AutoCAD Electrical


AutoCAD Electrical Fundamentals covers the indispensable core topics for working with AutoCAD Electrical. Learn to create schematic drawings (ladder logic and point to point), panel drawings, and PLC-I/O circuits using automated commands for symbol insertion, component tagging, wire numbering, and drawing modification. In addition, the training guide introduces methods of customizing AutoCAD Electrical symbols, circuits, and databases. Other topics covered include title block linking, reporting tools, templates, and project files.

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The main objective would be for the delegate to draw a single line diagram, schematic and eventually end of the process by providing a bill of materials.

Who Should Attend ?
Anyone who is required to draw electrical diagrams or electrical schematics.

Prerequisites :

It is recommended that delegates have a working knowledge of one or more of the following :

  • Drafting, design or engineering principles.
  • Proficient in using AutoCAD.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 or 10.

Duration : 3 Days


  • Set up an AutoCAD drawing.
  • Use construction commands to create a new drawing.
  • Use editing commands to modify an existing drawing.
  • Setup and work with multiple layouts in the paper space environment in AutoCAD.
  • Create detail drawings using multi-scale viewports and paper space detailing techniques.
  • Create construction drawings with blocks, attributes, and hatching.
  • Use tables and table styles to create schedules for construction drawings.
  • Create presentation drawings with solid and gradient fills.
  • Use sheet sets to create multi-file plotting sets.
  • Use publishing techniques to prepare drawing sets for distribution over the internet.
  • Use external references to create a 2D Assembly drawing set.
  • Add raster images to a 2D assembly drawing set.
  • Create and work with Fields and Drawing Properties


Basic Workflow

– Design Environment
– Project Basics
– Project Manager
– Project Drawing List
– Moving Through Projects
– Managing Projects
– Schematic Wiring
– Wires and Ladders
– Point-to-Point Wiring
– Wire Numbers and Leaders

Basic Workflow

– Source and Destination Signals
– Schematic Components
– Inserting Schematic Symbols
– Inserting Schematic Components from Lists
– Connectors
– Terminals, Multiple Level Terminals, and Jumpers
– Circuits
– Multiple Phase Circuits
– Circuit Builder

Schematic Reports

– Schematic Reports

Panel Layouts

– Creating Panel Layouts
– Using the DIN Rail Tool
– Using the Terminal Strip Editor
– Panel Layout Annotation and Report

Settings and Configurations

– Creating Wire Types
– Using Reference Files
– Drawing Properties
– Project Properties
– Setup, Templates, and Configuration Custom Components
– Schematic Symbols
– Icon Menu System
– Panel Footprints

Custom Data

– Managing Part Catalog Databases
– Editing the Pin List Database
– Editing the Terminal Properties Database
– Updating Title Block Attributes

Automation Tools

– Updating Schematics from Spreadsheets
– Generating Automatic Reports

Schematic Editing

– Basic Utilities
– Copy Catalog and Location Values
– Swapping and Updating Blocks
– Using the Auditing Tools
– Update and Retag Drawings

Advanced Tools

– Adding Wire Data to Footprints
– Managing Cables