AutoCAD Electrical from beginner to expert

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  • Self-paced with Life Time Access
  • Certificate on Completion
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  • 57 Students Enrolled


AutoCAD Electrical:

Difference between CAD and CADE (CAD Electrical):-

  • Tells about the basic advantages of AutoCAD electrical over normal CAD.
  • Different types of wires and wire layers:-
  • This session is the first step for an electrical engineer to get into ACADE.
  • Inserting components from CAD library:-
  • Must know the function to set the component scale and rotation angle.
  • Source and destination arrows:-
  • This is one of the most useful features in AutoCAD Electrical, which enables to do easy wire cross-referencing (From and To).
  • Creating intelligent title blocks with ladder cross-referencing:-
  • Many times people do manual editing in each title block individually and with a thorough understanding in the “title block” function within ACADE, one can do the changes in all sheets in one go.
  • Component and source-destination arrow cross-referencing:-
  • In electrical circuits, we use parent and child components (eg. Coil and Contacts of a relay) in different parts of a project. In order to study and read one circuit, it is always necessary to trace the locations of all the parts of one component. This automatic cross-referencing is another major advantage of ACADE.

Project Manager functions:-

  • Managing a project in a proper way is as important as creating a set of drawings. This skill makes you a perfect professional design engineer.
  • How to create new symbols and user circuits:-
  • The more and more you use ACADE, you may require more components and circuits which is not there in the standard CAD library. By creating new standard user circuits and symbols you will become master of this art.

NEMA and IEC electrical circuit:-

These are the two major standards which normally use to design electrical circuits. In this session, we will use both the standards to design the same circuit and will spot the difference.

Finally, we will do one sample project covering Single Line Diagram, Panel Layouts, Cable tray layouts, Room layouts, Schematic (Wiring) diagram, and generating Bill of Materials.

1. Introduction and Wires


B) Inserting Wires

C) Different Wire Types

D) Trimming Wires

E) Wire Numbers

2. Components

A) Inserting Components

B) Editing Components

C) Copying Components

D) Deleting Components

E) Component Cross-Reference

3. Customizing Wire Numbers

A) Different types of Wire Numbering

B) Adding a prefix to Wire Numbers

4. Customizing Component Cross-Reference

A) Different types of Cross Referencing

B) Customizing Tagging

C) Customizing Cross-Reference

5. Creating Circuits (PRACTICAL)

A) Sample circuit using Wires & Components


  • Basic Ladders
  • Inserting Components in Ladders
  • Ladders for Title Block

Symbol Builder

  • Adding Attributes
  • Creating New Components

Title Blocks

  • Adding Attributes
  • Making Blocks
  • Creating Standard Title Blocks

Customizing Title Blocks

  • Different types of Title Blocks
  • Creating Title blocks with different X & Y-Axis

Incomer & Drive Panel (PRACTICAL)

  • Single Line Diagram Concept
  • Creating Schematic from SLD
  • Schematic of Main Incomer Panel
  • Schematic of Drive Panel

Drive With Bypass (PRACTICAL)

  • Schematic of Drive With Bypass

Control Circuits

  • Inserting Ladders
  • Inserting Components in Ladders
  • Cross Reference

PLC Modules (Part 1-3)

  • Inserting PLC Modules
  • Connecting Wires to Modules
  • Selecting Modules from Catalogue

Basic Panel Layout

  • Basic Concept of Layout
  • Creating internal Layouts manually
  • Creating Side View from Front View

ACADE Panel Layout

  • Panel Layout TAB
  • Footprint from Schematic
  • Terminal Strips from Schematic
  • Bill of Materials from the footprint

Recap Session

  • Project Manager
  • JIC and IEC Directory Settings
  • IEC Schematic
  • Converting JIC projects into IEC
  • Wires and Wire Numbering
  • Components and Cross Referencing
  • Source and Destination Arrows
  • Inserting Images in Customized Title Blocks
  • Project Wide Utilities
  • Other Commands at a Glance

Basic knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of computer and AutoCAD software

What will you learn
  • You will be able to do after taking this course. Project Manager, Lists, Projects Advanced Tools
Course Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 16 Total Duration: 08:51:11
Tghoufrine Meryeme – February 13, 2021

Ranjeet Maske – January 05, 2021

awesome course, I learn AutoCad from scratch