Electrical schematic design software that integrates directly into SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD.

What is SOLIDWORKS Electrical?

SOLIDWORKS Electrical makes it easy to design electrical schematics with customizable tools, including the ability to create 2D schematics. Additionally, you can create single-line diagrams, terminal strip drawings, and cabinet layouts with Electrical’s intuitive user interface.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical makes it easy to generate reports and design changes based on an SQL database. You can create lists of materials, wiring diagrams, and design rule checks and customize them for specific applications. Due to its integration with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, SOLIDWORKS Electrical can automatically route and calculate wire, cable, and harness lengths.

What is SOLIDWORKS Electrical?

Tools in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Electro-Mechanical Collaboration

Seamlessly integrate your engineering departments with SOLIDWORKS Electrical. Revision communication occurs across departments.

Rich Library Management

There is a difference between having a library and managing it. A SQL-based backbone allows library organization to be accomplished faster and with greater control than ever.

Flatten Route

Harness design requires engineers to manufacture a flattened route. New tools give us more control with more automation. Documenting a flat pattern of a harness has never been easier.

Project Management

Manage all of your electrical projects with SOLIDWORKS Electrical’s Project Management feature. You can store your projects directly in SOLIDWORKS PDM, so your Electrical and Mechanical teams can access data in one place.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Features

Single-Line Schematics

Designers and engineers can create complex embedded electrical systems using simple pictorial representations of electrical components and interconnects.

Multi-line Schematics

An easy-to-use schematic creation tool with a simplified user interface.

Mixed Schematic

Maintain associativity between single-line and multi-line drawings on the same schematic.

2D Cabinet Creation

Create panels from electrical schematics with outlines of electrical components in 2D.

Electrical Component and Symbol Library

The import tools are easy to use and allow you to customize and adapt an extensive library of industry-standard symbols.

Design and Reuse

Integrated cut and paste tools, easy-to-access favorite components, and support for reusing non-SOLIDWORKS Electrical elements.

Automated Terminal Drawing Creation

Create terminal drawings automatically based on real-time design.

Report Generation

Utilize integrated custom report creation tools based on real-time database queries to generate and develop custom reports automatically.

Automated Contact Cross-referencing

Contacts from manufacturer-specific components are automatically cross-referenced and synchronized in real-time.

Advanced Formula Manager

SOLIDWORKS Electrical includes enhanced formula capabilities, including wire naming and project naming.

Electrical Component and Symbol Library Management

Users can access electrical design elements and components more quickly thanks to an integrated symbol library.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Content Portal

This web-based content portal offers a vast library of industry-standard schematic symbols and manufacturer parts databases.


SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics helps you verify that everything will fit and route correctly and calculates wire lengths before assembly.

Common ECAD and MCAD Database

Schematics in SOLIDWORKS Electrical can be bidirectionally linked and allow real-time interaction between multiple users. MCAD and ECAD share a common database, which ensures consistency.

PLC Tools

In addition to automating PLC wiring design, PLC management tools allow data and label import.

Dynamic Connector Tools

Easily design, create, and use electrical connectors with a connector wizard.

Real-time Collaboration

For easier collaboration on projects, multiple users can work in a synchronized, bi-directional environment simultaneously in real-time.


Archiving and revision control of schematic data, drawings, and reports.

Global Project Settings

Added drawing style, project attributes, and wire-style managers to the global project settings.


Enhances part selection and management by creating custom part classifications.

Manufacturer Part

There is now additional functionality:

  • Adding links to PDF files
  • Enhancing data fields
  • Adding cable lengths for pre-defined and custom cables

There is now improved support for indexes and passive symbols.

Marks and Wires Management

Enhancements include support for number group options, reuse of unused wire markers, natural ordering, and import enhancements for DWG files.

Enhanced SOLIDWORKS PDM Connector

PDM interface gives users electrical and mechanical data management through SOLIDWORKS PDM.

Multi-Level Terminals Strip Support

Manages 3D terminal strips by renumbering and setting terminal properties for component connections and adding manufacturer parts, circuits, and accessory components.

Distributed Mode

Distributed Mode boosts performance on large projects and remote access by minimizing network traffic and deferring real-time updates.

Collaborative Electrical-Mechanical Development

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D makes it easy for electrical and mechanical teams to work on projects by synchronizing their design environments. This way, everyone is working with the same up-to-date information. With SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D, multiple electrical and mechanical engineers can work on a project at the same time.

Electrical Design in 3D CAD

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D allows engineers and designers to integrate electrical schematic design data into SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD directly. Electrical and mechanical designers can collaborate in real time using this bi-directional, multi-user tool. In real-time, electrical components can be placed or removed in the 3D CAD model. You can easily connect 3D electrical elements using auto-routing, which will create paths for wires, cables, and harnesses.


Automate the routing of wires, cables, and harnesses by using SOLIDWORKS’s advanced routing technology.

Electrical Harness Design Planning

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D automatically routes electrical harnesses in a SOLIDWORKS 3D model, making it easier to develop harnesses and reduce errors. With SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D’s built-in drawing tools, engineers can create detailed assembly drawings based on the virtual harness. These tools allow you to create drawings, ballooned assemblies, pinboards, cut list drawings, and BOM documentation.

Embedded Electrical System Design Planning

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D is a tool for quickly creating electrical schematics for embedded systems. It has an intuitive graphical user interface and can automatically generate multi-line schematics. In SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D, purpose-built design tools enable schematically-driven embedded electrical subsystem development.

3D Electrical Cabinet Design

With SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D, you can design electrical 3D cabinets with SOLIDWORKS CAD. Real-time synchronization and using existing CAD designs are possible in this cohesive environment without requiring external files. As part of SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D, you will have access to a comprehensive 3D library of electrical cabinets.

Technical Support

The Best Technical Support in the Industry

We at TPM have extensive knowledge of SOLIDWORKS and can assist you in achieving success using the software. You can count on our industry-leading team for assistance with any task you may need.

Customer Service

Quick Response Customer Service

Providing you with quick and accurate customer service is a priority of TPM’s Customer Experience team. We are here to help you no matter your business goals, whether it’s a question about your subscription or services.

Training for Manufacturers


TPM offers SOLIDWORKS training online and in person, taught by certified SOLIDWORKS instructors. TPM provides SOLIDWORKS certification preparation materials and a Course Completion Certificate to each student upon completion.

  • Open enrollment courses or specialized courses
  • Instructors who are certified in SOLIDWORKS
  • Smaller and more focused classes