Course curriculum

  • 2

    How to work with Project Manager

    • Creating Project

    • Creating new Drawing

    • Copy Project

    • Switching and Removing Drawing

  • 3

    How to Create Wire and Wire numbers and Editing them

    • Inserting Wire and Wire Type

    • Wire angles

    • Stretching Wire

    • Trimming Wire

    • WireType

    • Wire number and Edit part1

    • Wire number and Edit part2

    • Wire Marker

    • Cable Marker

    • Signal Source and Destination

    • Wire number in 3phase bus

    • Fan in -Fan out

    • Wire Gap

    • Tee Marker

    • Trace and Check Wire

  • 4

    How to work with Ladders

    • Inserting Ladders

    • Adding Rung

    • Scooting Ladder

  • 5

    How to work with Drawing Tools and Status bar

    • drawing shapes

    • Modify Drawing

    • Status bar

  • 6

    How to use components

    • Inserting component

    • Edit component

    • Pin Number

    • Catalog Browser

    • Component move and scoot

    • using multiple insert for component

    • Component Parent and Child

    • copy component

    • Aligning and Deleting component

    • Editing Attributes

    • Adding attributes

    • Multiple Bus

  • 7

    How to Create Panel Footprints and Editing them

    • Inserting Footprint

    • Creating Panel Layout

    • Editing Footprint part2

    • Adding Balloon

    • Inserting Din rail

    • using circuit builder to build and configure a circuit

  • 8

    How to work with Connectors

    • Inserting Connector

    • Insert a Break of the Connector

    • Parent and Child Component

    • Editing Connector part1

    • Editing Connector part2

    • Splitting Connector

    • connectors using point to point

  • 9

    How to use circuits

    • Saving circuits by using Wblock

    • Save circuit to Icon Menu

    • Inserting Saved Circuit

  • 10

    How to work with Terminals

    • Inserting Terminal Symbols

    • Inserting Terminal from Schematic list

    • Copying Terminal Block properties

    • Editing Jumpers

  • 11

    How to use PLC modules

    • Inserting PLC

    • Inserting Spacers and Breakes

    • Inserting PLC Fullunit

    • Inserting PLC as Parent and Child

    • Tagging PLC based on PLC input output address

  • 12

    How to create new Symbols and add them

    • Creating new Symbols

    • Adding new symbol to Icon menu

  • 13

    Working with Title Blocks

    • Update Title Block

  • 14

    How to prepare Report

    • Preparing Report

    • Missing Catalog Data

    • Electrical Audit

    • Auditing Drawing

AutoCAD Electrical Introduction

AutoCAD Electrical has always been a great tool for engineers and designers to deliver professional work. It is the most popular software of choice for designing and developing professional electrical drawings, PLC diagrams, control and power circuits, and mechanical drawing in any industry. 

In this comprehensive course, you will learn all about the AutoCAD Electrical toolset and toolbar options which helps you design PLC modules, panels, control cabinets, wiring diagrams, and more. We will learn how to create accurate and standards schematics and electrical drawings step by step. 

Forough Jahangard is a professional Electrical engineer with years of experience both in the industry and academic setting. She will be showing you how to design ladder diagrams, wiring, develop custom symbols and add annotations to your drawing. You will learn how to create title blocks and run reports professionally. PLC symbols and creating automatic ladder diagrams is one of the most useful features in AutoCAD electrical that you will get the chance to master in this course.

The content of this course is being constantly updated and the other needed sections will be added.

The summary of each section content is listed below:

Introduction to the Interface

  • AutoCAD Electrical Interface using templates to create new drawings
  • Covering the Interface of AutoCAD electrical and how to use
  • Methods to zoom in or zoom out on the screen


Project Manager

How to create projects and new drawing and how to work with them

Wire and wire numbers

  • Wire is the needed tool to get started with drawing
  • Inserting wire and modifying it such as stretching, trimming
  • Inserting wire at angles
  • How to work with wire number and how to edit wire numbers
  • How to use wire marker
  • How to use cable marker
  • How to work with Signal source and destination that is an essential tool to apply wire cross-referencing
  • Wire numbering in three-phase
  • Working with Fan-in and Fan-out tool, the helpful tool to converge multiple wires into one line
  • How to use Wire gap and tee marker is presented
  • Checking wire or tracing the wire is the other helpful part that provides the method to reduce the mistakes of your drawing


Ladders

This is an essential tool that is commonly used during drafting.

  • Creating ladders
  • Adding Rungs
  • Modifying ladders and scooting
  • Drawing Shapes and how to use the status bar
  • How to draw new shapes such as circle, rectangle, and so on, learning this part can be helpful for creating new symbols in the next section
  • Working with the status bar is another useful option to facilitate the procedure of drawing


Components

  • The most useful part in creating circuits,
  • How to insert components and using catalog browser
  • Editing components including moving. scooting, copying, aligning, and deleting them
  • How to use multiple insert tool to insert components
  • The parent and child component need to be learned, and how to create a parent-child relationship is provided in this section
  • Working with attributes of components and editing them
  • How to create multiple buses for components and also wires is explained


Panel

  • Creating footprints and editing them
  • Adding balloon and working with it
  • Describing din rail and how to insert it


Connector

  • Describing connector as a component and how to insert and edit it
  • Inserting break in connectors and how to split them
  • Using parent and child connectors
  • Connectors using point to point


Circuits

  • Saving circuits by using Wblock
  • How to save your circuit to the Icon menu
  • Inserting the saved circuits


Terminals

  • This is one of the most widely used peripherals in the electricity industry which is available in AutoCAD electrical
  • Inserting terminals and using the schematic list to insert them
  • Copying terminal block properties
  • Editing Jumpers


PLC

Another useful equipment that is widely used to control industrial process and AutoCAD electrical provides this module to use it in your drawings

  • You will learn how to insert PLC and PLC full unit modules
  • How to insert PLC module as a parent and child
  • Tagging plc based on PLC input output


Symbols

the useful feature in AutoCAD electrical when a symbol is not available in the icon menu and you need to create a new symbol to use in your drawing


You will learn how to create new symbols and add new symbols to the icon menu


Title Blocks

You will learn How to edit or update your title block automatically instead of editing it manually


Report

  • How to prepare a report of your circuit including information on the components
  • Using missing catalog data tool to display the catalog data which is missed
  • How to use an Electrical audit tool to detect the problems of incomplete components or wires
  • Using dwg audit tool to detect the errors related to wire connections


Are you ready to start the journey to learn a new skill? 


Instructor(s)

Senior Electrical & Electronic Instructor

Forough Jahangard

Forough is a professional Electrical engineer with over a decade experience in preparing drawings, schematics using AUTOCAD software for lighting, fire alarm systems, and electrical wiring. She has worked with different clients in both residential and commercial areas. In addition, she has helped clients with petrochemical and complex plant design needs throughout her career. She also supports her clients with professional engineering services such as preparing, signing, sealing and submitting electrical engineering plans of buildings. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Electronics engineering with a thesis on the object quality control using image processing by Matlab software. She is passionate about teaching and mentoring others and has worked as a professional lecturer and professor, teaching engineering topics to a variety of students and professionals alike.

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