AutoCAD Electrical Toolset

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April 28, 2022 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM CST

The 2023 Electrical toolset is included with AutoCAD

Boost productivity by up to 95%* with electrical design features that help you create, modify, and document electrical controls systems. With the Electrical toolset, you can:

  • Access a library of 65,000+ intelligent electrical symbols

  • Automate numbering of wires and generation of component tags

  • Generate and update multiple customized reports automatically


Electrical toolset features

65,000+ electrical symbols

Electrical symbol library screenshot with colorful icons

Choose from an extensive library of easy-to-use, colorful, and customizable electrical symbols to use in your projects. If an existing symbol doesn’t meet your needs, you can convert symbols or create custom components on the fly using the Symbol Builder tool.

Automatic reports

Automatic report generation menu overlay screenshot

Simplify your workflow and save time by automatically generating and updating multiple customized reports.

Automation of wires and component tags

Wire tagging menu overlay screenshot

Save time with enhanced automation, allowing for automatic numbering of wires and generation of component tags.

Support for electrical standards

Library standards in project property window screenshot

In addition to supporting the latest electrical standards, the Electrical toolset continues to provide the JIC and older IEC symbol libraries for legacy support.

Easily manage projects

Detailed view of the Project Manager interface

Use the Project Manager’s time-saving features to boost productivity and simplify your project. Re-tag components, easily make changes to your file, and access simple export options.

Circuit design and reuse

Circuit Selection menu overlay in AutoCAD schematic

Simplify your electrical design with Circuit Builder. Access prepopulated data to build and annotate a sampling of motor control and power feed circuits.

SQL catalog support

Configure Database menu overlay displaying SQL catalog support

Save time with SQL catalog database support. When you generate a Bill of Materials in Autodesk Vault, the data from your AutoCAD Electrical drawings will be automatically added to the report, including the details in the catalog database.

Coil and contact cross-referencing

Real-time coil contact cross-referencing shown with connected lines and shapes

Simplify your projects by keeping track of parent/child contacts in real time while Circuit Builder dynamically builds the circuit, assigning each component a component tag.

PLC I/O drawings from spreadsheets

Spreadsheet to PLC I/O Utility menu overlay screenshot

Speed up your workflow by using a single data file to generate multiple drawings. Define a project’s I/O assignments and generate PLC drawings automatically from a spreadsheet, database, or comma-delimited text file.