AutoCAD Electrical Toolset now Inlcuded with AutoCAD

Efficiently create, modify and document electrical controls systems with an industry-specific toolset for electrical design.

Electrical documentation

Automatic report generation

Generate and update customised reports.

Customer and supplier collaboration

Easily share DWG™ drawings with stakeholders.

 

Easily manage projects

Use folders to organise drawings and reorder files for electrical drafting projects.

PDF publishing

Publish schematics to multipage PDFs

 

Electrical schematic design

Wire numbering, component tagging

Detail native Inventor part and assembly models.

 

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.

 

Electrical control design

Coil and contact cross-referencing

Keep track of parent/child contacts in real time.

PLC I/O drawings from spreadsheets

Define a project’s I/O assignments.

 

Catalogue Browser for parts

Enhanced preview and direct component insertion..

Interoperability with Inventor

Integrated mechatronics solution with Inventor.

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 2020 including Specialized Toolsets (Windows)
Operating System
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 with Update KB4019990 (64-bit only)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355 (64-bit only)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit only) (version 1803 or higher)
Processor Basic: 2.5–2.9 GHz processor
Recommended: 3+ GHz processor
Multiple processors: Supported by the application
Memory Basic: 8 GB
Recommended: 16 GB
Display Resolution Conventional Displays:
1920 x 1080 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 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 6.0 GB
Browser Google Chrome™ (for AutoCAD web app)
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® 2016, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 editions.

Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.7 or later*DirectX11 recommended by supported OS

Additional Requirement (Windows Only)

  • AutoCAD Electrical – Disk Space: 12GB

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Additional Information
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AutoCAD Electrical Training

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Benefits of the Electrical toolset

In this study, the Electrical toolset boosted productivity by 95%*, bringing dramatic time savings to common AutoCAD® electrical design tasks.


*As with all performance tests, results may vary based on machine, operating system, filters and even source material.

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