Since AutoCAD Electrical 2015 it has been possible to associate catalog value to a 2D symbol in a SYMBOL2D field. The next time you select the catalog record, the symbol is available for insertion.
See the video-clip how to associate motor starter catalog value to a 2D symbol via editing database:
How to link a catalog value to a 2D symbol
You can create a link also when inserting schematic symbol (Map symbol to catalog number):