Autodesk

AutoCAD Electrical


4.5 / 5
18 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Electrical CAD software for electrical engineers to create industry-specific control system documents.


Average Ratings

18 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Pricing Details
    Contact Autodesk for pricing details.
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows

Vendor Details

  • Autodesk
  • www.autodesk.com

About AutoCAD Electrical

CAD tool with industyry specific library for documenting electrical control systems.


AutoCAD Electrical Features

  • CAD Tools
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration
  • Compliance Management
  • Document Generation
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electrical Parts Catalog
  • Functions / Calculations
  • One Line Diagram
  • PLC Tools
  • Reusable Designs
  • Symbol Library

AutoCAD Electrical Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Plus and Minus of AutoCAD

Mar 03, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: We can draw 2D and 3D designs much easier using AutoCAD. Actually there is a layer method and therefore we can draw our design very smart way. And if any body has to continue the same design, then he wont be in a big trouble because all the things are in separate layers. So, as an electrical engineer, AutuCAD electrical is very much useful when they want to design a SLD (Single Line Diagram) and as well as LPS (Lightning Protection System).

Cons: The bad thing of this software is we can't snap some lines easier when we designing 3D drawings. Actually it happens because of the dimensions and we can't find the suitable angle. So, at that time it's like not user friendly but most of the time it is a good software. Because of this not snapping well we can't group, join or patch the lines together.

Overall: AutoCAD Electrical is very much supportive software to all the people who are engage with in electrical field. When they are designing Single Line Diagrams and Lightning Protection Systems this is the best one.

Ideal for CAD Users, especially Electrical Engineers

Jul 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: This variant of AutoCAD is designed for especially Electrical Engineers. It makes my project easy with customized material library for Electrical systems. I use lisp programs in AutoCAD and AutoCAD Electrical supports lisp. I recommend AutoCAD Electrical if you are project Electrical Engineer. Do not hesitate of its specifications difference. It is worth.

Cons: It wants more powerfull hardware. CPU and GPU

Overall: It makes my project easy with customized material library for Electrical systems.

AutoCAD Electrical review

Apr 13, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
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Pros: This software allows to draw 2D and 3D drawings in much easier way. It has most powerful drawing tools which makes your work more easier. Their customer service has been also very helpful to me.

Cons: For a new user here, it can be a bit difficult here to understand what's going on. But at the same time it has online support feature which helps you in any way.

Overall: This software is the best choice for anyone who is looking to make a electrical circuit and drawing other electrical items.

The best way to create electronic schematics

Feb 20, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Coming from a similar but less feature rich software, it was amazing to see the depth of features that came built in here. The mouseover tutorials were also very nice.

Cons: People who are not already comfortable with electronics could find this software overwhelming at first.

Overall: I use this software to teach students in a digital electronics class. AutoCAD Electrical is extremely intuitive to students.

Save your time with this AutoCAD software

Apr 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Every day i am using this software for taking off quantity for the estimation and its user friendly. All the required electrical detail design along with schematic diagram done through this software

Cons: Its required well configured PC for smooth running. Hope this will solve in near future.

As a user

May 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Being a an electrical engineer, I have to deal with electrical drawing on daily basis and for this purpose I always use this tool. In this tool 2D and 3D drawing are very easy as compared to other tools.It has powerful component library.

Cons: To run this tool smoothly you need a well configure system. Difficult to understand for new comers.

Electrical drawings

May 19, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Can create complex complete drawings in the industty

Cons: Learning curve,takes alot of time to setup

Overall: Drawings

Autocad Electrical

May 28, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Integration of circuit symbols and ability to quickly create single line diagrams

Cons: The interface features are much like Autocad 2d with no extra

Overall: It afforded me the ease of one line diagram creation. It is very easy to use, same as Autocad 2D

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A must have in engineering projects

Mar 06, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: I have used this software almost all my professional career. I have worked in engineering companies that use this software for all the electrical designs in the projects. It brings you all the tools and flexibility to create and view the drawings that you need.

Cons: This is not a software easy to use, you need an engineering background and agility with the PC and AutoCAD commands.

Best Electrical software

Oct 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: AutoCAD Electric is the industry-standard for designing electrical systems, large or small. Whether wiring a house or a large apartment complex, this is the software you need to get the job done right. Almost nothing you can't do with this software.

Cons: There is so much that this software can do that it is difficult to find and master it all. But over time, you will learn how to use it.

Powerful Schematic Software

Nov 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Components library is powerful with the ability to have a primary and secondary library. The ability to flag items as a favorite makes finding again later quick.

Cons: Can be a bit to set up for multiple users

if not familiar with the process. Takes a few steps to set supported search paths and customizing .wdp file.

AutoCAD Electrical

Dec 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: Controls circuits and electrical systems easily

Cons: The software is no longer available on CD only signature

Overall: Easy to create systems and electrical circuits

Experience Sharing

Jan 09, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: When I was in my undergrad Electrical Engineering, I used this tool for most of my circuit and layout designing, and it was really helpful, we can get real touch of things.

Cons: I think, this software should be more user friendly, like begineers face difficulty while using this.

Overall: Nowadays, I am working on some research projects, and I am using this tool as designing for my objective circuits.

Really handy for electricians and engineers

Feb 08, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Is an advantage for electrical engineers because you dont get some functions that you would never use in the full version of AutoCAD.

Cons: As all the AutoCAD versions, is hard to make the text size and scales.

Overall: I have used this version of AutoCAD specially for drawing electrical diagrams, and got good results.

good

Dec 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: it is good to use.

easy to use.

very useful

Cons: no bad

no hard to use

it is very useful

Overall: good

AutoCAD electrical review

May 02, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The lot of components for make your drawings and is so easy to make electrical panels

Cons: The lack of information for the software

Overall: Is a good software besides the lack of information

Overflowing with features

Apr 29, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: There is little to nothing which can't be done with AutoCAD Electrical

Cons: So many features, is difficult to find specific things at times

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Great for Electrical Engineers

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to draw electrical related drawing such as wire diagram, conduit diagram. Best for 3D drawings.

Cons: Need basic knowledge of the AutoCad to use this software

Overall: Best software

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Planning a House Using Autocad

Dec 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Beneficial for easy reference when planning to build your own house.

Cons: Would be a time consuming since you need to allot a lot of time to finish building your dream house.