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ELECTRIX – Release Notes

v7.0.1.28 – SP1

Release Date: 2023-06-27

Additional to version, the following improvements have been added:

  • After a symbol swap, the assigned infolink is retained.
  • In the Cable Manager, the wire numbers of a cable with cable duplicate can be changed correctly.
  • If infolinks are placed on an EE page (e.g. for circuit information), the infolinks will be filled correctly even if the ELECTRIX software is started without the BA module.
  • In the Infolinks, the cable ref. names are correctly updated after renumbering.
  • If a terminal strip is distributed over several pages in the circuit diagram, the bridge lines can also be set correctly over several pages.

v7.0.1.27 – SP1

Release Date: 2023-05-31

Service Pack 1 for WSCAD ELECTRIX

The WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021 Service Pack 1 contains numerous new features and improvements. These are listed on this page and linked to the respective subject area if possible.
Note: The updates described here depend on the discipline and function level!

New features
Text fields
Explorer and Editors
Managers and Browsers
Lists and Charts
Import & Export
Settings (Options)
CE module (Cabinet Engineering)
BA module (Building Automation)
EI module (Electrical Installation)
Add-On Project Wizard

New features

  • In the properties dialog of a project you can specify a second project logo.
  • The ELECTRIX window can also be moved in full screen mode.
  • In the PLC manager, in addition to manual entry, you can also compose the module name in the module field of a PLC element via the three-dot button using the Siemens TIA structure from series and rail. This is also possible via the menu command Module name in the pop-up menu of the PLC manager, also for several marked PLC elements.
  • Referencing a DXF/DWG file is now possible directly via the new context menu item New page from DXF/DWG of a document folder in the Project Explorer. The option Based on DWG page in the Create project page(s) dialog has been removed. In addition, you can replace the open page with a page containing a referenced DXF/DWG using the File | Import | Replace page with DXF/DWG menu bar.
  • The new menu item Interfaces | Weidmüller | Wire Processing Center (WPC) can be used to export the cable assembly data and stop means of all or only selected schematic pages of a project as csv files for the Weidmüller Wire Processing Center (WPC). For this purpose, the Weidmüller entries for the required sling codes were added to the <project directory>/Settings/connectionMethods.wsCFG XML file.
  • In order to make the two already existing WAGO interfaces more easily accessible, the two menu items WAGO | Smart Script and WAGO | Smart Designer have been added to the Interfaces main menu.
  • The settings for PRO.FILE can be exported and imported in the WSCAD settings under PRO.FILE. The settings themselves are stored in the profile.wscfg file.
  • In the 3D view of the cabinet, a new icon button can be used to display the contents of the cabinet and the door semi-transparently.
  • In the Cabinet command bar and in the associated CE menu entries, some icon icons have been renewed.
  • A new variable placeholder for info links has been created to display specific data and its values in the info linker. The new placeholder contains the Variable and Property ID fields in its properties dialog, which are used to specifically represent information of the symbol to be referenced.
  • For XML export of a function list, the additional output format XML 2.0 (stored as UTF-8 without BOM) has been provided. The XML file is now structured into the “Project” and “Element” sections. The element area can contain the subareas “Datapoint” and “Sub-element”. The placeholders are assigned to these areas. Sub-elements are listed in the associated element area.
  • In the user management (User Rights), the rights for SETTINGS | Master Data have been further subdivided and the rights for PRO.FILE settings have been added. Additionally, there is now the possibility to prevent the use of under MASTER DATA.


  • Symbols containing images can be rotated and mirrored correctly.
  • In the Generate Wire Name wizard, the entered designation formula is correctly applied to the selected pages, even if there are other unselected pages.
  • After placing and then scaling a symbol angle variant of a symbol, the scaling is retained even if another rotation variant is selected for it.
  • When mirroring PI measuring points, the text containers are also mirrored correctly.
  • If you manually draw a frame over connection attributes that are switched to invisible, they become visible within the frame. This ensures that you do not accidentally delete connection attributes.
  • When changing the line width of graphics and connections, only predefined values can be selected. The input of self-selected values is no longer possible.
  • Bends can be correctly removed from a polyline. Subsequent sliding of the line no longer deletes it.
  • While executing the Tools | Check | Create Central Database function, all other functions are blocked.
  • After rebuilding the central database, placed and virtual terminals and their terminal names are preserved, both on the pages of all disciplines and in the Material Explorer.
  • The key combination Shift + Del can be used to delete elements directly without further prompting.
  • In the properties dialog of an EE symbol the connection direction can be changed correctly in the Connections menu item and the preview is displayed in the correct size.
  • In a closed project, the properties of the project and documents cannot be edited, regardless of whether a page is open read-only or not.
  • In the undocked drawing area, elements can be moved correctly using the arrow keys on the keyboard.


  • Performance and stability have been improved in numerous places, e.g. when opening, scrolling and editing pages.
  • The use of ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) instead of OLEDB solves some errors related to the access to the WSCAD databases, such as the central database or the part database. Phoenix PROJECT complete planning export has also been improved as a result.
  • Importing projects and large DWG files has been accelerated.
  • If you scroll through a large number of pages for a long time, this no longer leads to memory overflow.
  • Performance has been improved when the data directory is located on a network drive.
  • The Quick Editor update when changing the values has been significantly accelerated depending on the number of columns shown, as only the visible fields are updated.


  • If you move several symbols or place a macro on an EE page, the dashed connecting lines are displayed correctly in the preview.
  • The content of newly numbered pages is correctly previewed.
  • If the default color is set for a black background (under Tools | Settings (Options) | Appearance | Colors Elements), symbols and macros are correctly displayed with inverted colors in the preview.
  • If the background of the documents is set to a different color, the background of the preview will also be displayed in this color.

Text fields

  • For block texts, the input of blank lines in the text field is correctly supported.
  • If the background color of the page is set to the same color that is used for the border of the block text, the color of the border will be inverted correctly and the border will remain visible.
  • If text cannot be displayed completely inside the text frame, the text is correctly no longer displayed outside the text frame. In this case, the text frame must be enlarged.
  • When placing a symbol, the symbol texts in the symbol’s text container are filled correctly, regardless of whether the symbol was placed from the Symbol Explorer or from the Material Explorer.
  • After sliding or rotating a ref. name field, the frame is correctly aligned with the contents of the field.
  • Symbol parameters such as the ref. name or the function text can be freely rotated correctly.

Explorer and Editors

  • The execution of the Project Explorer function Edit Project Texts has been accelerated especially for large projects.
  • If you place several clamps over the Material Explorer, none of the clamps is locked for the material list.
  • If you place a free clamp on an EE side via the Material Explorer, the clamp number is displayed correctly in the plan.
  • In the Material Browser, for several selected elements, the item can be changed correctly via their context menu.
  • If you change the article entry of a cable in the Quick-Editor or copy it and paste it to other cables, the changes will be displayed correctly in the Quick-Editor, Material Explorer and Material Browser, even if the Cable Manager is switched off.

Managers and Browsers

  • In the Connection Manager, the two numbers behind a connector strip show the possible and the placed contacts. The display can be set via the Show number of contacts icon. The number depends on whether Both, Plug or Socket tab is selected on the left side.
  • Simultaneous insertion of multiple PLC child elements via PLC Manager on one EE page works correctly without changing the scale of the document during insertion.
  • If you want to enter a BMK for an element in the Contactor, Connector or PLC Manager via the Change BMK menu item that is already assigned, a note appears stating that this is not possible.
  • If you place the command bar Management unanchored on the desktop and restart the WSCAD software, the bar remains unanchored and all icons are visible.

Lists and Charts

  • In the Connection Manager, the two numbers behind a connector strip show the possible and the placed contacts. The display can be set via the Show number of contacts icon. The number depends on whether Both, Plug or Socket tab is selected on the left side.
  • Simultaneous insertion of multiple PLC child elements via PLC Manager on one EE page works correctly without changing the scale of the document during insertion.
  • If you want to enter a BMK for an element in the Contactor, Connector or PLC Manager via the Change BMK menu item that is already assigned, a note appears stating that this is not possible.
  • If you place the command bar Management unanchored on the desktop and restart the WSCAD software, the bar remains unanchored and all icons are visible.

