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Here is a quick comparison of AutoCAD Electrical software compared to SOLIDWORKS Electrical software, explanations and more information can be obtained when you download our Electrical Guide:
|Blocks just don’t update consistently requiring manual checks to make sure everything is working.||Blocks and SOLIDWORKS Electrical symbols are up to date between different drawings and the consistency is unparalleled.|
|Wire Numbers are automatic until you need to change anything in the drawings. They go out of sync so frequently it reverts to being a manual process.||Wire Numbers stay in sync, you click the button and the wire numbers are done automatically.|
|References will link up as long as you don’t have to move or change them.||References stay up to date automatically throughout the life of the project.|
|Copy/Paste won’t work If you don’t use specific commands and when you use specific commands you need to keep your fingers crossed and say a prayer.||Copy/Paste the ‘Ctrl C’ and ‘Ctrl V’ techniques work correctly and as expected in SOLIDWORKS Electrical.|
|Application AutoCAD Electrical is AutoCAD with programming to make it work like an electrical tool.||Application SolidWorks Electrical is a dedicated tool for electrical design, built with design in mind.|
|Library symbols cannot be updated or|
changed easily. You often have to make a new copy of the symbol before you can edit it.
|Library symbols can be edited with ease. With the ability to import legacy DWG data.|
|3D Parts do not have intelligence; tracking wires and cables is tedious at best.||3D Parts are associated and sized as per manufacturer information. Cables and wires tracked to provide a complete design tool.|
|Shared Library is difficult to set-up and slow to access. Setup/configuration for new parts is also slow and time consuming.||Shared Library is easy to use, the parts are linked together to ensure consistancy for the entire electrical system.|
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