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good electrical cad package?

good electrical cad package?

good electrical cad package?

anybody know a really good electrical cad package? something with smart icons, autonumber, autoroute would be nice too
but we can't have everything can we???

RE: good electrical cad package?


Your question depends on your budget. They range from free to reeeeeeeealy expensive.

I use/have used a few of the following each has their good and bad points. Whether it be price or ease of use,

Ivex (Windraft & Winboard - good price, ok functions)

Edwin (All the gadgets a little bit pricey)

PCA (Well thought out program with try before you buy)

Any questions, just ask

RE: good electrical cad package?


OOOOOOOpppppps .
Butter my bum and call me a tea cake if I didn't just re-read your question and realize my answer is nonsense. I neglected to read the "ELECTRICAL cad". Mine are electronic cad packages sorry !.


RE: good electrical cad package?

no worries squire.

RE: good electrical cad package?

Check out VIA Wiring Diagram by:
VIA Development Corporation

It runs on AutoCad

RE: good electrical cad package?

There are some european CAE-packages (computer aided engineering) you could try:



These packages are for professional use and not cheap.


RE: good electrical cad package?

EPLAN Electrical DEsign Software has Auto wire numbering and device numbering. Auto cross reference and will produce Cable connection Diagrams

see www.eplan.co.uk

RE: good electrical cad package?

Try these guys:  http://www.cadplus.com/

If you end up using there programs let me know how you like it.  Looks interesting.

RE: good electrical cad package?

If you are looking for a really good package with all the bells and whistles, try EC-CAD from Industrial Controls and Concepts, Inc. They have a North American Electrical Package (inch units/symbols) and a Global Electrical Package (metric units/symbols) along with ISO Fluid Power Packages. You can review EC-CAD at www.icc-controls.com for more information and pricing. All packages are a add-on to AutoCAD and run in all versions, R14,R2000,and R2002.

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