AutoCAD Electrical

Electrical CAD is computer-aided design software used for electrical design, such as electrical schematics. Advanced packages will not only manage electrical schematics, but also integrate functionalities such as cabinet and panel lay-outs and terminal management, revision control, or provide bills of material.


A schematic, or schematic diagram, is a representation of the elements of a system using abstract, graphic symbols rather than realistic pictures. A schematic usually omits all details that are not relevant to the information the schematic is intended to convey, and may add unrealistic elements that aid comprehension. For example, a subway map intended for riders may represent a subway station with a dot; the dot doesn’t resemble the actual station at all but gives the viewer information without unnecessary visual clutter. A schematic diagram of a chemical process uses symbols to represent the vessels, piping, valves, pumps, and other equipment of the system, emphasizing their interconnection paths and suppressing physical details. In an electronic circuit diagram, the layout of the symbols may not resemble the layout in the physical circuit.


A panel layout is a layout that can be used by the Panels module. You can add content to defined content areas within a panel. The Panels module comes with several layouts, but you can also create your own for your own module or theme. Here we will create a layout for a theme. .

AutoCAD® Electrical engineering software automates common design tasks and facilitates drafting productivity. It includes all the functionality of AutoCAD software, plus electrical CAD software features such as symbol libraries, bill of materials (BOM) reporting, and PLC I/O design that make control design faster and more efficient.