AutoCAD Electrical takes an already familiar program, AutoCAD, and builds electrical specific design tools and automation into it. This results in an easier transition to a new design tool. As part of the solution towards creating your Digital Prototype, AutoCAD Electrical is built to help you design and document electrical control systems using both schematic and physical designs. Being built upon AutoCAD, AutoCAD Electrical should be the staple design software for electrical controls designers. It includes all of AutoCAD’s functionality as well as comprehensive symbol libraries, for easier schematic creation, automated tools for wire numbering, grid referencing and more.
These automated tools in AutoCAD Electrical allow the electrical controls designer to spend more time designing rather than spending hours of effort renumbering wires and managing cross references. AutoCAD Electrical contains tools to automate the following tasks:
- Creation of a Bill of Materials (BOM)
- PLC I/O design that makes controls design fast and efficient
- Ladder referencing tools
- Automatic and customisable wire numbering
- Tools for linking schematic designs to physical layouts
AutoCAD Electrical takes your Inventor designs further. Export your AutoCAD Electrical schematics to include them in your 3D design within Inventor’s Routed Systems.