAD Plant 3D

Disk Space: 10GB

AutoCAD Map 3D

  • Disk Space: 16GB
  • Memory: 16GB
  • Database & FDO Requirements (see below)

AutoCAD Architecture

Disk Space: 12GB

AutoCAD Electrical

  • Disk Space: 12GB
  • Microsoft Access Database Engine 2016 Redistributable (x64)


Disk Space: 12GB

AutoCAD Mechanical

Disk Space: 7GB

AutoCAD Raster Design

Disk Space: 16GB

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Next Steps

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