Import & Export

  • After importing a DWG with layers, the assignment of the layer contents to the layer names is preserved even if the layers are reordered.
  • In PDF export, the line style is always displayed correctly, regardless of the zoom factor.
  • PLC elements in FE diagrams are correctly exported to the PDF, even if the PLC element symbol contains an image.

Settings (Options)

  • Under Tools | Settings (Options) | Appearance | Colors Cabinet, color changes are saved correctly for printer output, regardless of the color settings for screen output.
  • If you change the sort order under Tools | Settings (Options) | Report | Terminal chart, this order is also applied in the Material Explorer for the terminals within the terminal strips.
  • Only the languages entered under Tools | Settings (Options) | Language | Language Filter can be selected in the Languages command bar.
  • If a connection has its own line color assigned, this can be correctly overwritten via the WSCAD settings under Display | Colors Elements | Connection Line.


  • With Steinhauer Bohrautomat Export, the alignment of cable ducts rotated by 90° or 270° is correctly transferred to the Excel list.
  • For the PHOENIX PROJECT complete marking export, new structure indicator placeholders for “Functional assignment”, “Plant”, “Installation site” and “Mounting location” have been provided for all element types.
  • The PHOENIX PROJECT complete planning export of DIN rails with subsequent back import works correctly.
  • During PHOENIX PROJECT complete planning export and subsequent back import, wire jumpers are correctly replaced by plug-in jumpers if the function has been activated. Likewise, additional parts are not imported twice.
  • If no values are defined for the PLC fields module and slot, default values are output for them in the AML file during the Siemens TIA export so that the file is accepted by the TIA software.
  • For ELMEKO DELTA T the power losses entered in the dialog Heat calculation DELTA T are correctly transferred to the parts with the button Save to part data.

CE module (Cabinet Engineering)

  • If the Automatic routing function is activated, routing is performed correctly after moving or deleting CE elements.
  • The cursor can be moved more smoothly within CE pages with many objects.
  • CE elements with many polylines can be moved more smoothly, regardless of whether the assembly aid is switched on or off.
  • Copy and paste of many CE elements marked together within a cabinet page has been accelerated.
  • Moving and placing extensive CE elements on the DIN rail is now displayed more smoothly and quickly.
  • On CE pages, the ref. name background is displayed in the correct size and the ref. name field can be slide correctly.
  • For connector or socket symbols on a CE page, the Connection Manager can be called correctly via its Context menu.
  • Self-made cap rails are placed correctly.

BA module (Building Automation)

  • The function Overwrite existing fields from database in the Data Points dialog works correctly.
  • Changes to aggregates in BA Aggregate Management are correctly displayed in the Data Points dialog and in the Data Point Browser.
  • If you change the table of the set datapoints database, the values in the BA datapoints dialog will be updated correctly after clicking the Update button.
  • If the data point key plugin BKS_14 is used, the associated data point key structure is applied correctly.
  • The same data point cannot be correctly assigned to multiple channels of a PLC channel group.
  • If one of the communication profiles “Physical”, “Communicative” or “Virtual” is selected in the Filter field when generating a function list, the BMK are displayed correctly in the output.
  • If you change the line style of a medium connection line and then select a new medium for this line, the line style specified for this medium will be applied correctly.
  • Connection lines between infolinks and Symbol are displayed dashed even if target wiring elements (e.g. right angle) are placed in the connections.
  • Changes in the properties dialog of an infolink are correctly saved and displayed in the infolink.
  • If you copy a BA element with embedded cables incl. infolinks and paste the elements on another BA page, the BMK of the embedded cables are displayed correctly in the infolinks.
  • In the WSCAD area Functional Assignment in the structure of the data point keys, only the additional data1 and 2 of this area are displayed. If further additional information is entered in sub-areas such as installation location or installation site, these are correctly not taken into account for the WSCAD Functional Assignment area.

EI module (Electrical Installation)

  • When creating multiple cables in the properties dialog of an EI symbol, the ref. name of the cables are incremented correctly.
  • If a cable is assigned to a distributor, the function text of the cable is correctly displayed in the Properties dialog of the distributor.
  • If you switch the Cable Laying Systems layer to invisible, the connection points and the green height change arrows on the EI pages are also switched to invisible.
  • If you copy a referenced DWG from an EI page of an unopened project to an EI page of the opened project, the DWG is pasted correctly.
  • Doors and windows can be placed correctly even in angled walls.

Add-On Project Wizard

  • Technology cross-references in the documents are preserved when generating the pages using the Project Wizard.
  • If additional articles are assigned to a symbol in a macro, the additional articles receive the correct ref. name after generation with the Project Wizard.
  • If cables are assigned to a symbol in a macro, the cables receive the correct ref. name after generation with the Project Wizard.
  • Generating a project where symbols on BA pages are linked to symbols on EI pages works correctly with the Project Wizard.


Release Date: 2022-09-01


The seventh WSCAD ELECTRIX Update contains numerous improvements and corrections.
Note: The updates described here depend on the discipline and function level!

Manager and Browser
Explorer and Editors
Lists and charts
Import & Export
CE module (Cabinet Engineering)
BA module (Building Automation)
EI module (Electrical Installation)


  • In the context menu of a symbol, all existing symbol parameters are correctly displayed under Symbol parameters.
  • Dimension texts are displayed correctly positioned when rotated by 180°, regardless of the direction in which the dimension line was placed.
  • The Remove wire name wizard (executable via Tools | Wire names) also deletes manually inserted connection attributes and connection attributes of symbol connections that have been modified via the Symbol Editor.
  • The Generate Wire Names wizard also generates correct wire names with the Formula mode and the Potential setting.
  • If you change the type of symbol connections (e.g. from jumper to passive), the wire names are updated correctly when automatically generating the wire names (via Tools | Wire names | Generate wire name).
  • When automatically numbering the resources (via Tools | Numbering | References), the ref names on subpages are numbered consecutively as long as the Include separator and suffix of subpages check box is deactivated. If the check box is marked, the subpages will be correctly included in the naming.
  • After restoring the project structure, the areas and collection folders are displayed correctly and sorted as defined before.
  • After rebuilding the central database, the links from EE terminals to CE terminals (e.g. via the Technology Navigator) remain active.
  • Medium connection lines, laying system lines and other inserted graphic lines are correctly no longer displayed rounded at the ends.
  • If the DW point representation is activated, the DW symbol is still at the cursor after the first DW element has been set, in order to be able to set a second DW element.
  • Function texts can also be entered subsequently for virtual PLCs.
  • Contact combs of slave symbols are displayed correctly positioned.
  • If is called from the ELECTRIX software, the Schneider Electric configurator can be executed correctly for all Schneider Electric parts.
  • The additional window is correctly displayed on the same screen where the ELECTRIX software is displayed.


  • When placing a macro with cable, all wires of the cable have the same ref. name.
  • Component boxes and black boxes can be correctly inserted into a macro via the Macro Editor.

Manager and Browser

  • If terminals are placed via the Terminal Manager, existing structure identifiers are correctly adopted.
  • In the Cable Manager, the number of cable wires is displayed as defined in the adjusted color code or in the assigned part.

Explorer and Editors

  • In the Symbol Editor, placing a virtual pin to a PLC parent element works correctly.
  • If you select several fields in the Quick Editor and lock them via the context menu command On for the material list, all associated check boxes will be activated correctly.
  • If you delete terminals on an EE page that are also placed on a CE page and you want to keep empty terminals, the terminals remain placed on the CE page and are still displayed in the Material Explorer.

