This means that you do not need to buy the most expensive version of the electrical CAD software to get full functionality. The only limitation is the size of the electrical designs you can create in your projects or the allowed amount of electrical symbols and electrical connection points in the electrical diagrams 

Overview and navigation

  • Project oriented: All parts of a project gathered as pages in a single file - including diagrams, mechanical pages, lists, tables of contents, chapter dividers etc.
  • Enhanced Explorer window: For easy navigation between projects and project pages, and for finding symbols etc. in project pages
  • Object Lister for survey of any type of object in the documentation - and for editing texts. (Texts can also be edited by clicking on the individual texts)
  • Online references: Click and jump to the other symbols for a component, or click in a list and jump to the component
  • Show available window: Direct access to all components used in the project, which still have available symbols

Templates, subdrawings and automatic project generation

  • Standard project, page and list templates - just drag them into your electrical projects
  • Subdrawings / subdiagrams with attached article data - also with different sets of model data for each subdrawing
  • Create full projects just by dragging in pages, subdrawings, lists and subprojects (Module and Model Based Drag’n Draw)
  • Automatic project generation via project definition file - e.g. via Excel
  • Panelrouter (optional)

Drawing headers, lists, import/export

  • Automatic list update: Of tables of contents, parts lists (BOM), components lists, terminals lists, cables lists, labels and PLC lists. Any of these lists can be defined by you
  • Excel/XML/text files can be exported for all of the mentioned list types
  • Drawing headers for any type of project page can be defined freely
  • Automatic generation of graphical terminal, cable and connection plans
  • Export of wire numbers
  • Print labels via Excel or via e.g. CLIP PROJECT Marking or M-Print PRO

Databases, components and symbols

  • 48 component manufacturer databases for PC|SCHEMATIC
  • Electrical and mechanical symbols for each component in the database
  • Symbol pickmenu for all multi-function components in the database - just click and place the symbols (with attached article data)
  • Advanced copying: All symbols are renamed intelligently - e.g. when copying symbols and areas, or when inserting subdrawings, subprojects and projects. Attached article data are included when copying
  • Automatic load of mechanical symbols for the used components - handled by the database
  • Number of cable wires and colour codes controlled by the database
  • Easy search for / editing of data for symbols and components
  • Automatic documentation of symbol libraries and symbols in projects
  • Comprehensive IEC/EN symbol libraries
  • Design your own symbols
  • Database program Included - for handling e.g. Access files
  • ODBC + MDAC interface for communication with database systems

Drawing functions in the electrical CAD software

  • Easy to get familiar with the program
  • Easy to create and maintain the documentation
  • Existing documentation reused intelligently
  • Automatic naming of all types of symbols
  • Handling of subnames on symbols - including individual references
  • Automatic update of current path numbers in symbol names possible
  • Reference crosses or contact mirrors with online references
  • Replace symbol function: On project or page level, and for individual symbols
  • Handling of multi-layer terminals - electrically, mechanically and in lists
  • Mounting correct drawing - with option to display in “dot” drawing mode
  • Counting functions in numerous numbering systems
  • Single-line diagram features
  • Lines are closed automatically when moving symbols or areas
  • Router: Automatic drawing of connecting lines when placing symbols
  • Aligning, spacing and trimming functions
  • Handling of jumper links and busbars
  • Automatic wire numbering function
  • Intelligent handling of reference designations - also when you make changes and merge project files
  • Design check (online check also available)
  • Watch motor control videos here or at the PCSCHEMATIC YouTube channel

PLC features in the electrical CAD software

  • PLC survey symbols
  • Automatic PLC I/O addressing
  • Online updated references between PLC symbols
  • Import/export PLC I/O files to/from diagrams - e.g. via spreadsheet/Microsoft Excel
  • Open integration with PLC configuration tools - e.g. for Simatic ET200S
  • Watch PLC videos here or at the PCSCHEMATIC YouTube channel

Electrical installation

  • Import/export of DWG/DXF files (Member of OpenDWG alliance)
  • Drawing with elevation displayed in 2D or isometrically
  • Unit drawings
  • Pages for mechanical layout and ground plan drawings
  • Measurement objects
  • Drawing in layers
  • Design a panel, and the panel layout is generated automatically
  • Single line diagrams drawn automatically based on panel layout
  • Document small switchboards and panels according to EN61439-1 and 3 concerning power dissipation calculation and more
  • Watch electrical installations videos here or at the PCSCHEMATIC YouTube channel

Revision control, passwords, text translator, OLE objects and applications

  • Revision control and revision clouds
  • Password protection of files
  • Translation of texts on project pages
  • Handling of OLE objects
  • OLE automation: Create your own applications for Automation
  • Scripting engine for executing scripts


  • Import/export of DWG/DXF files (member of Open DWG Alliance)
  • Export of PDF files with component data and active links in the documentation
  • Free PC|SCHEMATIC Viewer

Using the program

  • Single-key keyboard shortcuts - you can define them easily
  • Mouse Chasing System for reducing repetitive strain injuries

Netversions only

  • Flexible sharing of net license keys
  • License tanking
  • Administrator control

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