What Will I Learn?

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.



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 drawings and how to work with them

Wire and wire numbers

The 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 numbers 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

You will learn how to use the PLC file editor database

How to use Excel Spreadsheet to PLC I/O Utility and how to automate the creation of plc drawings

How to export information from the created drawing to the spreadsheet

How to edit the data of the PLC spreadsheet



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 circles, rectangles, and so on, learning this part can be helpful for creating new symbols in the next sections

Working with the status bar is another useful option to facilitate the procedure of drawing



The most useful part in creating circuits,

How to insert components and use catalog browser

Editing components including moving. scooting, copying, aligning, and deleting them

How to use multiple insert tools 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



Creating footprints and editing them

Adding balloon and working with it

Describing din rail and how to insert it



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



Saving circuits by using Wblock

How to save your circuit to the Icon menu

Inserting the saved circuits

Building and configuring a circuit using circuit builder tool to create and insert your circuit with the right attributes automatically



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



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



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



- 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?

1. Inroduction

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1 introduction Show
2 Interface Show

2. Chapter 1

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1 Creating Project Show
2 Creating New Drawing Show
3 Copy Project Buy Course
4 Switching and Removing Drawing Buy Course

3. Chapter 2

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1 Inserting Wire and Wire Type Buy Course
2 Wire Angles Buy Course
3 Stretching Wire Buy Course
4 Trimming Wire Buy Course
5 Wire Type Buy Course
6 Wire Number and Edit Buy Course
7 Wire Number and Edit - Part 2 Buy Course
8 Wire Marker Show
9 Cable Marker Buy Course
10 Signal Source and Destination Buy Course
11 Wire Number in 3Phase Bus Buy Course
12 Fan in Fan Out Buy Course
13 Wire Gap Buy Course

4. Chapter 3

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1 Ladder Buy Course
2 Add Rung Buy Course
3 Scooting Ladder Buy Course

5. Chapter 4

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1 Draw Shape Buy Course
2 Modify Drawing Buy Course
3 Status Bar Buy Course

6. Chapter 5

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1 Inserting Component Buy Course
2 Edit Component Buy Course
3 Pin Number Buy Course
4 Catalogue Browser Buy Course
5 Component Move and Scoot Buy Course
6 Component Multi Insert Buy Course
7 Component Parent and Child Buy Course
8 Copy Component Buy Course
9 Align and Delete Component Buy Course
10 Editing Attributes Buy Course
11 Adding Attributes Buy Course
12 Multiple Bus Buy Course

7. Chapter 6

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1 Inserting Footprint Buy Course
2 Creating Panel Layout Buy Course
3 Edit Footprint Part 2 Buy Course
4 Adding Balloon Buy Course
5 Inserting Din Rail Buy Course

8. Chapter 7

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1 Inserting Connector Buy Course
2 Insert A Break of the Connector Buy Course
3 Parent and Child Component Buy Course
4 Edit Connector Buy Course
5 Edit Connector - part 2 Buy Course
6 Splitting a Connector Buy Course
7 Connectors Using Point to Point Wiring Buy Course

9. Chapter 8

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1 Saving Circuits By Using wblock Buy Course
2 Save Circuits to Icon Menu Buy Course
3 Inserting Saved Circuit Buy Course

10. Chapter 9

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1 Inserting Terminal Symbols Buy Course
2 Inserting Terminal From Schematic List Buy Course
3 Copying Terminal Block Properties Buy Course
4 Editing Jumpers Buy Course

11. Chapter 10

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1 Inserting PLC Buy Course
2 Inserting Spacers and Breaks Buy Course
3 Inserting PLC Full Unit Buy Course
4 Inserting PLC as Parent and Child Buy Course
5 Tagging PLC Based on Pic Input Output Address Buy Course

12. Chapter 11

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1 Creating New Symbol Buy Course
2 Adding New Symbol to Icon Menu Buy Course

13. Chapter 12

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1 Update Title Block Buy Course

14. Chapter 13

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1 Prepare Report Buy Course
2 Missing the Catalogue Data Buy Course
3 Electrical Audit Buy Course
4 Auditing Drawing Buy Course

  • AutoCAD Electrical (2016-2017-2018-2019, 2020, 2021)



Language: English

Sharable Certificate

Level: Intermediate

Access: Self Paced

Documents: 14

Videos: 68

Tests: 0

Published Date: 2022/03/02

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