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Electrical Schematic Standard

SOLIDWORKS Electrical accelerates electrical system design with efficient schematic design capabilities that simplify your process. Multiple users can work together to generate complex single-line or multi-line schematics and automate wiring of PLCs and terminal strips. You can easily reuse portions of existing circuits in new designs to speed development and maintain consistency.


Using SOLIDWORKS Powerful 2D schematic design tools, it enables user to quickly develop embedded electrical systems for machines or products, with built-in symbol libraries, manufacturer part data, and 3D component models. Automated management tools streamline design of complex PLC connections.


*Requires a SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional or Premium CAD license



SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2D Schematic design capabilities simplify development of embedded electrical systems for machines and other applications, with single-line and multi-line schematic tools for planning your electrical systems. An integrated library database provides thousands of symbols and more than 500,000 manufactured parts for use in your design, and you can speed up development by copying and reusing common circuit segments within a project or to other projects.


  • Schematic and 3D models are automatically linked bi-directionally in real time
  • Generate single-line or multi-line 2D schematics with ease
  • Automate wire and cable routing to save time
  • Speed up development by copying and reusing common circuit segments within a project
  • Reduce development time by working concurrently within team
  • Automated management tools streamline design of complex PLC connections


Comprehensive Integrated Library

Database of over 500,000 standard electrical parts makes part selection easy and speeds schematic creation.


Dynamic Context-sensitive User Interface

Provides only the commands that make sense based on where you are in the design process so you can focus on design.


Circuit Symbol Creation Wizard

Easily prepare custom 2D schematic symbols.


Customizable Symbol and Macros palettes

Enables user to store the most frequently used symbols and saved circuits.


Integration with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

Manage documents, generate reports, and create PDF and DWG exports (SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional sold separately).


SQL Database Architecture

Enables multiple users to work on projects concurrently.







Powerful Schematic Tool x x   x
Design Rule Checks x x   x
Macros x x   x
Smart Search and Filter x x   x
Generate eDrawings x x   x
Generate DWG, DXF, PDF x x   x
Import Existing DWG and DXF Symbols & Title Block x x   x
Automated Generation of Terminal Strips x x   x
Customizable Libraries x x x x

Automated Generation of Project Documentation

x x x x
Collaboration   x x x
Real-Time Synchronization   x x x
Integrate Schematics into 3D CAD Models     x x
3D Harness Development     x x
Auto Routing Technology     x x
Single-line Schematics x x   x
Multi-Line Schematics x x   x
Mixed Schematic x x   x
2D Cabinet Creation x x   x
Electrical Component and Symbol Library x x   x
Design and Reuse x x   x
Automated Terminal Drawing Creation x x   x
Automated Contact Cross-Referencing x x   x
Advanced Formula Manager x x   x

Electrical Component and Symbol Library Management

x x   x
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Content Portal   x   x
Enhanced SOLIDWORKS PDM Connector   x   x
Report Generation (BOM, Wire List...) x x   x



SOLIDWORKS PCB (Powered by Altium):

  • ECAD-MCAD Project Collaboration Services

·  Streamlined Schematic Editing

  • ECAD-MCAD ECO Process Management

·  Library Management

  • Support for Native SOLIDWORKS® Files Format

·  Real-Time Design Rule Checking

  • PCB Design Engine

·  PCB Connector