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Electronic and electrical design software

Transform, simplify and accelerate complex electrical and electronic (E/E) systems development processes. Enable experimentation, simulation and optimization of new ideas and designs to boost your innovation and derive greater value for your business.

Why use electronic and electrical design software?

Products are becoming smarter and more complex as they offer enhanced capabilities, interactivity and adaptability to meet user needs. The E/E systems that support such highly complex functions are also growing in complexity, making the design of electrical, electronic and embedded software and network components more difficult.

To stay competitive, you must find ways to manage this exploding complexity and develop robust E/E systems at an accelerated pace, without compromising quality.

According to Lifecycle Insights’ Engineering Executive Strategic Agenda study:


of engineers report the complexity of electrical distribution systems is increasing or increasing greatly.


of engineers report the complexity of electronics is increasing or increasing greatly.


of engineers report the complexity of embedded software is increasing or increasing greatly.

How do you develop more robust and competitive E/E systems to create more efficient, reliable and functional products — faster and cheaper?

Implement an E/E systems development solution that creates a digital thread, enabling electrical, software, mechanical and other key domains to work together. This integrated approach leads to a more automated development process.

Benefits of electronic and electrical design solutions

An E/E systems development solution enables you to connect your systems, data and people to design and develop high-quality, robust E/E systems. Create E/E systems faster and more efficiently while incorporating all components: electrical, electronic, embedded software and network communications.

Accelerate E/E systems design with Capital

Streamline E/E systems development and get the right design the first time. Ensure traceability of components, requirements, design and changes throughout the development cycle. Verify and validate E/E systems early and continuously.

Explore our integrated solutions for E/E systems development:

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E/E architecture and systems

  • E/E architecture optimization and verification
  • E/E function definition and consolidation
  • Electrical, electronics and software specification
  • E/E systems data management and integration
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Software optimization

  • Embedded software architecture design
  • AUTOSAR embedded software implementation 
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Network communication design

  • Network design, optimization and verification
  • Communications implementation
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Electrical subsystem and harness

  • Electrical systems engineering
  • Electrical document publication and use
  • Wiring harness design
  • Wiring harness manufacturing

30-day free electronic design software trial

  • Fully licensed software with sample files and guided tutorials
  • No massive downloads or lengthy installations
  • Ready to go! Instant access anytime, anywhere
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Capital is a true electrical collaboration platform that provides the digital continuity we need across a broad range of critical tasks to get EV electrical systems to customers faster.
Kishi Shingo, Executive Officer, PUES

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Frequently asked questions

How does electronic and electrical design software support E/E systems development?

An E/E systems development solution enables you to simplify and accelerate complex E/E systems development processes. By connecting your systems, data and people, you can design and develop robust E/E systems more efficiently. Our holistic solution incorporates all components of E/E systems: electrical, electronic, embedded software and network communications.

Why should manufacturers adopt an electronic and electrical design software solution for E/E systems development?

An electronic and electrical design software solution for E/E systems development equips your team to avoid inefficiencies and achieve the right E/E systems design the first time. Our solution helps ensure traceability of components, requirements, design and changes throughout the development cycle, as well as verify and validate E/E systems continuously throughout the development cycle. In addition to achieving more automated and optimized development processes, you will be able to realize other benefits, such as:

  • Automation of difficult and repetitive tasks, providing your engineers with more time for creative innovation
  • Reduced development and compliance costs, development cycle times and time-to-market
  • Improved cross-discipline collaboration, enabling better design optimization
  • Reduced project risk, such as late delivery and product recalls

What other solutions can our electronic and electrical design software integrate with?

Our integrated E/E systems development solution is open and interoperable. This means it is built to integrate with other Siemens or third-party systems, such as product lifecycle management, mechanical computer-aided design, application lifecycle management and others. It creates an unbroken digital thread with adjacent domains to ensure seamless access to data and information for a more comprehensive development flow.

How does a model-based approach to E/E systems development enhance the development process?

Model-based E/E systems development enables you to leverage models to delve deeper into the specifics of electrical and electronic components. With this approach, you can address detailed aspects such as circuit designs, software functionalities, hardware interactions and E/E system integration within the larger system. Using these model-based principles, you can automate complex systems integration tasks and continuously verify and validate results.

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