Lists and charts

  • Wiring charts are generated correctly before and after routing, and with and without routing enabled.
  • If you can choose between several list configurations for a report, only the selected list configuration will be generated.
  • In the settings for generating the material list, the Symbols in component box filter is applied correctly for all disciplines.
  • In the settings for generating a revision list, the placeholders of the revision list are displayed as output fields in addition to the general placeholders.
  • For reports, the Printer option has been removed from the Output to configuration dialog. The lists can also be printed after successful generation.

Import & Export

  • After a project import, the contact combs are displayed correctly positioned.
  • When exporting to DXF/DWG, all reports (e.g. graphical terminal chart and graphical cable chart) are exported correctly.
  • After multilingual PDF export, the document names are displayed in the correct language in the PDF content directory.
  • When exporting reports to an Excel list and a project language is additionally defined, the headings of the Excel list will also be displayed in the defined project language.


  • In the Part Management, the search term for a search in is correctly passed to and the search is executed.
  • If the part is modified via the Object properties dialog for several selected coils when the Contactor Manager is switched off, the part is also modified for all associated contact combs.


  • Import and export of AML files via interfaces | SIEMENS | PLC CAE has been improved.
  • Rotated CE elements are output correctly rotated when exporting to Steinhauer eCAB.

CE module (Cabinet Engineering)

  • Copy and paste of many CE elements marked together within a cabinet page has been accelerated.
  • Moving multiple selected CE elements relative to each other with assembly help turned on has been improved.
  • If several selected CE elements are moved using the Place with distance function, the order of the elements is not changed.
  • When setting 3D overlay points (via Tools | Cabinet | 3D Overlay Points or via the context menu Functions | 3D Overlay Points of the cabinet door), some small adjustments have been made.

BA module (Building Automation)

  • Infolinks and symbols can be placed correctly on a BA page with a referenced DXF/DWG file.

EI module (Electrical Installation)

  • With CTRL+M you can switch the display of dimension lines of selected EI elements between inside and outside the wall.
  • For freely rotated EI symbols, the symbol texts are displayed correctly positioned.
  • When placing a door, the distances to the walls are displayed correctly.
  • All text containers of an installation plan with a referenced DXF/DWG file are also visible in the generated PDF file.
  • When executing the EI function Move from wall end, the distances to the closest wall elements are displayed correctly.
  • In the 3D view of an installation plan, all placed EI elements are displayed correctly.


Release Date: 2022-05-12


The sixth WSCAD ELECTRIX Update contains numerous improvements and corrections.
Note: The updates described here depend on the discipline and function level!

Import & Export
CE module (Cabinet Engineering)
BA module (Building Automation)
EI module (Electrical Installation)


  • In the Project Explorer, the Functions | Change text size menu item changes the font size of symbol texts. In addition, other texts can now be selected, such as General text, Free text, Block text, Connection attribute texts, and Cross-references.
  • In the Quick Editor, filtering by element types and then switching them visible/invisible works correctly.
  • The connection to SSO and works even when using a proxy server.
  • Placing and deleting auxiliary lines (also via Ctrl + Minus key) works correctly.
  • The setting of dimension lines works correctly, even if the snap is switched on and off with F5.
  • The text alignment of dimension lines is applied correctly when setting the dimension.
  • In the Material Browser, setting a lock for a technology works correctly.
  • After executing the Restore Structure function, project pages of subprojects are correctly no longer locked.
  • Symbols with embedded cables are correctly highlighted using the mouse-over function.
  • If the layer is changed in the properties dialog when inserting a text, the text can be placed correctly afterwards.
  • When placing elements, Ctrl+Z first terminates the placing function, and executing Ctrl+Z again deletes the placed element.
  • When inserting symbols with the same symbol type into a component box, their ref. names are counted up correctly.
  • When swapping multiple PLC child elements, the pin numbers of all elements are set correctly.
  • For vertically oriented pages, the logo in the frame is also displayed vertically.
  • Docking and undocking a second tab as well as displaying and zooming the contents of both documents works correctly.
  • When moving one or more WSCAD windows to a second monitor, the content of the windows will be displayed correctly there, even if the WSCAD software has been restarted.


  • Placing, copying and deleting of many distributed terminals marked together has been accelerated.
  • Multiple copying of symbols of distributed terminals with the “+” key works correctly.
  • The placement of a bridge line over a large number of distributed terminals has been accelerated.
  • Cable are set to descriptive in the project properties, the Cable Manager can be opened correctly.


  • When placing macros with variables, the variable values take priority over the database fields from the part database.
  • When inserting a macro that has several equal ref. names or ref. names with variables as running number, the ref. names are counted up correctly.
  • When creating a page macro from the elements of a page, all elements of the page are displayed correctly in the Macro Editor.
  • The Quick Search for macros first searches through the macro names and then through the path names, and the results are displayed in that order.


  • When exporting the material list to Excel with additional output fields, the comment and description of the document folders are output correctly.
  • In cable lists with the Cable type placeholder, virtual cables that have not yet been placed are also displayed correctly.

Import & Export

  • When importing cables from an Excel file in the Material Explorer, the colors of the individual cable wires are imported correctly and displayed correctly in the Cable Manager.
  • Opening a PDF after export and scrolling through the PDF has been speeded up.
  • After PDF export, texts on PLC parent and child elements as well as multi-line texts are output correctly. In addition, the cross-references on the connections are correctly clickable.
  • Even during multilingual PDF export, the Output with symbol parameters check box can be used to display the parameters of a symbol (Ref. name, symbol name, part, function text…) in the PDF as comments and as popups. PDFs in other languages contain the translated texts.
  • The different pin types, e.g. for a black box, are correctly displayed when exporting to PDF.
  • If you set Scale to fit and Center drawing when printing and also specify large margins, the frames and content of the documents will be printed correctly.
  • If reports contain placeholders rotated by 90°/270°, the PDF export will always display the content correctly, even with different alignment settings.
  • When exporting a single line schematic with PLC symbols to PDF, the texts and cross-references of the channels are correctly not displayed at the symbol.
  • If a page that already contains referenced DXF/DWG files is exported to DXF/DWG, the referenced DXF/DWG files are copied to a subfolder in the directory specified during export. The subfolder is named like the DXF/DWG file created during export.
  • Exporting a page with a DWG file to a graphic file (e.g. jpg) works correctly.
  • DWG drawings imported via Based on DWG page are displayed correctly even if the page background is set to black.
  • Labels are printed with the defined size settings.


  • When filtering the part list in the Part Management using the side tabs Symbol and Category, the preview is adjusted correctly. When closing the Part Management, the last filter setting is saved correctly.
  • With the Translate database function, the entries available in the lexicon are correctly transferred to the part database for the selected languages.
  • Translating the part database into one or more languages using the lexicon works correctly, even if a foreign language is selected as the key language.
  • Inserting parts into single line schematics works correctly.


  • The output of labels to the WAGO SmartScript labeling system works correctly.
  • Multi-level terminals are correctly exported to WAGO smartDESIGNER.

CE module (Cabinet Engineering)

  • Mirroring a mounting plate works correctly.
  • Moving a BMK from a selection of several CE elements works correctly, even if they were previously selected with the context menu command “Select Intelligent | Ref. name”.
  • On CE pages, unneeded text fields with structure identifiers are not output on printout and in the PDF.
  • After rotating or mirroring a CE element, the focus remains on the CE element and all edit functions are executable.
  • On CE pages, an element can be moved together with its child elements (e.g. DIN rail) via the Move with function also using the arrow keys.
  • If a color override is set for CE elements for printing (e.g. Mounting plate background), they will be displayed in the set colors/grayscale for print and PDF export.
  • Cabinet connection | Wire length addition, this value is added to the existing wire length during routing and taken into account in the wiring diagram.

