Electrical design software FAQ

This is our electrical design software FAQ. Here you find the questions we typically get from professionals looking for electrical design software.

If you do not find the answers for your questions in the text below, please send us an e-mail at - and get your personal answer.

1) What do I need to know before buying electrical design software?

Basically, we get two types of customers:

  • Customers looking for their first electrical design program.
  • Customers looking for an electrical design program that meets their needs better, than the one they already have.

Which leads us to rule #1: Don't rush your decision when buying electrical design software! Get a free version of the program, and test the trivial tasks - which you repeat hundreds of times a day - as well as the advanced features.

- Read more about this subject in the article "How to choose the best electrical CAD software for your needs", or get even more info here. Most of all, it is important that you take your time. Choosing an electrical CAD system is an important decision, which you will have to live with for many years to come.

2) How can I get to know PC|SCHEMATIC Automation without paying?

At PC|SCHEMATIC, we prefer to play with our cards open. Therefore you have:

When you have bought PC|SCHEMATIC Automation, you can either attend PC|SCHEMATIC training in your own country, or attend a web seminar about the topics you need to get familiar with. Please contact us at for further details.

3) Why should I buy PC|SCHEMATIC Automation?

People buying PC|SCHEMATIC Automation usually tell us they did it because:

  • It is easy to work with, and is very flexible in the everyday work routines.
  • The Module and Model Based drag'n draw functions, makes it possible to create electrical schematic pages extremely fast.
  • We have an excellent support team, and you can get support via NetViewer. Our support team can then see your screen, and guide you directly on your own PC.
  • Intelligent reuse of existing material - with intelligent renaming - saves lots of time.
  • The intelligent connection between database and symbols is unique.
  • Electrical standards are integrated intelligently.
  • Functions for automatic project generation, automatic graphical plan generation and automatic documentation of symbols in projects/libraries. (See videos about this).

4) Can I convert my schematic diagrams from other systems to Automation?

Yes! You can convert schematic diagrams from practically speaking any CAD system to the PC|SCHEMATIC Automation format - as long as the CAD system can produce DWG or DXF files.

PC|SCHEMATIC also offers a consultant service for converting drawings from other systems to the PC|SCHEMATIC Automation format. Please contact us for further details at:

5) Can I export to other formats?

From PC|SCHEMATIC Automation, you can export to the DWG and DXF formats.
PC|SCHEMATIC is an active member of the OpenDWG alliance.

From PC|SCHEMATIC Automation, you can also export projects as intelligent PDF files with active linke between references etc.

6) Electrical standards: How well are they integrated in PC|SCHEMATIC?

At PC|SCHEMATIC we have detailed insight in electrical documentation standards, and we are active members of standardisation committees. We also publish the book "Electrical documentation according to standards".

This insight in the IEC/EN electrical standards, is an integrated part of PC|SCHEMATIC Automation. However, the program is designed so flexible, that you can also use it for other standards than the IEC/EN standards. - Even for your own set of standards!

7) How do I buy PC|SCHEMATIC software?

To buy PC|SCHEMATIC Automation, do this:

  • You can buy our electrical CAD software, PCSCHEMATIC Automation, in our webshop
  • If you need to contact us directly, please send us an e-mail at

8) Support: How can I get it?

When you buy PC|SCHEMATIC Automation, you can get support from the PC|SCHEMATIC agent in your own country. - Please contact your local PC|SCHEMATIC agent for further details. You can also get support (in English) directly from us at PC|SCHEMATIC. This can take place using e-mail, telephone or NetViewer (where we can guide you directly on your own PC), as described at our Support page.

Please note, that it is also possible to learn about PC|SCHEMATIC by ordering a web seminar, where we can teach you about different topics. This is also done using NetViewer. Please contact us at for further details.

9) What happens to me after buying PC|SCHEMATIC Automation?

When you have bought PC|SCHEMATIC Automation, you automatically get:

  • One year of free support by e-mail. (Locally, if possible in your country. You are also welcome to contact us at PC|SCHEMATIC - in English).
  • One year of free support by telephone. If you contact us at PC|SCHEMATIC, we can also offer you support by telephone + NetViewer at the same time.
  • You can use the PC|SCHEMATIC database integrated with PC|SCHEMATIC Automation.
  • When you use PC|SCHEMATIC Automation, you also get extra info via the internet, because of the integrated information system. You are automatically informed when a new update is released, when new videos are released, when the databases are updated or when a new version of PC|SCHEMATIC Automation is released.
  • Updates / patches for the version you purchased, are also available after the one year of free support expires. Critical errors are corrected for more than just the latest version.

Furthermore, you have access to these resources:

Contact us at any time

At PC|SCHEMATIC we are very interested in hearing about your experiences using the PC|SCHEMATIC Automation program. It is because of the feedback from our many users, that we are able to make a better product year by year!
So: Feel free to contact us at any time.