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    By Miles Nicholson


    Refreshed Icons

    As part of our continuous efforts to provide a great visual experience to our customers, AutoCAD Electrical 2019 release has new 'flat designed' icons in the user interface for Ribbon, Status Bar, Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) and Application Menu.

    Please refer to the article : AutoCAD Electrical 2019 – Refreshed Icons

    High Resolution (4K) Monitor Support

    Further AutoCAD Electrical User dialogue interfaces are now optimised for high resolution monitors. As a result, the following dialog boxes and palettes scale correctly when you increase the text size in Windows display properties.

    • PLC Parametric Selection dialogs
    • PLC Database File Editor dialogs
    • Insert/Edit Terminal Symbol dialogs
    • Terminal Strip Editor dialogs
    • Set Wire type dialog

    DWG Compare

    With the DWG Compare feature, you can highlight the differences in model space between two revisions of the same drawing or different drawings. Using colours, you can differentiate between the objects that are unique to each drawing and the objects that are common. You can exclude objects from being compared by turning off specific layers.

    Please refer to the article : AutoCAD Electrical 2019 – Drawing Compare

    Shared Views

    The Shared Views feature makes it easier for you to share your designs with others whether internal/external to your company without releasing your original drawing files. This feature is intended to replace the commonly used workflow of publishing DWF or PDF files and then emailing them.

    Please refer to the article: AutoCAD 2019 – Shared Views

    SDI Support

    SDI (single document interface) support is added back into AutoCAD Electrical 2019.

    Catalogue Browser

    The Category sort order in Catalogue Browser is enhanced in SQL mode.


    Wildcard support for the Assembly Code field is enhanced in the footprint database.


    BOM reports are enhanced to support double byte chars when the Catalogue Browser is in SQL mode.