I'm looking for free software to create drawings of communication cables eg. DE-9, RJ-45, Ribbon Cables, and Molex. I can't seem to find any software that comes with images of the connectors that can also be used to show how the cable is wired. I've done some cable drawings by hand, but I'm really looking for a way to create more professional looking drawings without spending days creating the connector drawings myself in AutoCAD. I’d like to find software like Fritzing, but with a bigger collection of parts. They have DB-25, but not DE-9. What software do people use to create drawings of a cable?
I do not think there is good software for this. Most people use Visio or a clone. For example, here's a library of connectors for Visio. And you can change connector colors for different wire colors, add notes for sizes, etc. Otherwise I think there's not much - this is one of those million-dollar ideas that I stare in the face and ignore on a daily basis.
Fritzing has user submitted parts at:
There's not even that much available if you're willing to spend thousands.
Here's a teaser from Solidworks.