BA module (Building Automation)

  • In the Update datapoints / infolinks wizard, the BA fields from the Datapoint Browser have been added. When activated, the values are taken from the currently set datapoint and part database.
  • If you set an infolink to a BA symbol, the connection from the symbol to the information frame is always placed in the foreground and is not overlaid by other elements.
  • In the Part Management, the content of the database field Communication profile is displayed correctly in the column Communication profile (e.g. BACnet). This content is also displayed correctly in the function list, both in single-line and multi-line display.
  • When importing a project of a previous WSCAD version, the assignments of the BA base objects to the PLC special texts defined under Tools | Settings (options) | Symbol | PLC Special Texts are not lost.
  • If you load a standard symbol of a BA page into the Symbol Editor and change the type to PLC parent element, the symbol will be correctly swapped and displayed on the page.
  • If a BA element is locked from the material list (via the properties dialog or via a material list flag), the element will not be listed when creating a function list with the output style “Sum list”.
  • If a material multiplier is specified for a BA element in the properties dialog under Misc., this multiplier is evaluated correctly when creating a function list with the output style “Sum list”.

EI module (Electrical Installation)

  • On EI pages, the BMK of an embedded cable is displayed correctly positioned at the associated symbol.
  • On EI sides, laying systems and cables can be correctly mirrored and rotated.
  • If layer control is switched on, EI elements are placed on the selected layer. If layer control is switched off, EI elements are placed on the assigned layer, e.g. walls, doors and windows on the “Installation plan” layer and grid ceilings and room areas on the “Living unit” layer.
  • If you finish drawing a laying system line with a right click, the line is displayed immediately. Another line can be attached, since the drawing function is not yet finished.
  • When creating a wall, the color selection of the wall material is applied correctly. Even with the orthogonal drawing mode turned off (F6), drawing a wall works correctly.
  • When placing a door, you can change the door hinge with Ctrl+D and then cancel the placement correctly with ESC.


Release Date: 2022-01-12

Update 5 for WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021

The fifth WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021 Update contains numerous improvements and corrections.
Note: The updates described here depend on the discipline and function level!

Manager und Browser
Import & Export
CE module (Cabinet Engineering)
BA module (Building Automation)
EI module (Electrical Installation)


  • Pages with large DWG drawings imported as graphics can be opened and zoomed faster.
  • Changes made to dimension settings are updated immediately.
  • The setting whether lines should be displayed in pixel thickness can now be activated for each page in the properties dialog of the page. In addition, the Lines in pixel thickness check box has been added to the export dialogs. If the setting is disabled in these dialogs, the settings of the pages are used. If the setting is activated, the lines on all pages are exported in pixel thickness.
  • The setting View | Show all lines in pixel thickness applies to the whole project. If this setting is activated, it will also be applied to the export dialogs, but can be deactivated here. Then the settings in the pages apply again.
  • Via Tools | Settings (options) | Numbering | Terminal you can select whether the terminal numbers are displayed vertically or horizontally aligned when placing the terminals.
  • In the Symbol Editor, a PLC parent element or PLC child-element can be correctly inserted via the Electrical Engineering command bar.
  • If an info linker is assigned to a slave symbol that was placed with the CTRL key pressed and is thus assigned to a master symbol, the linker is placed in the correct position of the slave symbol.
  • The cross-references between existing termination point symbols are preserved, even if additional termination point symbols with the same line name are set on other pages.
  • It is not possible to enter a project name with more than 260 characters. Additionally, the number of characters in the Working directory field is limited to 200.
  • An additional part placed on a page can only be edited in the properties of the main element in the menu item Additional part, if the additional part has been deleted from the page first.
  • When inserting and then scaling a rotation variant with the S and Shift+S keys, the reference identifier is correctly displayed on the symbol after placing.
  • If you define connection attribute texts for color code, cross section and type and make them visible, they will be displayed correctly positioned at the connections.
  • In the Edit Connections dialog, entries in the Type column can be correctly deleted.
  • Texts that are deleted in documents are no longer found during a translation run and are also no longer displayed in the post-processing panel.
  • After executing the Clean up file function, the visibility/invisibility and the position of the ref. names remains as set.

Manager und Browser

  • In the Material Explorer, adding new material from a cable list (Excel file) works correctly.
  • In the Interruption Point Browser, sorting by the potentials works correctly.
  • If a double throw contact is replaced by a rotation variant when the Contactor Manager is switched on, the contact numbers in the plan are retained at the new positions.
  • If some aspects of the symbol type Cable are set to descriptive in the project properties, the Cable Manager can be opened correctly.


  • If a macro is placed with a cable that contains more cores in the specified part than cores are placed, these virtual cores are taken into account when displaying the number of cores. If the specified part is not included in the part database, the virtual cores are not taken into account.
  • When creating a page macro from several elements of a page, the snap point of the macro is set so that the snap point lies in the grid of the snap.
  • Distribution macros are displayed in the preview window in space-filling size.

Import & Export

  • During the import of large DWG drawings, the drawing can be zoomed and moved more quickly in the preview.
  • When importing the configuration settings, the data directory path and the specified part database are not changed. However, the path to the data point management is adapted.
  • If a backup file is to be created when importing a project and the creation of this file fails, the project will still be opened correctly after the import.
  • When importing an SQL part database into an SQL part database and activate Assign all tables automatically, all tables are correctly marked in the next step.
  • When importing an SQL database, the version number of this source database remains unchanged.
  • If a line width factor is specified during PDF export, dashed lines will be displayed correctly in the PDF file.
  • If a foreign language is set as project language, the PDFs will be created correctly in the specified languages during multilingual PDF export.
  • Elements that are in the drawing area but outside the frame are not taken into account during export and printing.
  • Print preview and printout are done correctly without additional frame.
  • Documents contained in the project directory but not displayed in the Project Explorer will not be exported.


  • Phoenix PROJECT complete planning export correctly outputs the height, width and depth of the elements on a DIN rail and displays the elements on a vertically arranged DIN rail in the correct order.
  • When exporting to Steinhauer eCAB system, the display of miscellaneous elements has been improved.

CE module (Cabinet Engineering)

  • On a CE page, a selection with different elements can be moved correctly, regardless of which elements are included in the selection.
  • If a DIN rail is moved with the context menu command Move with, all child elements of the DIN rail are also moved correctly.
  • When loading a CE element into the Symbol Editor and entering a value in the properties of a connection under Cabinet connection | Wire length addition, this value is added to the existing wire length during routing and taken into account in the wiring diagram.

BA module (Building Automation)

  • When inserting a symbol into the plan via the Material Explorer, the data points of the symbol are displayed correctly in Data Point Browser.
  • When linking an EE symbol to a BA symbol via the BMK in the Enter reference designation dialog, the data points of the BA symbol are displayed correctly in the EE symbol via the Data Point Browser.
  • Data points added manually to a symbol are preserved when the symbol is saved as a macro along with other elements.
  • Medium connection lines can be correctly inserted into a newly created automation scheme macro. Also, the type of medium connection lines can be correctly changed via the BA command bar.
  • Copy-protected BA symbols can be correctly stored in the “Leer_BA” library.

EI module (Electrical Installation)

  • When copying several EI elements, the insertion point is correctly displayed above the selection when pasting on another EI page.
  • Doors and windows can also be inserted into walls thinner than 10 cm.


Release Date: 2021-11-02

Update 4 for WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021

The fourth WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021 Update contains numerous improvements and corrections.
Note: The updates described here depend on the discipline and function level!

Explorers & Editors
Import & Export
Part Management
CE module (Cabinet Engineering)
BA module (Building Automation)
EI module (Electrical Installation)


  • The properties of free cross-references can be edited correctly after placement.
  • If the Use templates from project check box is activated in the properties dialog of a project, the path to the templates is preselected correctly.
  • If the Move function is active for a symbol, Ctrl + arrow keys can be used to move the symbol correctly in the grid, even if the snap is switched off.
  • When placing a symbol on a page, the properties dialog opens automatically. The symbol remains visible in the background.
  • After moving a symbol or selection, the symbol or selection remains active and the context menu of the symbol or selection can be opened correctly.
  • Filled graphics can be moved and deleted correctly including the frame.
  • Switching the project-specific configuration on and off via the context menu of several selected projects works correctly.
  • Dimensions that are stored in a macro are correctly adopted and displayed when the macro is placed.
  • When changing the scale of a page, the elements can be correctly dimensioned afterwards.
  • When placing several black boxes, the ref. name is counted up correctly.
  • After rebuilding the central database, the Cable Manager correctly displays the wires of cables with cable duplicates.
  • Copying elements from an undocked page to a docked page works correctly.
  • When changing the sort order of a placed legend, the new order will be displayed correctly.

