Simplify electrical 2D Schematic and 3D design with tools designed for the engineering discipline

What is SOLIDWORKS Electrical?

SOLIDWORKS® Electrical software helps simplify electrical schematic creation with an intuitive interface for faster design of embedded electrical systems, including power systemsuser controlscomplex wiring, and harnesses.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Solutions

The suite of SOLIDWORKS solutions for electrical/mechanical design and integration help design engineers reduce the risks inherent in innovation and get their products to market faster with less physical prototyping to reduce costs.

With a consistent, powerful, intuitive set of design capabilities, all fully integrated with SOLIDWORKS, designers can establish an integrated design early in the process and avoid costly rework. Take your first look at SOLIDWORKS Electrical below:


Overview Demo

2D and 3D Electrical Design

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Capabilities

Design with purpose-built tools that provide smooth integration, while providing efficient engineering workflow across disciplines in the industry.

 Electronics design & integration
  • Connected Devices
    • Connect Automation
    • IOT Devices
    • Wearable Devices
  • Toys
  • Consumer Products
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Robotics
  • Medical Devices
  • Automotive
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Aircraft Interiors
  • Appliances
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

“We initially evaluated four different electrical design software packages before deciding on SOLIDWORKS Electrical, and we are extremely pleased with our decision. All the other software claims to be the easiest to learn or the most efficient, but we feel SolidWorks Electrical is the most intuitive and requires fewer steps to finish the project."

Peter Graham
Engineering Manager with ProVantage

"With SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D, we’ve reduced BOM generation time from hours to minutes, and the BOM information that we output is more accurate."

Shawn Eckhardt
Controls Engineer, CNC Solutions

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Features

Powerful and intuitive schematic and 3D design tools

Create your schematics

A powerful, easy-to-use single user schematic design tool helps rapid development of embedded electrical systems for equipment and other products.

Built-in and web-enabled libraries of symbols and manufacturer part information provide common reusable materials optimizing design reuse. You can streamline and simplify an array of tedious design tasks, from terminal block to contact cross reference assignments, with our automated design and management tools.

Libraries and Symbols

Designers and engineers can quickly define the electrical interconnect of complex electrical systems with SOLIDWORKS Electrical.

Built-in libraries of symbols, manufacturer part information, and 3D component models provide common materials optimizing design reuse.

Streamline and simplify an array of tedious design tasks, from PLC and terminal block to contact cross-reference assignments, with SOLIDWORKS automated design and management tools.

Integrate 2D with 3D

Integrate electrical design data with the SOLIDWORKS 3D model of a machine or other product — bidirectionally and in real time.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D enables you to place electrical components and use advanced SOLIDWORKS routing technology to automatically interconnect electrical design elements within the 3D model.

Determine optimal lengths for wires, cables, and harnesses, while maintaining design and BOM synchronization between electrical and mechanical designs.

Productive workflow

Reuse circuit design elements (circuit macros), along with non-Electrical content, through easy-to-use import wizards.

Automated terminal drawings: Create terminal drawings automatically based on and synchronized with the real-time schematic design.

Automated contact cross-referencing: Automatically Cross reference of electrical contacts in real time and synchronize them based on availability and type of contacts from manufacturer specific components.

PLC tools: Automate many PLC wiring design tasks, and import PLC data and labels, with the programmable logic controller (PLC) management tools.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Packages

Four electrical design packages to choose from

SOLIDWORKS 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.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic Professional

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic Professional is a suite of collaborative schematic design tools that drive rapid development of embedded electrical systems. Libraries of symbols, manufacturer part information, and 3D component models provide common re-usable materials optimize design re-use.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D

SOLIDWORKS® Electrical 3D enables you to easily integrate your electrical schematic designs into your SOLIDWORKS 3D product model.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D enables you to place electrical components and use SOLIDWORKS routing technology to automatically interconnect electrical design elements within a 3D model. 2D schematics and 3D models are synchronized so any changes are automatically updated.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Professional

SOLIDWORKS® Electrical Professional combines the electrical schematic design capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic Professional with the 3D capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D in one package.

