One AutoCADBig News for AutoCAD 2019

As of March 22, 2018, AutoCAD Electrical is now included with AutoCAD subscription.

By subscribing to new release AutoCAD, customers will now have access to the capabilities of multiple AutoCAD vertical toolsets, including Electrical, Architecture, Mechanical, Map 3D, MEP, Raster Design and Plant 3D. The new AutoCAD will be referred to as “AutoCAD including specialised toolsets”.

 

Features

Automate common design tasks and facilitate drafting productivity with AutoCAD® Electricaldesign software’s new features that help:

  • Electromechanical workflows between AutoCAD® Electrical and Autodesk Inventor provide a better integration of the electrical design with the mechanical assembly, allowing real time associativity, management and cross-product updates.
  • Increase efficiency and quickly build standards-based electrical control designs using frequently used devices. New electrical schematic symbol library includes support for electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic standards.
  • Reduce time spent tracking changes and checking for errors with automatic wire numbering and component tagging capabilities, which automatically assign unique wire numbers and component tags to electrical schematic drawings based on the chosen configuration.
  • Avoid costly errors with automatic monitors and alerts that flag missing or incorrect wire numbers as you work. Improve design efficiency by catching and removing errors during the design process.
  • Create, save and reuse commonly used circuits to improve productivity. Use Circuit Builder to create electrical schematic designs based on wire material type, ambient temperature and maximum voltage.
  • Electromechanical workflows between AutoCAD® Electrical and Autodesk Inventor provide a better integration of the electrical design with the mechanical assembly, allowing real time associativity, management and cross-product updates.
  • Increase efficiency and quickly build standards-based electrical control designs using frequently used devices. New electrical schematic symbol library includes support for electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic standards.
  • Reduce time spent tracking changes and checking for errors with automatic wire numbering and component tagging capabilities, which automatically assign unique wire numbers and component tags to electrical schematic drawings based on the chosen configuration.
  • Avoid costly errors with automatic monitors and alerts that flag missing or incorrect wire numbers as you work. Improve design efficiency by catching and removing errors during the design process.
  • Create, save and reuse commonly used circuits to improve productivity. Use Circuit Builder to create electrical schematic designs based on wire material type, ambient temperature and maximum voltage.
System requirements for AutoCAD Electrical 2018
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(See section above for supported operating systems)
Memory 32-bit: 2 GB (3 GB recommended)
64-bit: 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
Display Resolution Conventional Displays:
1360 x 768 (1920 x 1080 recommended) with True ColorHigh 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
Browser Windows Internet Explorer® 11 or later
Network

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
Digitizer 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

Autodesk Licensing Explained

Autodesk licenses are designed to make using our products easier, no matter what project you’re working on. Whether you’re in school, a small design team or a multi-national corporation; choosing the right license is an important step in getting the most out of our products. Take advantage of our free trial licenses, so you can see first-hand how our products can help you imagine, design and create a better world.Learn more about all Autodesk licensing options below or if you need help with a license you’ve already purchased, contact us at +64 9 302 4028.

 

Autodesk Licensing Options

  • Single User: For individuals or small to medium businesses requiring a specific number of users
  • Multi User: For medium to large organizations requiring many users
  • Students & educators: Prepare the next generation of architects, engineers and digital artists

 

Additional Information
Autodesk subscription | Maintenance plan | Switching Autodesk subscription

AutoCAD Electrical Training

Click here for more Training information.

Overview video

This video demonstrates electrical schematic and controls design features and capabilities in AutoCAD Electrical, including comprehensive symbols libraries and tools.

Inventor interoperability

Seamless mechatronics solution combined with Inventor.

Connect 2D electrical engineering to Inventor

Get more out of AutoCAD Electrical when you get it as part of the Product Design Collection, including Inventor Professional and other product design tools at an attractive price.

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When you subscribe to AutoCAD you get access to AutoCAD vertical products and libraries – now referred to as specialised toolsets – plus web and mobile apps, new features and more.