CADMATIC Electrical Lite

From: 850 / year

Ideal for electrical and automation documentation on small projects. Includes basic CAD engine with common CAD functionalities and symbol libraries. A 30-day FREE trial is available.

Comparison

LiteBasicPremium
Great for – Simple and user-friendly ECAD 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
– ANSI
– GB/T
– IEC
– ANSI
– GB/T
– IEC
– ANSI
– GB/T

Specs

LiteBasicPremium
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, DIALux, 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

Description

The CADMATIC Electrical Lite package is a user-friendly and cost-effective electrical drafting tool designed to meet basic documentation needs in electrical engineering.

It provides an easy-to-use solution for creating and managing electrical drawings and documentation.

With its intuitive CAD engine, comprehensive symbol libraries, and optimized functional support, it offers an easy and convenient drafting experience.

This package is ideal for small-scale projects that require elementary electrical documentation, such as creating as-built drawings or preparing documentation for projects with straightforward requirements.

With its affordable price and simplified interface, CADMATIC Electrical Lite is a practical choice for users seeking a budget-friendly solution for their electrical drafting needs.


CADMATIC Electrical Lite – key features:

  • Standalone CAD platform: Empowers users with an efficient CAD platform for electrical design.
  • Symbol library (IEC, ANSI, GB/T): Provides a comprehensive collection of standardized symbols, ensuring accurate representation in designs.
  • Graphical wiring and cabling functions: Simplifies the creation of electrical wiring, enhancing productivity.
  • Automatic layer and sheet management: Ensures consistency in project documentation.
  • Automated printing functions: Saves time and effort by automating the printing of drawings.
  • Symbol count in layout drawings: Enables quick evaluation and documentation of symbol quantities.

Still not sure which CADMATIC Electrical plan to choose? We recommend watching our CADMATIC Electrical webinar. It covers the differences between the three options, Lite, Basic, and Premium, and can help you make an informed decision.

Technical requirements


To ensure the best possible experience with CADMATIC Electrical Lite, 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 Lite is primarily used for simple and small-scale electrical design projects. It serves as an easy-to-use ECAD (Electrical Computer-Aided Design) tool, providing basic functionality for creating electrical schematics and electrical arrangement drawings. It is suitable for users who require a user-friendly software solution to meet their documentation needs in a cost-effective manner. CADMATIC Electrical Lite offers a simplified version of the CADMATIC Electrical platform, making it ideal for users who have occasional or relatively modest project requirements.

CADMATIC Electrical Lite is commonly used by various professionals involved in electrical design and documentation processes. Some of the typical users include electrical engineers, electrical designers, electrical drafters, and professionals in the field of electrical construction and installation. It is also suitable for consultants, contractors, and individuals working on smaller-scale electrical projects.

CADMATIC Electrical Lite offers functionalities and capabilities to support your electrical design projects. It includes a full CAD platform with compatibility for file formats like DWG, DXF, DGN, DRW, IFC, and PDF. The software supports multiple design standards, including IEC, ANSI, and GB/T, and provides an extensive library of electrical symbols for various applications such as electrical, low-current, and switchboard schematics. With CADMATIC Electrical Lite, you can efficiently search, filter, and sort your designs, and easily generate high-quality prints using the built-in Smart PDF converter.

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

Are you having difficulty determining which CADMATIC Electrical plan is the best fit for you – CADMATIC Electrical Lite, Basic, or Premium? Don’t worry, we have the perfect solution – our Electrical webinar. By attending this webinar, you’ll gain valuable insights into the differences between the three options, equipping you to make a well-considered and confident choice.

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

You can find self-study material in the getting started guide, our product documentation, and CADMATIC Electrical getting started video.

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 Lite, you can buy it directly 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 Lite, you will get an email with instructions on downloading and installing the software. For further information or assistance, you can always contact our support: electrical.support@cadmatic.com

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 electrical.sales@cadmatic.com. 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 electrical.sales@cadmatic.com. 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.

Yes, in addition to eLearning materials, we offer tailored online or onsite training for our customers. These training sessions are designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of CADMATIC Electrical and its functionalities. Our training programs can be customized to meet your specific requirements and can be conducted remotely or at your location. To learn more about our training options and to schedule a session, please contact our team at electrical.sales@cadmatic.com.