CADMATIC Electrical Basic

From: 1550 / year

Advanced electrical and automation tool suitable for small to medium-sized projects. Includes advanced functionalities to aid electrical design process. A 30-day FREE trial is available.


Great for – Simple and user-friendly electrical design tool

– Full CAD platform with optimized features for electrical drafting

– Extensive library of electrical symbols

– Supports creation of essential electrical document types, including schematics and arrangement drawings

– Clear upgrade path for future requirements

– CADMATIC Electrical Lite is the perfect solution for occasional needs when the full-scale Basic or Premium tools may not be the optimal choice

– Base CAD engine (CADMATIC Draw) included in the package 

– Enhanced functionality to satisfy the growing appetite, building upon the experience with Electrical Lite version or to meet higher software requirements

– Detailed documentation purposes in single user environment

– Even with wider functionality it is easy to learn thanks to our elearning materials

– Supports the creation of all main document types like electrical schematics, panel assembly drawings and electrical arrangement drawings

– Clear upgrade path for future requirements

– Base CAD engine (CADMATIC Draw) included in the package 
– Comprehensive and advanced electrical design capabilities: CADMATIC Electrical Premium provides an extensive range of features and tools to support complex electrical design requirements

– Enhanced data management and multi-user support: It ensures data consistency, improves collaboration, and streamlines project workflows with its robust data management capabilities and multi-user support

– Intelligent automation and efficiency: The software optimizes design processes, minimizes errors, and increases productivity through intelligent automation features

– BIM compatibility: CADMATIC Electrical Premium offers seamless integration with BIM workflows, facilitating collaboration with other disciplines and enhancing coordination

– Enhanced project efficiency: The software’s integration compatibility with other CADMATIC tools enables efficient project coordination, resulting in improved project efficiency and streamlined workflows

– Advanced reporting and documentation capabilities: The software automates report generation, enabling comprehensive and accurate documentation for projects

– Additional integrated design tools: Users have the option to choose from a range of additional integrated design tools from the CADMATIC portfolio, further expanding their capabilities.

– Supports the creation of all electrical CAD document types like electrical schematics, panel assembly drawings, electrical arrangement drawings and reports (CAD, Excel, Pdf)

– Base CAD engine (CADMATIC Draw) included in the package  
Standards supported by Electrical– IEC
– GB/T
– GB/T
– GB/T


Full standalone CAD platformxxx
Import DWG, IFC, BCF, DXF, DRW, DGN and PDF files  xxx
Export DWG, BCF, DXF, DRW and PDF files xxx
Comprehensive symbol library for electrical, low current, automation, and instrumentation designxxx
Support of raster images (JPEG, TIFF, GIF, BMP, PNG) and OLE objects xxx
Reference image (XREF) management xxx
Versatile label management with dynamic sheet handling and customizable templatesxxx
Versatile printing functions, including a built-in Smart PDF converter xxx
Graphical wiring and cabling functionsxxx
Automatic layer managementxxx
Drawing-specific information management xx
Tree interface for easy navigationxx
Generation of switchboard schematics from layout drawings xx
Various symbol insertion and editing functionsxx
Automatic system-specific elevation management xx
Advanced wiring and cabling functionsxx
Dynamic features for drawing and editing of cable support systems (2D/3D) xx
Real-time and configurable clash detection for cable support systemsxx
3D modelling of electrical and low current equipment xx
Intelligent elevation recognition system for external 3D models (HVAC, structural etc.) xx
Automatic bill of materials (symbols, cables, cable support systems etc.)  xx
Real-time cross-references and dynamic references for cables, wires, and devicesxx
Centralized management of project-specific design data in DB with multi-user supportx
Flexible project settings to accommodate various project requirementsx
DB Tool – tabular interface providing access to project-wide informationx
Functionality for symbol packages x
Versatile searching, replacing, filtering, and sorting functions in the databasex
Bulk editing capabilities in the DB Tool or Excelx
Parts management functionality with Product models x
Automated Excel, PDF, CAD report generation (parts, cables, wires etc.)x
Import and reimport functions from Excel, including devices, cables, I/Os, and metadatax
Integration with Excel, and other Cadmatic design applicationsx
Intelligent reuse of design data and diagramsx
Generate drawings based on templates and Excel datax
Efficient document and object duplication functionality in the databasex
Real-time link between switchboard schematics and layout drawings x
Bi-directional management of devices in both schematics and cabinet layout drawingsx
Insert any required object data to drawingx
Manufacturer-specific product databases x
BIM compatibility, property set management, IFC export (IFC 2×3 and IFC 4) x


The CADMATIC Electrical Basic package is an excellent ECAD-tool designed to facilitate electrical and automation design in non-connected or single user design environments.

With its advanced design and drawing aid functions, it enables the seamless creation of high-quality electrical project deliverables at a detailed level, quickly and efficiently.

It includes a CAD engine with symbol libraries and offers convenient functional support for creating and modifying electrical designs.

Ideal for smaller or medium-sized and less complex projects, this package provides the necessary tools and functionalities to ease the electrical documentation process.