Explorers & Editors

  • PLC parent elements can be placed correctly on a single line schematic via the Material Explorer.
  • When adding symbols to a user-defined command bar using the Symbol Explorer, the icons of the symbols are displayed correctly.
  • In the Symbol Editor, the placeholders for channel special texts for PLC parent elements can be can be copied and pasted correctly.

Import & Export

  • Elements from an imported WSCAD SUITE project are displayed correctly and can be switched visible and invisible correctly via the layer management.
  • All layers hidden in the imported DWG file are also not visible in the printout or in the exported PDF.
  • Export of large projects to PDF and also to DWG/DXF has been accelerated.
  • In the print preview and also in the printout, all cross-references are displayed correctly.
  • The cross-references of contact combs are clickable in the exported PDF and jump to the corresponding contact.
  • When exporting to DXF/DWG, the older AutoCad versions R13, R14 and R15 are no longer supported, due to problems with displaying colors


  • When exporting to Steinhauer PWA, the elements on CE pages are correctly displayed in the DXF file.
  • The position of blocking areas on CE pages is correctly transferred to the DXF file when exporting to Steinhauer eCAB System.
  • In Phoenix PROJECT complete planning, the export and import of terminal strips with wire and plug-in jumpers as well as multi-level terminals with bridge connections works correctly.

Part Management

  • If the filter is enabled in the part management, it will be updated immediately based on the selection on the left (category, symbol).
  • When adding a new manufacturer for a part in the part management, the focus in the list is correctly set to the new entry.
  • If another part with the same contact comb is selected for a coil, the cross-references of the contact comb are correctly displayed and also printed.

CE module (Cabinet Engineering)

  • On CE pages, auxiliary lines are not covered by cabinet elements (cabinet, cabinet door, mounting plate, etc.).
  • Elements on CE pages can be moved correctly. After moving, access to the context menu of the element is possible again.
  • When moving a CE element, the value for the z-axis is retained in the properties of the element.
  • If you copy several selected CE elements and want to place them on the CE page again, all selected CE elements will be displayed correctly in the placement preview.

BA module (Building Automation)

  • If the function text of a symbol is changed in the Data Point Browser, the function text is also changed in all other disciplines.
  • If cables have already been defined on a BA page, the Cable Manager will correctly preselect the next free cable while drawing another cable on an EE page.

EI module (Electrical Installation)

  • Creating a structure area within EI pages works correctly.
  • Risers can be placed over several floors from top to bottom as well as from bottom to top with the associated cables and displayed correctly in the 3D view.


Release Date: 2021-09-22

Update 3 for WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021

The third WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021 Update contains numerous improvements and corrections.
Note: The updates described here depend on the discipline and function level!

Import & Export
CE module (Cabinet Engineering)
EI module (Electrical Installation)


  • For the new Quick Search symbols, macros and parts as well as reference names (BMK) can now be searched. For this, the menu bar of the search dialog has been displayed as drop-down lists.
  • The DWG/DXF layers of a page can be made visible or invisible individually. These settings are saved separately for each page.
  • Cross-references in the multi-line display work correctly.
  • In the document area, when dragging a frame (green) from right to left with left mouse button held down, text containers and dimensions that are not completely enclosed by the frame are also marked.
  • Symbol pins, that are copied and pasted in the Symbol Editor, are correctly connected in the plan.
  • In the Template Explorer, the Translate and Correct language functions are correctly launched in the context menu of a template.
  • If you click the Browse Project button during language analysis and multilingual PDF export, all languages present in the project will be listed correctly
  • Under Tools | Settings (Options) | View | Element Colors the color of the background can be set correctly.
  • When changing the program language, the names of all report pages are correctly displayed in the selected language.
  • The window size of the Cable Manager is saved correctly when closing the manager.
  • When drawing a line, entering the length using the keyboard works correctly.
  • After placing a cable, another EE page can be opened and another cable can be placed. The function is only canceled with the right mouse button or the Esc key.
  • Individual pages of an open project are locked only if the revision management is active in strict mode.
  • Calling the function Change | Object properties | Connections also works if some connections contain bridge lines.

Import & Export

  • Dimensions are displayed correctly when importing a WSCAD SUITE project. The values can be moved independently of the dimension arrows and the position of the arrows can be selected correctly.
  • Texts imported as graphic appear clearly readable when exported to PDF.
  • After the data transfer from WSCAD SUITE the help will be opened correctly.
  • The Phoenix PROJECT complete planning XLM import supports both dot and comma separation for decimal values.
  • After changing the project language, when exporting to PDF (with the Output with symbol parameters check box activated), the symbol parameters displayed in the popups are also correctly displayed in the selected project language.

CE module (Cabinet Engineering)

  • If a macro is placed in the Cabinet or several elements are placed with Copy and Paste, the Z-values of the elements are taken over correctly.
  • The context menu of the special cabinet elements (e.g. drill, slotted hole, blocked area) is displayed correctly.
  • When placing or shifting a symbol on a medium connection line, the line is displayed interrupted by the symbol. When removing a symbol from a medium connection line, the line is displayed closed again.

EI module (Electrical Installation)

  • On an installation plan page, texts can be rotated correctly with the space bar and scaled correctly with S and Shift+S.
  • On EI pages, the distance measuring of two points can be started with the B key and ended with the B key or the Esc key.
  • The rotation variants created in the EI library “INSTA/EDV” can be rotated correctly using the context menu command Rotate | Rotate 90°.


Release Date: 2021-08-09

Update 2 for WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021

The second WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021 Update contains numerous improvements and corrections.
Note: The updates described here depend on the discipline and function level!

Manager & Browser
CE module (Cabinet Engineering)
EI module (Electrical Installation)


  • In the new quick search dialog, you can filter the hits using the Commands (c) and Settings (o) tabs.  If you enter a “c” and a space before the search term, only the commands will be searched, if you enter an “o” and a space, only the settings will be searched.
  • In the new quick search dialog, the scroll bar works correctly.
  • In Hotfix 1, elements of a macro that were moved were detached from the macro, but the remaining elements were still part of the macro. Now, by customer request, the functionality has been changed as follows: If one or more elements of a macro are moved, the macro is dissolved.
  • If the cross-references at the symbol are set to multi-line, cross-references and symbol texts no longer overlap at the symbol.
  • The Tools | Wire name | Create wire names function works correctly even in the Source/destination point-point mode.
  • When moving multiple selected elements, the moving points of the selection will be displayed correctly.
  • The F9 key correctly activates/deactivates the setting of the coordinate zero point at the cursor.
  • When importing a SUITE X project, the elements placed on layers are correctly assigned to the layers.
  • Cable lines can be copied, cut and pasted correctly – even selections with cable lines.
  • A black box can be inserted even without specifying a ref. name.
  • When copying schematic pages and cabinet pages from one area to another, the EE and CE symbols can be linked again across technologies in the new area.
  • In the Symbol Editor, when changing the shape from Point to Short in the properties dialog of a pin, the pin is correctly displayed as a short line.
  • Opening another project via the context menu command in the Project Explorer works correctly even if a project is already open.

Manager & Browser

  • In the Contactor Manager preview, when creating a new coil, the contact comb included in the assigned part is displayed correctly.
  • In the Connector Manager, the designations of the table rows are displayed correctly for the single connectors and sockets.

CE module (Cabinet Engineering)

  • Lines placed on CE pages can be split correctly.
  • If a part with predefined width and height is assigned to a placed cable duct, only the length of the cable duct can be changed. When changing the size, the grip points and the dimensions are displayed correctly.
  • When inserting a mounting plate, redundant rectangles are no longer displayed in the background.

