Electrical Product Matrix

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical software is available in four different packages: Schematic Standard, Schematic Professional, Electrical 3D and Electrical Professional. Learn more about the features included in each version below.

Categories and Features

Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Collaborative Electrical-Mechanical Development

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.

Electrical Professional
Collaborative Electrical-Mechanical Development is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Collaborative Electrical-Mechanical Development is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Collaborative Electrical-Mechanical Development is not included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Collaborative Electrical-Mechanical Development is included in Electrical 3D
Real-time Synchronization

Synchronize all project design data in real time and bi-directionally in a multi-user collaborative environment. This synchronization unifies key information (such as Bill of Material and design data) between design disciplines and users.

Electrical Professional
Real-time Synchronization is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Real-time Synchronization is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Real-time Synchronization is not included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Real-time Synchronization is included in Electrical 3D
Real-time Multiuser

Collaborate in a multi-user collaborative environment between 2D schematics and the 3D model.

Electrical Professional
Real-time Multiuser is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Real-time Multiuser is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Real-time Multiuser is not included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Real-time Multiuser is included in Electrical 3D
Electrical Design in 3D CAD

Place or remove electrical components in the 3D CAD model. Easily create the electrical interconnect of the electrical 3D elements with auto-routing that allows for the planning and documentation of route paths and associated data (such as length of wires, cables, and harnesses within the system).

Electrical Professional
Electrical Design in 3D CAD is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Design in 3D CAD is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical Design in 3D CAD is not included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Electrical Design in 3D CAD is included in Electrical 3D
Auto-Routing

Simplify the auto-routing process for wire, cables, and harness in the 3D CAD model.

Electrical Professional
Auto-Routing is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Auto-Routing is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Auto-Routing is not included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Auto-Routing is included in Electrical 3D
Electrical Harness Design Planning

Use the virtual “design-in-place” development environment to provide auto-routing of a schematically-defined electrical harness. Produce detailed assembly drawings using the built-in drawing tools to create ballooned assemblies, pin board or cut list drawings, as well as associated BOM documentation.

Electrical Professional
Electrical Harness Design Planning is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Harness Design Planning is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical Harness Design Planning is not included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Electrical Harness Design Planning is included in Electrical 3D
Embedded Electrical System Design Planning

Schematically-define embedded electrical systems in a SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD model with an intuitive graphical user interface and the intelligence of traditional multi-line tools.

Electrical Professional
Embedded Electrical System Design Planning is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Embedded Electrical System Design Planning is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Embedded Electrical System Design Planning is not included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Embedded Electrical System Design Planning is included in Electrical 3D
3D Electrical Cabinet Design

Utilize existing CAD designs as well as SOLIDWORKS automation tools to create comprehensive electrical 3D cabinet designs and documentation. This cohesive environment is synchronized in real time without the use of external files and can utilize existing CAD designs.

Electrical Professional
3D Electrical Cabinet Design is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
3D Electrical Cabinet Design is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
3D Electrical Cabinet Design is not included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
3D Electrical Cabinet Design is included in Electrical 3D
Electrical Component Library

Access the extensive integrated library of manufacturer parts and easily customize and adapt parts with easy-to-use import tools and wizards.

Electrical Professional
Electrical Component Library is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Component Library is not included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical Component Library is included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Electrical Component Library is included in Electrical 3D
Electrical Symbol Library

Access an extensive library of industry-standard schematic symbols (IEC, ANSI, JIS, GB) to easily customize and adapt parts with easy-to-use import tools.

Electrical Professional
Electrical Symbol Library is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Symbol Library is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical Symbol Library is included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Electrical Symbol Library is not included in Electrical 3D
Single-line Schematics

Create complex embedded electrical systems utilizing simple pictorial representations of electrical components and interconnectors.

Electrical Professional
Single-line Schematics is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Single-line Schematics is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Single-line Schematics is included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Single-line Schematics is not included in Electrical 3D
Multi-Line Schematics

Create schematics with a easy-to-use interface optimized for simplification of repetitive tasks.

Electrical Professional
Multi-Line Schematics is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Multi-Line Schematics is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Multi-Line Schematics is included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Multi-Line Schematics is not included in Electrical 3D
Mixed Schematic

Combine both single-line and multi-line drawings on the same schematic, while maintaining associativity.

Electrical Professional
Mixed Schematic is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Mixed Schematic is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Mixed Schematic is included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Mixed Schematic is not included in Electrical 3D
2D Cabinet Creation

Generate 2D panel representations from an electrical schematic, with 2D outlines of electrical components.

Electrical Professional
2D Cabinet Creation is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
2D Cabinet Creation is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
2D Cabinet Creation is included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
2D Cabinet Creation is not included in Electrical 3D
Design and Reuse

Speed designs with integrated tools for intelligent cut and paste, an easy-to-access selection of “favorite” components and circuit design elements, and the ability to reuse non-SOLIDWORKS Electrical design elements though easy-to-use import wizards.

Electrical Professional
Design and Reuse is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Design and Reuse is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Design and Reuse is included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Design and Reuse is not included in Electrical 3D
Automated Terminal Drawing Creation

Generate terminal drawings automatically based on, and synchronized with, the real-time design.

Electrical Professional
Automated Terminal Drawing Creation is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Automated Terminal Drawing Creation is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Automated Terminal Drawing Creation is included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Automated Terminal Drawing Creation is not included in Electrical 3D
Report Generation

Generate reports automatically based on real-time design database queries. Develop custom reports using integrated custom report creation tools.

