AutoDesk AutoCad Electrical


Course Objective:

AutoCAD® Electrical Training Follow real-world examples in this training course for a quick start to using Autodesk's AutoCAD Electrical. The lessons of instructor-led training in this course will introduce the AutoCAD Electrical user to the full capabilities of the application. The lessons include new drawing setup, working with ladders, creating and managing PLCs, interfacing with external spreadsheets, creating components, symbols, reports and much more. AutoCAD® Electrical is a 2D design solution created for electrical control designers by electrical control designers. This AutoCAD-based application enables you to create and modify electrical control drawings while maintaining a seamless integration with the AutoCAD



Design Environment

  • Environment Comparisons
  • User Interface & Help System
  • Symbol Libraries and Search Paths


Basic Workflow

  • Inserting rungs, wire, and standard components
  • Insert Relays and Contacts
  • Add Wire Numbers and Create BOM Report


Project Manager

  • Project Manager Description
  • Creating a New Project


Project Drawing List

  • Creating New Drawings
  • Editing the Drawing List
  • Adding Drawing Descriptions and Sections
  • Changing the Drawing List Display


Batch Plotting


Moving Through Project Drawings

  • Selecting Drawings in the Project Manager


Managing Projects

  • Opening, Activating, and Closing Projects
  • The Project File
  • Copying Projects


Wires and Ladders

  • About Wires and Wire Type Layers
  • Inserting and Trimming Wires
  • Defining and Inserting Ladders
  • Revising Ladders and Inserting Rungs
  • Location Referencing


Point-to-Point Wiring

  • Introduction and the Multiple Wire Bus Tool
  • Insert Splice, Bend Wire and Auto Routing


Wire Numbers and Leaders

  • About Wire Numbers
  • Adding Wire Numbers and Wire Number Copies.
  • Editing Wire Numbers
  • Wire Number Leaders and Configuration Options


Source and Destination Signal Arrows

  • Inserting Source and Destination Signals
  • Completing a Source and Destination Signal Circuit


Inserting Schematic Symbols

  • Insert Component Icon Menu Interface
  • Insert/Edit Component Dialog Box-Part1
  • Insert/Edit Component Dialog Box-Part2
  • Insert/Edit Component Dialog Box-Part3



  • Parent-Child Connectors
  • Creating Parametric Connectors
  • Editing Parametric Connectors


Terminals, Multiple Level Terminals, and Jumpers

  • About Terminals
  • Multiple Level Terminal Associations
  • Terminal Jumpers



  • Moving, Copying, and Inserting Circuits
  • Saving and Inserting Circuits to the Icon Menu


Multiple Phase Circuits

  • Creating Multiple Phase Circuits


Schematic Reports

  • Report Types and Report Generator
  • Report Generator Formatting
  • Component, Wire From/To, and Component Wiring Reports


Creating Panel Layouts

  • Inserting Footprints from the Icon Menu.
  • Inserting Footprints from a Schematic List
  • Inserting Multiple Footprints from a Schematic List
  • Inserting Nameplates


Using the Terminal Strip Editor

  • Using the Terminal Strip Editor, Selection and Editing
  • Adding Spares and Accessories, and Inserting as Graphical and Tabular data.


Panel Layout Annotation and Reports

  • Panel Configuration Settings
  • Annotating panel footprints by assigning item numbers and balloons.
  • Panel Reports


Creating Wire Types

  • Creating and Managing Wire Types


Using Reference Files

  • Using Reference Files


Drawing Properties

  • Drawing Properties and Default Settings, Pt.1
  • Drawing Properties and Default Settings, Pt.2
  • Drawing Properties and Default Settings, Pt.3
  • WD_M Block


Project Properties

  • Project Properties and Default Settings
  • Settings Compare


Schematic Symbols

  • Schematic Symbol Definition and Naming Convention
  • Symbol Data, Wire Connection, and Link Attributes
  • Symbol Builder Tool, Standard Attributes
  • Symbol Builder Tool, Wire Connections and Other Attributes


Icon Menu System

  • Icon Menu Wizard
  • Adding a Submenu and Managing Icons


Panel Footprints

  • Defining Panel Footprints
  • Creating a Panel Footprint
  • Footprint Lookup Database


Managing Part Catalog Databases

  • Defining the Part Catalog Database
  • Adding a Part Catalog Number
  • Adding a Part Catalog SubAssembly
  • Adding Multiple Catalog items.


Editing the Pin List Database

  • About the Pinlist Database and How It Works
  • Adding a New Entry to the Pinlist Database


Updating Title Block Attributes

  • Title Block Mapping Options and Formatting
  • Using the Title Block Setup Tool
  • Updating the Title Block Attributes


Updating Schematics from Spreadsheets

  • Updating Schematics Using an External Editor


Generating Automatic Reports

  • Creating Report Format Files
  • Creating Report Groups and Generating Reports Automatically


Working with Autodesk Vault

  • Logging into Vault and Checking in Projects and Drawings
  • Checking Out Drawings and File Status


Using PLC I/O Modules

  • Basic PLC Components
  • Inserting Parametric PLC Modules


Using the PLC Database File Editor

  • Module Specifications and Attribute Data
  • Terminal List and Settings


PLC I/O Address-Based Tagging

  • PLC I/O Address-Based Tagging for Components and Wire Numbers


Using the Spreadsheet to PLC I/O Utility

  • Spreadsheet PLC I/O Utility Setup and Configuration
  • Spreadsheet Layout and Formatting


Adding Wire Data to Footprints

  • Editing Wire Connection Sequences
  • Transferring Wire Connection Data From Schematic to Panel Drawings


Managing Cables

  • Using the Cable Marker Symbols and Wire Fan In/Fan Out Utilities, Part 1.
  • Using the Cable Marker Symbols and Wire Fan In/Fan Out Utilities, Part 2.



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