EI module (Electrical Installation)

  • On EI pages, the alignment of symbols and texts works correctly.
  • When inserting doors and windows, the distances to the nearest walls are displayed correctly.
  • When selecting one or more EI elements with the left mouse button, the dimensions are displayed correctly.
  • When placing laying systems, the thickness defined in the software settings under Installation | Laying system is applied correctly.


Release Date: 2021-07-21

Update 1 for WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021

The first WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021 Update contains numerous improvements and corrections.
Note: The updates described here depend on the discipline and function level!

Quick Search (Search & Click)
Part management
DXF/DWG import
Interface Phoenix Contact
CE module (Cabinet Engineering)
BA module (Building Automation)
EI module (Electrical Installation)

New! Quick Search (Search & Click)

  • With the revised menu bar or the key combination Ctrl+Q you can call up the new quick search. This means you no longer have to worry about where to find the functionality you want in the menu items or software settings. Just enter your search term in the new search dialog and double-click on the hit that fits best. The function will be executed directly (e.g. in the menu entries) or you will be guided to the right place (e.g. in the software settings). Very quickly you create a new project with new pages, place symbols, terminal strips and cables and change your software settings.


  • The menu bar and the title bar have been merged.
  • The Intelligent Selection | BMK function works correctly for all disciplines.
  • The short cut Ctrl+Alt suppresses the opening of the associated manager when placing symbols.
  • When locking multiple wires for automatic wire designation, the lock icon will be displayed on the wires when showing the connection attributes is enabled.
  • When using the Insert | Graphic | Rectangle function, the hint texts are correctly displayed in the status bar.
  • When copying a coil, the contacts of the old coil are correctly not transferred to the new coil.
  • If you place a main contact via the command bar and assign it to a coil in the Contactor Manager, the BMK of the coil is correctly displayed at the contact.
  • When drawing a frame over several elements including some frame elements on a page, the frame elements will not be selected. Elements in the frame can only be deleted if you have clicked in the frame.
  • The cross-references at the interruption symbols are displayed correctly.
  • Free cross-references can be placed correctly using the Free cross-references additional window.
  • If the DW point representation is activated in the View main menu, the destination wiring elements are correctly displayed as points and also correctly output to a printer or to a PDF file.
  • When activating the Filling check box in the properties dialog of standard text, the text will no longer disappear behind the selected filling.
  • After rotating block text, the text is correctly displayed in the text frame. The original non-rotated text is correctly no longer displayed.
  • In the Edit project texts dialog, the columns Additional info.1-6 can be displayed correctly.


  • Moving multiple selected terminal strips has been accelerated.
  • After moving a symbol, the symbol correctly remains selected so that you can move it a second time. Only a click in the drawing area cancels the selection again.
  • If you want to move two selected info links, the mouse pointer is correctly placed in the first grip point.


  • If you move several elements of a macro, you receive a message that these elements will be removed from the macro. If you cancel the function, the message will no longer appear for each individual element and the elements will not be moved.
  • If a macro is moved and then swapped, the macro remains placed at the new position.
  • All macros in the macros folder “Distribution Macros A4” are correctly displayed in the preview and in the Macro Editor. If these macros are used in the Distribution and Circuit Manager, the pages generated from these macros will be created correctly.
  • Macros are displayed correctly in the Macro Editor, regardless of whether a project is open or not.

Part management

  • In a SQL database, the Part name column and the first column after the status column are also searched correctly.
  • If you create a new part via the part management, the current date is automatically entered in the WSCAD field Creation date in the following form: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM
  • In the Combi element dialog, you can use the + and – keys to increase or decrease the number of the additional part if a cell of the additional part is selected. If the cursor is placed directly in the Part field, the + and – characters can be entered there as text. In both cases it does not matter whether + and – are used from the letter block or from the number block of the keyboard.

DXF/DWG import

  • Referencing a DWG file via the option Based on DWG page when creating a new page has been improved. Both the model and the layouts can be referenced correctly. The individual elements can be edited via their context menus.
  • With the “old” import of a DWG file (via File | Import | DXF/DWG) only the model but not the layouts of the DWG file can be embedded in the page. A hint now appears to create a new page instead with the option Based on DWG page.
  • The properties of a page containing a DWG file referenced with Based on DWG page can be changed.


  • In the editors, when moving and rotating elements, the distances, radius, rotation axis and rotation angle are displayed correctly. The Tab key can be used to enter the values directly.
  • When changing the distance area of a CE symbol in the properties dialog under Cabinet component in the Symbol Editor, it is displayed correctly when placing or moving the symbol.
  • If you add a block text to a symbol in the Symbol Editor and add another language including text, language and text will be saved correctly.
  • In the Symbol Editor, the context menu command Selection | Rotate 90° rotates all selected elements correctly.
  • Quick Editor always shows the data of the last opened plan. In the Quick Editor, the Show All filter can be used to correctly select the individual element types.

Interface Phoenix Contact

  • In Phoenix PROJECT complete planning, export and import of terminal strips with terminal accessories and with wire jumpers and plug-in jumpers work correctly.

CE module (Cabinet Engineering)

  • The output of CE pages to Steinhauer PWA works correctly.
  • If the mounting aid is activated, even manually drawn symbols are correctly aligned on the DIN rail.
  • Changes to the position of the symbol snap point of a CE symbol (via properties dialog under Cabinet component) are applied correctly.
  • If you select several CE elements and choose the context menu command Selection | Properties, the Properties Attributes dialog with the table view is correctly called.

BA module (Building Automation)

  • After executing the function Tools | Automatic | Update datapoints/infolinks, the datapoint assignments can be displayed correctly in the Project Wizard for the PLC channels of the macros used via the context menu command Current grouped values.
  • In the Plugin Manager, only one datapoint key plugin can be activated at a time, not several at once.

EI module (Electrical Installation)

  • Windows and doors can be placed flush with the corner of a wall.
  • The function Insert | Electrical Installation | Auto-detect room area works correctly even if an area with a grid fill is selected.
  • On EI pages, you can use the context menu command Continue wall drawing to continue drawing the wall at right angles.
  • When inserting a rotation variant on an EI page, the cross reference to the BA page is correctly displayed at the symbol.
  • The red connection pins inside EI symbols are displayed again.
  • Generating a material list with the output type “3. Together + Ref. name” and activated Additional parts check box works correctly for the discipline EI.


Release Date: 2021-07-07



  • Via the newly introduced Single Sign On (SSO) you can use the WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021 software, the data portal and the new WSCAD Shop with only one WSCAD account. To do this, you have to register once with WSCAD. If you have already created an account at, simply use the same user data. You can, of course, continue to use the WSCAD software without logging in, but you have no access to the online functions, such as importing part data from or creating support tickets, and you cannot access the interfaces to WAGO, Schneider Electric and ELMEKO.
  • WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021 is only available as a 64-bit version and only runs on a Windows 10 64-bit operating system. In the 64-bit version, considerably more memory (RAM) can be used, and large projects and DXF/DWG files can be processed quickly. The new analysis tool checks during installation whether the 64-bit Access Database Engine required for the WSCAD databases is available on the PC. If it is missing, it can be installed using the tool.
  • With the new Design Engine, the processors of professional NVIDA and AMD graphics cards are supported. This makes zooming and moving within the drawing area much smoother and faster.
  • Upward and downward compatibility with WSCAD SUITE 2018, WSCAD SUITE X and WSCAD SUITE X PLUS.
  • The new WSCAD ELECTRIX product Advanced (formerly Professional 40) is available. This product corresponds to a Professional, which is limited to a total of 40 plan pages (per discipline). The pages of the individual reports are not limited. All available Add-Ons can also be booked with it.
  • The performance when creating and editing terminal strips with a large number of terminals (> 50) has been improved.
  • The opening of pages that contain many connections has been accelerated.
  • The Consent to Data Collection is now confirmed when creating the WSCAD account (SSO). Consequently, all references to the consent form have been removed from WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021.
  • In the Project Explorer, the project-specific configuration can now be switched on or off for several selected projects via the new context menu command Project-specific configuration.
  • If the project-specific configuration is switched off in the project properties, a user-defined path specified in the export dialog is reset to the default.
  • The search-and-replace function is executed correctly even in multilingual texts.
  • A locally borrowed license that has expired blocks access to the server license and thus the start of the WSCAD software via the network. In this case, the container with the expired license can be deleted in the starter dialog via the Delete button, which is only displayed in such cases.
  • If a symbol is selected via Change | Lock material list or Change | Lock numbering, the lock is also applied to the associated symbols of the other disciplines, and the symbols are not included in the material list or are excluded from the numbering.
  • If you click on one of the fields for manufacturer, customer, building site and architect in the wizard under Preview and properties when creating a project and then on the button Transfer data from database, the address database is opened and the data can be selected and correctly taken over.
  • Within project groups, further project groups with the same name can be created (e.g., Customer A | 2021 and Customer B | 2021). However, project names must be unique and cannot be the same as a group name.
  • Projects whose project language differs from the program language can be copied and renamed correctly.
  • The context menu command Edit project texts of the page can be used to correctly change the self-defined project texts of the page that were created under Tools | Settings (options) | Project | Defaults.
  • In the case of a black box or component box, the setting of multiple pins at the same location is prevented.
  • The menu item Insert |Structure area is grayed out as long as no plan page is open.
  • If a network path is specified in the WSCAD settings for the backup copy, it will be correctly taken over when creating the project backup, including the two required backslashes at the beginning of the path.

