Schematics Design

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Professional

Simplify embedded electrical systems development

Gain 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. Speed up development by copying and reusing common circuit segments within a project or to other projects.

Teams can work concurrently, and automated management tools streamline design of complex PLC connections. You can easily generate drawings, wire lists, “From-To” lists, and other documentation. Use your SOLIDWORKS Electrical schematics in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D, with bi-directional linking that captures design changes in both the schematic and the 3D model in real time.


  • Dynamic context-sensitive user interface: provides only the commands that make sense based on where you are in the design process.
  • SQL database architecture lets multiple users work on projects concurrently
  • Copy-and-paste circuits enable reuse of designs across projects.
  • Direct import of existing DWG™ and DXF™ symbols with existing attributes and connections.
  • Customizable symbol and macros palettes for the most frequently used symbols and saved circuits.
  • Fully automated generation of PLC schematic, terminal strip drawing, and support documents.
  • Generate DWG, DXF, and PDF documents for projects, with extensive archive capabilities.
  • Integration with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional to manage documents, generate reports, and create PDF and DWG exports (SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional sold separately).


  • Collaborative Electrical-Mechanical Development

    Multiple electrical and mechanical engineers can work on the same project simultaneously.

  • Electrical Component and Symbol Library

    Extensive library of industry-standard schematic symbols and a database of manufacturer parts.

  • Electrical Harness Design Planning

    Auto-route a schematically defined electrical harness in the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD model, simplifying harness development while eliminating errors.

  • Mechatronic Design

    Readily implement schematically-defined electrical systems into the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD model.

  • Multi-line Schematic

    Traditional schematic creation tool with simplified user interface simplifies repetitive tasks.

  • Schematic Annotation and Documentation

    Easy-to-use annotation, documentation, and reporting solution that incorporates the power of DraftSight®, seamlessly integrated into the SOLIDWORKS Electrical.

Shred Tech - SOLIDWORKS Electrical Case Study

Upon implementing SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics, Shred-Tech immediately realized productivity gains in both schematics layout and electrical system BOM generation, cutting the time required to produce the latter from a full week to just a few hours.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Training

Learn how to create electrical designs and optimize your drawings and designs for manufacturability

Training Course

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic

Training Course

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D