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Editorial review


Margie Smeer Senior editor

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 7.3
ProfiCAD offers you an easy way to design electrical diagrams, electronic circuits, and also hydraulics and pneumatic systems. The program is especially useful both for engineers and for students that want to improve their electronics knowledge level.
ProfiCAD comes with a large library of predefined objects and allows you to customize your project in many ways.

As a former electronics student, I was really impressed by the tools ProfiCAD had to offer. Its comprehensive gallery of objects includes graphical representations for electronic symbols, and also for pneumatic diagrams, trunking systems, hydraulics, and many others.

By using this application, you can design various systems and customize them in many ways. For example, while testing the program, I easily managed to build a security alarm system in which I included components like automatic locks, motion detectors, alarms, and even a central monitoring station.

In my opinion, even though this program is quite expensive, it proves to be a reliable tool for anyone who designs electronic circuits.


  • Includes a large library of electrical symbols.
  • Offers a lot of editing options.
  • Intuitive user interface.


  • Quite expensive.
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What's new in version 8.1

Rotating and flipping images
The program supports the following ways to rotate images:
- Using the menu Object - Rotate
- In panel Properties - item angle (enter tenths of degrees, e.g. 30° enter as 300)
- By dragging the round handle of the image. The angle is adjusted in steps of 15°. If the Shift key is being pressed, any angle can be adjusted.
Flipping images
- Use menu commands Object - Flip. You can also use icons on the toolbar.
Line ends
- Lines can end in one of the three configurations:
- Line ends can be specified in panel Properties.

What's new in version 7.5

Minor fixes.

What's new in version 7.4

- Ability to specify the shape of wire endings.

- Shapes of the wire endings are determined by the software automatically. Should you need to change them later, you can do so in the Properties panel.

What's new in version 6.6

Text alignment

It is possible to set the text alignment mode using the new icons on the toolbar.

List of wires - Export

The list of wires can be copied to the Windows clipboard using a new "Copy to Clipboard" button and then pasted for example into MS Excel using the Ctrl V shortcut.
Print Symbols

In the paid version it is possible to print the symbols from your library using the menu command "File - Print Symbols". A dialog window appears where you can select the group(s) of symbols you want to print. You can also specify the density of the symbols, i. e. how many symbols should printed side by side.

What's new in version 6.5

This version brings a reference grid for better orientation in large drawings (File - Options - Document - Reference Grid). You can specify along which edges the grid will be displayed. It is also possible to enable centering marks.

Publisher's description

This official description applies to version 8.1

ProfiCAD is a program designed for drawing of electrical and electronic diagrams, schematics, control circuit diagrams. The program can also be used for pneumatics, hydraulics and other types of technical diagrams. It supports automatic numbering of symbols, generation of netlists, lists of wires, bills of material, drawing of striped wires and further advanced features.

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