Embedded electrical systems planning requires a unified electrical toolset that provides single- and multi-line schematic tools. Embedded system design also requires all work in 2D and 3D to be synchronized for both mechanical and electrical parts.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Matrix

Compare the different versions of SOLIDWORKS Electrical software

ProductSchematicsMulti-user Collaboration3DPCBHarnessesCabling
SOLIDWORKS Schematic Standard-----
SOLIDWORKS Schematic Professional--
SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D--
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Professional-
Circuitworks® *----
Electrical Routing**----

*Included with SOLIDWORKS Desktop Professional and Premium

** Included with SOLIDWORKS Desktop Premium and Electrical 3D

Single-line Schematics
Multiline Schematics
Mixed Schematics
Hydraulic/Pneumatic Schematics
PLC Ladder Logic Diagrams
2D Cabinet Creation
Electrical Component and Symbol Library
Design Reuse (Macros)
Automated Terminal Drawing Creation
Automated Contact Cross-Referencing
Advanced Formula Manager
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Content Portal
Report Generation
Unlimited Sheet Count (Schematics and Reports)
Unlimited Documents per Project
Perpetual Licensing
Floating Network Licensing
3 and 12 Month Term License Options
Customized Report Generation
Dynamic PLC Symbol Insertion and Drawing Creation
Dynamic Connector Symbols
Cable Harness Management Tools
Real-time Multi-User Collaboration
Custom Library Classifications
Microsoft Excel Automation and Integration
User Rights Management for Design Teams
Full API Environment
Collaborative Electrical-Mechanical Development
Electrical Design in 3D CAD
Wire Length Calculation
Wire Interference Detection
Minimum Bend Radius Calculation
Electrical Harness Design Planning
Embedded Electrical System Design Planning
3D Electrical Cabinet Design
Electromechanical Component Library

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Benefits

Easy to use software which will adapt to your business process

Shorten time-to-market

Coordinating electrical and mechanical functions enables teams to work in parallel to save time. Specific time-saving benefits include combining mechanical and electrical Bills of Materials (BOMs) to streamline production planning, and faster planning of cable/wire/harness paths using the 3D model.

Ensure consistent manufacturing

Including electrical information from the schematic in the 3D model enables detailed planning, visualization, and documentation of the overall product design, helping to ensure consistent assembly from unit to unit.

Boost product innovation

Grow market share and differentiate through groundbreaking product design.

Empower engineering teams with intuitive, powerful electrical design tools that simplify development and the development of new ideas to bring innovative products to market faster.

Collaborative Electrical-Mechanical Development

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D addresses the needs of multi-user and cross disciplinary projects with a synchronized design environment between the electrical and mechanical teams to readily implement schematically-defined electrical systems into a SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD model. Multiple electrical and mechanical engineers can work on the same project simultaneously in real time using SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D’s advanced database technology with its bi-directional, multi-user environment.

Looking for a Cloud Alternative?

3DEXPERIENCE Works provides a Safe, Social, Connected, Informed and Structured alternative to SOLIDWORKS Electrical for team leaders, project managers and other professionals who want to manage data on the cloud and collaborate without constraints.

Safe: Customer controlled access. Transparent cloud backup. Encrypted communication protocols. Data always safe-no overwrite, no loss of data.

Social: Integrated structured and unstructured collaboration tools enabling social innovation. Collaborate on product design or engage with your stakeholders early in product development.

Connected: Every user always connected to a single, common database. Access data anywhere, anytime, on any device. Review and markup models.

Informed: Choose from the widget library, Create and share Dashboards. Get the latest information about your product development. Always have access to your latest data.

Structured: Zero overhead data management - store and manage data across collaborative spaces, share information in communities. Find indexed data faster by using tags, custom search, etc.