Design Engine

In WSCAD ELECTRIX 2021, the Design Engine has been completely revised. This is the program unit responsible for the layout and construction of the plan pages. This results in many minor and major changes when placing and moving objects and scrolling through documents. In addition, the entire design process has been accelerated and improved.


  • Control loops are represented with action lines (from the mounting location of the measurement up to the actuator).
  • Connection attributes and connection attribute texts are moved correctly, even if they are not switched to visible.
  • When activating and deactivating the Set lock for automatic wire name function in the properties dialog of the connection attributes, the position of the connection attribute texts is preserved, even if they were moved before.
  • With the context menu command Align to grid of the symbol, the medium connection lines associated with the symbol are also aligned correctly with the grid.
  • When you insert a cable with the Cable Manager switched off, the color code of the stored part is displayed correctly in the plan.
  • In general text, free text and block text, line breaks are set correctly even if a non-proportional font (monospaced) is used. Line breaks can also be set correctly with /a and /n.
  • Undocked windows that are displayed on a second screen in full-screen mode (e.g., the preview) are retained after restarting the WSCAD software in full-screen mode. If the second screen is switched off, the windows are displayed again on the first screen.
  • If the symbols on the plan page are listed in a legend, the legend is automatically updated immediately when symbols are deleted from the plan.

Structure identifiers

  • Copying elements with multiple aspects to another project where other aspects are switched to available works correctly.
  • If you change the display mode of the structure identifiers in the properties dialog of a symbol under View, the structure identifiers that are not activated are correctly hidden.
  • All 4 aspects of the structure identifier are displayed correctly in the structure area.
  • The input of “\n” as line break in the structure identifiers is evaluated correctly and displayed correctly at the elements.
  • When you cut and paste a structure area with elements, the Ref. name texts of the contained elements are displayed within the pasted structure area, and the aspects of the structure area are correctly applied to the elements.

Copy & Paste

  • Copying a closed project works correctly.
  • If pages are copied into a project where the entry Sheet Name #1 is selected under Tools | Settings (options) | Numbering | Reference | Type of Numbering, the ref. names of the newly inserted pages will contain the correct sheet numbers.

Explorers & editors

  • Changes within the template, symbol and macro directories with the Windows Explorer are correctly displayed in the explorers after restarting the WSCAD software.
  • If you change the part of a symbol in the Material Explorer and the content of an additional text in the subsequently opened part management, the additional text is correctly transferred to the symbol.
  • When cables are imported in the Material Explorer via the Import external material data function, the color code is also loaded correctly for each last wire of a cable.
  • In the Symbol Editor, the cross-references on a symbol can be correctly switched from “multi-column” to “multi-line” and vice versa.
  • If you load a placed CE symbol into the Symbol Editor and add more pins (or remove pins), the changes are immediately applied to the central database and correctly displayed on the CE page, just like when you make changes with the Pin Editor.
  • If you add a channel group to a newly created PLC parent element in the Symbol Editor, it is possible to select a template for the channel group without errors.
  • When a macro is loaded for editing in the Macro Editor, the elements of the macro can still be locked for the material list in the Quick Editor.

Managers and Browsers

  • If you place an element with additional parts via the Manager, the additional parts are correctly displayed in the properties dialog of the element.
  • In the Terminal Manager browser, the changed order of the columns is saved correctly.
  • If you first define a sequence for distributed terminals in the Terminal Manager browser and then convert the distributed terminals to multi-level terminals, the previously defined sequence of terminals is still displayed but is no longer taken into account.
  • In the Terminal Manager browser, both existing wire bridges and changes to the wire bridges are displayed correctly.
  • In the Terminal Manager browser, a part can be copied with CTRL+C and pasted into another terminal with CTRL+V even for distributed terminals.
  • If you copy a cable with a cable shield while the cable management is activated, the Cable Manager will open correctly after the copied cable has been placed.
  • If you swap two already placed cables in the tree view of the Cable Manager, the swap is immediately displayed correctly in the tree view.
  • After executing the Restore combs function in the Contactor Manager, all combs that have been switched to visible remain visible and all combs that have been switched to invisible remain invisible.
  • The column settings (e.g., width) in the PLC Manager browser are saved when the dialog is closed.
  • If you create a PLC child element with the Configuration for PLC Inputs and Outputs dialog and assign the channels with the PLC Manager, the Symbol text column contains the correct entries.
  • In the Circuit and Distributor Manager, renaming and deleting circuits work correctly. After the schematics have been successfully generated, the info links contained in the macros are displayed correctly.

Lists and charts

  • If the Part data from database check box is activated when generating the material list, the data of the specified additional parts is also transferred to the list.
  • The cable type is evaluated correctly in the cable list.
  • Cables used in multiple disciplines are correctly output in the cable list, depending on the technology selection settings in the Generate dialog.
  • Part data from connection attributes are displayed correctly in the reports for the associated connections.
  • The wire lengths of connections that end at plugs or sockets are output correctly in the wiring diagram.
  • When a project is copied, the file path for the list output to Excel is adapted to the new working directory.
  • If you copy a section with several subprojects, the description of the subproject is output correctly when exporting the function list to Excel.
  • Wiring charts with the option Also output parallel connections are created correctly.
  • The placeholders for the revision versions are filled correctly in the “Cover sheet” report.
  • If the text content of a table placeholder in the reports is longer than the frame of the placeholder, the text will be truncated correctly.

Import & export

  • The integration of DXF/DWG files has been completely revised. An import with subsequent conversion is no longer necessary. When creating a new project page, you can reference a DXF/DWG file directly in the Project page(s) dialog with the Based on the DWG page check box. A copy of the DXF/DWG file is automatically saved in the project directory Graphics. The content of this copy is displayed on the project page and can be edited there (e.g., moving or deleting objects).
    Note: If you replace the copy with another file with the same file name, the contents of that file will be displayed in the project page.
  • When outputting files, the new path variables <ProjectPath>, <DateYYYYYMMDD> and <TimeHHMMSS> can be used in the directory path and file name.
  • Terminal charts in the form of Excel lists that were created in EDZ format can be imported using the Material Explorer.
  • When importing a terminal chart via the Material Explorer, the terminal numbers are displayed correctly sorted.
  • If you place an imported graphic in the background, all medium connection lines remain visible in the foreground, even during PDF export.
  • Imported and mirrored or rotated images can be moved correctly. The export to PDF also works correctly.
  • On resizing an imported PDF file using the Change context menu, the PDF file is displayed correctly before and after the change.
  • The display of rotated texts has been improved for the DXF/DWG export.
  • The size of a hole in a mounting plate is output correctly in a DWG file.
  • When exporting to PDF, the colors of the individual layers and the color override for layers are displayed correctly for general text, free style text and text boxes. Free style text is no longer overridden by an active color override for general text.
  • If you select a different destination path when exporting to PDF, the previously specified file name is retained.
  • With the PDF Multiple export, the languages set in the dialog are saved on closing the dialog.
  • The import of WMF files via Insert | Graphic | Image works correctly.

