Electrical Design

About Electrical Schematic

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic is used to create electrical schematics quickly and accurately with a variety of customizable design tools that simplify the design processes of embedded electrical systems. It can be linked to 3D SOLIDWORKS mechanical environment which enables to automatically route and get the lengths of wires, cables, and harnesses.

Capabilities of Electrical Schematic

  • Electronics design & integration – IOT and Wearable Devices, Industrial Equipment, Robotics, Medical Devices, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Aircraft Interiors, Connect Automation, Appliances, Toys, Consumer Products
  • Electrical system design & integration – Industrial Automation Equipment, Skid Systems, Heavy Equipment, Appliances, Specialty Equipment, Aerospace System
  • Mechatronic System Design – Ridge Flex Cable, Computer Controlled Systems, Computational Systems, Consumer Electronics, Robotic Systems, Medical Device, UAS /UAV
  • Complex Harness Design – Industrial Automation Equipment, Home Office automation Equipment, Heavy Equipment, Appliances, Specialty Vehicles, Aerospace System
  • Electrical Cabinet Design – Control Box, Switch Gear / Energy, Central Office Cabling, Structured Wiring

Features of Electrical Schematic

  • Automated Project Configurations – Multiple project templates with highly customizable configurations speed up the design processes.
  • Electrical Component Manager – A list of every component in the project is available in the Electrical Component Manager add-in through which the required components can be inserted easily.
  • PLC Manager – PLCs, Racks, and Modules can be created and organized with the help of PLC Manager along with creating reusable sets of inputs and outputs.
  • Terminal Strip Editor – Add terminal parts and specify terminal part numbers. Define multi-level terminals and manage bridges or jumpers between terminals.
  • Accurate Lengths of Components – All wires, cables and harnesses are routed with accurate length, thickness, bend radius, and color directly based on the schematic project.

Benefits of Electrical Schematic

  • Any changes made to a property of a component automatically reflects in the related designs and reports without having to manually update in every place required.
  • It can be linked to 3D SOLIDWORKS mechanical environment
  • Less prototyping enables getting the product to the market faster
  • Including the electrical information along with the 3D model enables the detailed planning, visualization, and documentation of the overall product design.

Electrical Schematic Standard

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic Standard is a single-user schematic design tool that helps rapid development of embedded electrical systems for equipment and other products. Libraries of symbols and manufacturer part information provide common re-usable materials optimize design re-use.

Electrical Schematic Professional

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic Professional is a suite of collaborative schematic design tools that drive rapid development of embedded electrical systems. With automated design and management tools, quickly define the electrical interconnect of complex electrical systems and streamline multiple design tasks with ease, from PLC and terminal block to contact cross-reference assignments.

Electrical Schematic 3D

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D enables placing electrical components and use SOLIDWORKS routing technology to automatically interconnect electrical design elements within a 3D model. It also facilitates determining the optimal lengths for wires, cables, and harnesses, while maintaining design and Bill of Materials (BOM) synchronization between electrical and mechanical designs. 2D schematics and 3D models are synchronized so any changes are automatically updated.



  • Single-line Schematic
  • Multi-line Schematic
  • Mixed Schematics
  • Electrical Component Library
  • Marks and Wires Management
  • Electrical Symbol Library
  • 2D Cabinet Creation
  • Advanced Formula Manager
  • Automated Terminal Drawing Creation
  • Automated Contact Cross-Referencing
  • Report Generation
  • Re-use of Designs
  • Hyperlinks
  • SOLIDWORKS PDM Connector
  • PLC Tools
  • Dynamic Connector Tools
  • Platform Collaboration
  • Multi-user Environment
  • Multi-level Terminals Strip Support
  • Customizable Reports & Documentation
  • SOLIDWORKS PDM Connector
  • Electrical Design in 3D CAD
  • 3D Electrical Cabinet Design

Electrical Schematic Standard

Electrical Schematic Professional

Electrical Schematic