CADMATIC Electrical Basic – key features:

  • Standalone CAD platform with symbol library (IEC, ANSI, GB/T): Provides a vast selection of standardized symbols, ensuring accurate and efficient electrical design representation
  • Various symbol insertion and editing functions: Simplifies adding and modifying electrical symbols, enhancing productivity and design flexibility
  • Comprehensive cabling features: Streamlines creation and management of electrical cables for improved wiring efficiency
  • Document-specific navigator: Facilitates easy navigation and quick access to specific project sections or components
  • Automatic layer and sheet management: Automates organization and arrangement of layers and sheets for consistent project documentation
  • Automatic tagging of symbols, cables, wires, etc.: Speeds up labelling process and reduces manual effort in annotation tasks
  • Automated BOM from layout drawings: Generates Bill of Materials (BOM) automatically based on layout drawings, improving material procurement accuracy
  • Dynamic cable support systems: Enables dynamic and flexible drawing and editing of cable support systems for efficient cableways
  • 3D features in Layout: Provides 3D visualization capabilities for electrical equipment in the layout.
  • Automatic cross-references for schematics: Generates cross-references within schematics, improving accuracy and eases navigation of interconnections.

If you’re still uncertain about which CADMATIC Electrical plan to select, we highly recommend watching our CADMATIC Electrical webinar. This webinar comprehensively covers the differences among the three options – Lite, Basic, and Premium – and can significantly assist you in making a more informed decision.

Technical requirements

To ensure the best possible experience with CADMATIC Electrical Basic, your system should meet the following requirements:

  • Windows 10 and 11 64-bit
  • Intel Core i5 or i7 (minimum requirement is dual-core Intel Pentium 4 or AMD)
  •  8GB memory (minimum 4GB)
  • 5GB free disk space
  • OpenGL 4.3 compatible Full HD resolution display driver with dedicated memory


Frequently asked questions

CADMATIC Electrical Basic is a comprehensive software solution designed for electrical design. It is used for creating and managing various electrical documents such as electrical schematics, panel assembly drawings, and electrical arrangement drawings. With CADMATIC Electrical Basic, users can efficiently design electrical documents, and visualize electrical systems in 3D model, ensuring accurate and reliable representations of their projects. The software offers advanced features and tools to automate and ease the design process and improve productivity. It is suitable for professionals in the electrical industry who require a robust and versatile tool for their design projects.

CADMATIC Electrical Basic is typically used by professionals in the electrical industry who are involved in electrical design and documentation. This can include electrical engineers, electrical designers, electrical drafters, and other professionals responsible for creating electrical schematics, panel assembly drawings, and electrical arrangement drawings. The software caters to individuals and teams working on small to medium-sized projects and provides them with comprehensive tools and features to efficiently design and manage electrical systems.

CADMATIC Electrical Basic is a comprehensive software solution for electrical design projects. It empowers users to create accurate electrical schematics, panel assembly drawings, and electrical arrangement drawings. With 3D modeling capabilities, designers can visualize electrical systems with precision. The software’s automation features streamline the design process, saving time and effort. CADMATIC Electrical Basic also supports main file formats, design standards, and includes a wide range of electrical symbols. Its advanced automation functions, such as dynamic references and project tree interface, enhance efficiency and information management. Design faster and easier with CADMATIC Electrical Basic.

Yes, CADMATIC Electrical Basic has a 30-day free Trial that does not require a credit card.

If you find yourself uncertain about the most suitable CADMATIC Electrical option for your needs – CADMATIC Electrical Lite, Basic, or Premium – we encourage you to watch our Electrical webinar. This informative session will delve into the variations among the three choices, empowering you to make a knowledgeable decision.

You can contact our support via e-mail: Read more about our support on our website.

Below you can find self-study materials:

The license type available for purchase through the web store is a subscription license. With this license, you can buy a subscription for 1 or 3 years, allowing you to use and update the software during that period. However, if you’re interested in exploring different licensing options such as perpetual licenses, network licenses, or rental licenses, our team is here to assist you. Simply fill out the contact form, and our team will reach out to you to discuss the available options and find the best fit for your needs.

Once you have made the decision to purchase CADMATIC Electrical Basic, you can buy it from our store. Just select the product and the length of subscription, add it to your cart, and proceed to checkout where you can finalize your order. After the purchase, you will get the installation package and activation key via email.

After you subscribe to CADMATIC Electrical Basic, you will get an email with instructions on downloading and installing the software. For further information or assistance, you can always contact our support:

Yes, it is indeed possible to upgrade from the Lite or Basic level to the Premium level of CADMATIC Electrical even while your subscription is active. If you wish to proceed with the upgrade, please reach out to our dedicated team at They will be more than happy to provide you with all the necessary information and guide you through the upgrade process smoothly.

Before the subscription period ends, the user will receive a notification reminding them about the upcoming renewal of their subscription.

To stay informed about the latest updates in CADMATIC Electrical, you can register for the update service and save your user information within the software. Once registered, the software will automatically notify you whenever a new update is available. This ensures that you stay up to date with the latest features.

Yes, you can install CADMATIC Electrical on multiple computers. However, please note that the software license needs to be released and activated in order to use the software on different computers. This ensures compliance with the licensing terms and conditions.

If you need assistance in determining the most suitable level of CADMATIC Electrical for your specific requirements, our team is here to help. You can reach out to our dedicated team at They will provide support in English and guide you through the selection process, ensuring that you choose the CADMATIC Electrical level that best aligns with your needs.