AutoCAD® Electrical

AutoCAD® Electrical software, part of the Digital Prototyping solution, features all the functionality of familiar AutoCAD software plus a complete set of electrical design CAD features.

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10 years


System requirements for AutoCAD Electrical 2016

CAD software for electrical design

  • Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1 Enterprise, Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Pro, Microsoft Windows 8/8.1, Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
  • For 32-bit AutoCAD Electrical 2016: 2 GB (3 GB recommended), For 64-bit AutoCAD Electrical 2016: 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
  • 1024x768 (1600x1050 or higher recommended) with True Color
  • Windows display adapter capable of 1024x768 with True Color capabilities and DirectX® 9. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended.
  • Installation 12.0 GB
  • Download and installation from DVD
  • Windows Internet Explorer® 9.0 (or later)
  • .NET Framework Version 4.5
  • 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® 6.5 FP1, Citrix® XenDesktop® 5.6.


For 64-bit AutoCAD Electrical 2016

  • Windows 8 Enterprise, Professional, or Standard edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (SP2 and later), or Windows 7 Enterprise, Business, Ultimate, or Home Premium edition
  • Athlon 64 or AMD Opteron® processor with SSE2 technology, Intel® Xeon® processor with Intel EM64T support with SSE2 technology, or Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support with SSE2 technology
  • 8 GB RAM or greater
  • 6 GB free hard disk available, not including installation requirements
  • 1600x1050 or greater True Color video display adapter; 128 MB VRAM or greater; Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater; Direct3D®-capable workstation class graphics card.
  • Internet Explorer 7 or later
  • Microsoft-compliant mouse
  • Download and Installation from DVD


  • Location View tab on Project Manager
  • Automatic report generation
  • Customer and supplier collaboration
  • File and project organization
  • Flexible drag-and-drop file organization
  • Smart electrical panel layout drawings
  • Terminal design
  • Marking menus for faster edits
  • Improved capabilities with wires
  • Auto wire numbering and component tagging
  • Circuit design and reuse
  • Electrical schematic symbol libraries
  • Real-time error checking
  • Usability improvements
  • Interoperability with Autodesk Inventor
  • Real-time coil and contact cross-referencing
  • PLC I/O drawings from spreadsheets
  • Standards-based libraries
  • Catalog Browser previews and inserts parts
  • Edit parts in Catalog Browser
  • Inventor parts integration