Electrical Professional
Report Generation is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Report Generation is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Report Generation is included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Report Generation is not included in Electrical 3D
Automated Contact Cross-Referencing

Sync and cross-reference electrical contacts automatically in real time based on the availability and type of contacts from manufacturer-specific components.

Electrical Professional
Automated Contact Cross-Referencing is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Automated Contact Cross-Referencing is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Automated Contact Cross-Referencing is included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Automated Contact Cross-Referencing is not included in Electrical 3D
Advanced Formula Manager

Take advantage of enhanced formula capabilities from wire naming to project name formulas.

Electrical Professional
Advanced Formula Manager is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Advanced Formula Manager is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Advanced Formula Manager is included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Advanced Formula Manager is not included in Electrical 3D
Electrical Content Portal

Access the web-based portal for an extensive library of industry-standard schematic symbols and a database of manufacturer parts.

Electrical Professional
Electrical Content Portal is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Content Portal is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical Content Portal is included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Electrical Content Portal is not included in Electrical 3D
Enhanced SOLIDWORKS PDM Connector

Manage electrical and mechanical data in one system based on proven SOLIDWORKS PDM capabilities and an enhanced PDM interface.

Electrical Professional
Enhanced SOLIDWORKS PDM Connector is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Enhanced SOLIDWORKS PDM Connector is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Enhanced SOLIDWORKS PDM Connector is included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Enhanced SOLIDWORKS PDM Connector is not included in Electrical 3D
SOLIDWORKS PDM Integration

Automate publishing of schematic data, drawings and reports for archival purposes and revision control.

Electrical Professional
SOLIDWORKS PDM Integration is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
SOLIDWORKS PDM Integration is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
SOLIDWORKS PDM Integration is not included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
SOLIDWORKS PDM Integration is not included in Electrical 3D
Common ECAD and MCAD Database

Share a common ECAD and MCAD database, ensuring consistency and facilitating creation of a single, unified Bill of Materials (BOM).

Name of Package 1
Common ECAD and MCAD Database is included in Name of Package 1
Name of Package 2
Common ECAD and MCAD Database is included in Name of Package 2
Name of Package 3
Common ECAD and MCAD Database is not included in Name of Package 3
Name of Package 4
Common ECAD and MCAD Database is not included in Name of Package 4
Link to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

Link to 3D SOLIDWORKS assemblies to facilitate the verification of proper fit, planning of all wire, cable and harness routes, and calculation of all wire lengths prior to any assembly.

Electrical Professional
Link to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Link to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Link to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD is not included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Link to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD is not included in Electrical 3D
PLC Tools

Automate many PLC wiring design tasks and import PLC data and labels with Programmable Logic Controller Management (PLC) management tools.

Name of Package 1
PLC Tools is included in Name of Package 1
Name of Package 2
PLC Tools is included in Name of Package 2
Name of Package 3
PLC Tools is not included in Name of Package 3
Name of Package 4
PLC Tools is not included in Name of Package 4
Dynamic Connector Tools

Simplify the creation, design and use of electrical connectors with the powerful, easy-to-use connector wizard.

Name of Package 1
Dynamic Connector Tools is included in Name of Package 1
Name of Package 2
Dynamic Connector Tools is included in Name of Package 2
Name of Package 3
Dynamic Connector Tools is not included in Name of Package 3
Name of Package 4
Dynamic Connector Tools is not included in Name of Package 4
Real-time Collaboration

Work on the same project with multiple users simultaneously and in real time in a synchronized, bi-directional environment.

Electrical Professional
Real-time Collaboration is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Real-time Collaboration is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Real-time Collaboration is not included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Real-time Collaboration is not included in Electrical 3D
Global Project Settings

Specify global project settings for drawing style, project attributes and wire-style managers.

Electrical Professional
Global Project Settings is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Global Project Settings is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Global Project Settings is not included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Global Project Settings is not included in Electrical 3D
Classifications

Create custom part classifications to enhance part management and selection.

Electrical Professional
Classifications is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Classifications is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Classifications is not included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Classifications is not included in Electrical 3D
Manufacturer Part

Add external links to PDF files and enhanced data fields in addition to cable lengths for pre-defined and custom cables.

Electrical Professional
Manufacturer Part is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Manufacturer Part is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Manufacturer Part is not included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Manufacturer Part is not included in Electrical 3D
SymbolEditor

Edit index and passive symbols with enhanced tools.

Electrical Professional
SymbolEditor is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
SymbolEditor is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
SymbolEditor is not included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
SymbolEditor is not included in Electrical 3D
Marks and Wires Management

Take advantage of number group options, reuse of unused wire marks, natural ordering support and enhanced DWG import capabilities.

Electrical Professional
Marks and Wires Management is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Marks and Wires Management is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Marks and Wires Management is not included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Marks and Wires Management is not included in Electrical 3D
Multi-Level Terminals Strip Support

Manage 3D terminal strips and renumber/set component terminal properties, as well as add manufacturer parts, circuits and accessory components to terminal strip.

Electrical Professional
Multi-Level Terminals Strip Support is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Multi-Level Terminals Strip Support is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Multi-Level Terminals Strip Support is not included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Multi-Level Terminals Strip Support is not included in Electrical 3D
Distributed Mode

Enhance schematic performance by minimizing network traffic and deferring real-time project updates. This technology provides a performance boost on large projects and remote access, without having to use special techniques.

Electrical Professional
Distributed Mode is included in Electrical Professional
Electrical Schematics Professional
Distributed Mode is included in Electrical Schematics Professional
Electrical Schematics Standard
Distributed Mode is not  included in Electrical Schematics Standard
Electrical 3D
Distributed Mode is not  included in Electrical 3D

Additional Resources

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Data Sheet

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Suite

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