AutoCAD Electrical Essentials Training Course



This course is designed for new users of AutoCAD Electrical. Previous basic knowledge of computers and AutoCAD is required. The course is aimed at Electrical Engineers who have good understanding of the electrical design process

This course teaches the production of Electrical Schematic Drawing, Terminal Plan Drawing, Bill of Materials in various formats, Connection List reports and other associated reports using AutoCAD Electrical. We work up at least one project from a blank starting point, and include during this project the generation of new symbol elements. It is entirely practical, with a hands-onapproach and you will have your own professional CAD computer. You will be given your own bound set of course notes, which includes a reference guide.


The primary objective of this course is for delegates to learn the basic commands necessary for creating professional electrical controls drawings with AutoCAD Electrical software. Note: We normally train on the latest version. During the course delegates will cover:

Introduction / Overview:

  •  Introduction to the course
  •  Overview of AutoCAD® Electrical
  •  Overview of screen layout including ribbons etc.

Company Standards / Template:

  •  Defining company and drawing standards
  •  Creating a new project
  •  Creating new drawings, including looking at drawing record card information and defining drawing types etc

Drawing Production:

  •  Drawing Single phase and Multi-phase wires
  •  Insertion of Symbols
  •  Numbering of wires & components
  •  Defining Installation and Location
  •  Defining manufacturer and part number information
  •  Setting and numbering of terminals
  •  Cross referencing of components and equipotentials

Single Line Production:

  •  Creation of single line, topology, overview drawings from the detailed design


  •  Creating typical PLC drawings
  •  Manipulation of the Terminal Plan
  •  Report creation
  •  Customisation of reports Panel Layout:
  •  Defining ducting and DIN rail
  •  Automatic insertion of footprints from schematic
  •  Defining non-schematic components
  •  Scaling and dimensioning your assembly

Panel Layout:

  • Defining ducting and DIN rail
  • Automatic insertion of footprints from schematic
  • Defining non-schematic components
  • Scaling and dimensioning your assembly Management:
  • Organising your project into folders Customisation:
  • Creation of a schematic symbol
  • Building the symbol into the Icon Menu
  • Creation of a New Part within the Manufacturers Parts Database
  • Associating a manufacturers footprint
  • Saving a circuit

AutoCAD Electrical Essentials Training Course pdf



    The entire Autodesk software portfolio is offered on a scheduled, private or customised basis at any of our dedicated training centres in seven locations across the UK.

    Each of our training suites is laid out classroom style for a maximum of 6 delegates. This class size ensures that the pace of the course is not adversely affected, learning is maximised and there is enough individual time for everyone with the trainer. Each person will have their own PC with the appropriate course software installed and will be given a copy of any relevant course material.

    Lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the course.

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