Part management

  • In the Combined element dialog, you can enter the characters + and – from the keyboard block in the Part field without increasing or decreasing the number of the additional part. However, if you enter + and – from the numeric keypad, the number of additional parts is increased or decreased.
  • Parts imported from are correctly displayed in the shopping cart of the WSCAD software after closing
  • When importing a WSCAD parts database, the filters are applied correctly, and all filtered parts are imported with CTRL+A.
  • The import of parts into a newly created SQL part database works correctly.
  • If you filter for parts in an SQL part database and then select the filtered parts with CTRL+A and delete them, only these parts will be deleted.
  • An SQL Express database can be successfully imported into an existing WSCAD part database (MDB or SQL).

Revision management

  • When Revision Management is activated, pages that have not been enabled for modification are correctly not given the change status.

Settings (Options)

  • On exiting the Settings dialog (Tools | Settings (options)), the settings in the tree view are saved and displayed again the next time it is opened.
  • If you add another foreign language under Tools | Settings (options) | Language | View and only want to display the texts in the symbols in the foreign language, the other texts (such as the texts in the frame) will remain in the set project language.
  • With the new check box Hide extensions with an underscore, e.g. for additional parts (-F1_1 becomes -F1) under Tools | Settings (options) | View, the extensions with an underscore are hidden for all elements (e.g., even for additional parts).
  • If the 3D overlay points for cabinet elements are defined via the Tools | Cabinet | 3D overlay points function, these settings are correctly displayed in the properties dialog of the elements under Cabinet Component 3D.
  • Under Tools | Settings (options) | View | Colors elements you can correctly create and select custom colors.


Phoenix Contact interface

  • The export of a terminal strip from the Terminal Manager to Phoenix PROJECT complete works correctly.
  • During the Phoenix PROJECT complete planning export, the Ref. names of the terminal strips are also transferred to the Phoenix tool and displayed there. In addition, the DIN rails and the terminal strips placed there as well as the levels of the multi-level terminals are output correctly.
  • During the Phoenix PROJECT complete planning import, the terminal position numbers (TPN) of multi-level terminals are transferred correctly.
  • If the Replace wire jumpers with plug-in jumpers check box is selected for the Phoenix PROJECT complete planning export, the plug-in jumpers are correctly displayed in the plan after the subsequent re-import.
  • During the Phoenix PROJECT complete marking export, all output fields copied from the Cable chart placeholder list are exported correctly.
  • During the the Phoenix PROJECT complete marking export, the aspects defined as output fields are exported correctly.
  • The Phoenix PROJECT complete marking templates (*.wsPKL) have been moved from the WSCAD directory \Templates\Phoenix to \Settings\Phoenix Contact.

Other interfaces

  • For the calculation of the control cabinet air conditioning with the software ProClima from the company Schneider Electric, the entry Schneider Electric | ProClima has been added to the main menu Interface.
  • For the Siemens TIA interface, the import of PLC elements that are composed of several elements, such as a Head Unit and a Base Unit, has been extended. The current TIA file format V1.2.0 is also supported. This enables users to use the new format definitions when importing into the WSCAD software. When exporting from the WSCAD software, the old formats (V1.0.0/V1.1.0) and the new format can be selected.
  • The entry Weidmüller Rail Designer was removed from the Export menu of the Terminal Manager and also from the Output to list in the Terminal charts configuration dialog because the program no longer exists.
  • All rotated elements are output correctly via Interfaces | Production | Steinhauer PWA.


  • For the PLM interface PRO.FILE, the entry Export PDF multilingual has been introduced in the Save to PRO.FILE dialog. The gearwheel symbol opens the PDF Export wizard. This saves the project (or just individual documents) for each selected language in a separate PDF file and transfers it to PRO.FILE.
  • When saving a WSCAD project to PRO.FILE, the project metadata is also transferred to the DXF and PDF document types.
  • Under Tools | Settings (options) | PRO.FILE | Document attributes, self-created, project-specific user attributes can be assigned to the PRO.FILE document attributes.
  • If no values are entered in the WSCAD settings for the document attributes and the part attributes, it is still possible to save to PRO.FILE.
  • When a project with PRO.FILE-IDs is copied, the PRO.FILE-IDs are deleted in the copy. The IDs are only assigned after being saved to PRO.FILE for the first time.

CE module (Cabinet Engineering)

  • If a contact of a contactor is placed on another free contact of the contactor in the Contactor Manager, the changes are correctly displayed on the cabinet page after routing.
  • Duplicated elements can be placed directly on the cabinet door. The mounting support does not prevent this.
  • If a cable duct is placed on the corner of a mounting plate and its position and that of the parent (mounting plate) are set accordingly in the properties dialog of the cable duct in the Cabinet Component menu item, the distance to the zero point is calculated correctly with 0 mm.

BA module (Building Automation)

  • 300 revised and new macros for building automation (e.g., cooling technology) are also supplied.
  • The new, revised VDI 3814 is already supported. Here, the function lists of VDI 3814 and 3813 have been combined into one function list. This new function list is already included in the WSCAD software.
  • The data point management has been adapted. Properties (e.g., BACnet) can now be conveniently specified for each data point.
  • Extension of the BA part database with new fields for the communication profile. These fields can be evaluated in the new function list.
  • New radio buttons and new columns have been created in the BA Data Points dialog and in the Data Point Browser. In addition, there are placeholders for the new fields for the material list and the function list.
  • The placeholders Signal classification, Explanation and BA object name have been added for the function lists.
  • In the BA data points dialog, the column settings for visibility, sequence and size are saved on exiting the dialog.
  • The setting for the Database connection check box in the BA data points dialog of a BA symbol is adopted for all BA symbols copied from this element.
  • The data point key plugin BKS_Open has been extended. In the Project management list, it is now also possible to select additional information that was defined under the project defaults for document folders and pages. This means that more project, document folder and page information can now be used for the automated creation of the data point key.
  • The data point key plugins for symbol texts in the data point key have been improved.
  • If you use a page macro with multiple copied elements on different BA pages, unique data point GUIDs are generated for them.
  • The order of the cables, as they are arranged in the BA symbol, is retained after executing the wizard for numbering the references (including the cables).
  • In the properties dialog of a BA element, in the menu item Cable, the table columns can be shown and hidden.

EI module (Electrical Installation)

  • 50 new macros according to RAL-RG 678 for electrical installation are also supplied. With these established standard macros, installation plans can be created much faster.
  • With the function Tools | Check | All faulty or missing connection points of EI laying systems are displayed in the error list.
  • Symbols on an EI page can be enlarged to a maximum factor of 1.9E+10 and placed correctly. The minimum factor is 1E-3 (0.001).
  • The function Set frames also works on EI pages.
  • If laying systems that are located in the same installation zone intersect, the connection points are displayed correctly. No connection points are displayed for intersecting laying systems in different installation zones.
  • If you change the number of the first EI page and then insert a new page, it will be inserted correctly with number 1.
  • Copying and pasting a grid ceiling works correctly.
  • If the walls of a room are automatically connected on an EI page, the room is also displayed as closed in the 3D representation.

Add-On Project Wizard

  • In the dialog Macro variable: Insert values (accessible via the context menu command Current grouped values of a macro in the Project Wizard) the values of the channel addresses can be deleted correctly.
  • If multiple macros containing the same PLC channel variables are used in the Project Wizard, only different data points can be assigned to the same PLC channel variables via the macro context menu command Current grouped values.

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