AutoCAD Electrical is intended for electrical design, and includes all of the functionality of AutoCAD software, plus a complete set of electrical CAD features, such as symbol libraries and tools for automating electrical design tasks. As with every new version of an Autodesk program, AutoCAD Electrical comes with an impressive list of new features and enhancements.
Some useful new features in AutoCAD Electrical 2015 include:
Electrical Documentation – PDF Publishing: this new feature allows you to enhance your documentation with hyperlinked multipage PDF files of your schematic designs.
Electrical Schematic Design – Usability Improvements: some usability improvements that have been added include enhanced themes, table styles, intelligent cut, copy, and paste commands, and find links.
Plus there are also some key Electrical Controls design features that have been added, such as Inventor parts integration, which allows you to add the Electrical Catalog Browser to Inventor 2015 during installation to access 3D electrical parts.
The AutoCAD Electrical mobile app provides you with access to your AutoCAD Electrical projects on the go. It is free to download, and allows you the flexibility to work away from your desk, in the field, or in your own home. Some key benefits of the app include being able to work offline and upload your changes when you go online, adding and editing text annotations directly on the drawing, sharing your drawings with others directly from the app, and so much more.
AutoCAD Electrical 2015 Training DVD:
This detailed 10.25 hour AutoCAD Electrical 2015 training course, taught by CAD expert Shaun Bryant, is packed with helpful tools and techniques to get you started with creating electrical CAD designs. The course, which is designed for beginners, will teach you how the program works, show you how to utilize the workflow, and explain how it differs from regular AutoCAD when you’re using it for electrical schematic drawings.
You’ll start by learning the differences in the user interface, starting with the ribbon. You’ll see how the colours and properties of some icons in the ribbon have changed. You’ll also notice the Project Manager on the left side of the interface, which allows you navigate each of your AutoCAD electrical projects. The project manager has its own ribbon, and it clearly demonstrates the details and previews of the drawings in the AutoCAD electrical project.
As you work through the course, you’ll be able to pick up on how the workflow works, and you’ll be able to generate your own AutoCAD electrical projects, while also building up the drawings and the database behind those projects.
More information and free training videos:
View more details on the course, and other CAD/BIM courses, on our main website. To introduce you to the user interface and the basics of the program, here are two free videos from our AutoCAD Electrical 2015 training course.
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