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  • 4 HOUR / 6-DAY Training Schedule




  • November 28, 29, 30, Dec. 1, 2, 5 – 4 hours per day
  • December 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12 – 4 hours per day
  • December 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19 – 4 hours per day
  • January 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17 – 4 hours per day
  • January 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24 – 4 hours per day
  • January 30, 31, Feb. 1, 2, 3, 6 – 4 hours per day
  • February 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13 – 4 hours per day
  • February 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27 – 4 hours per day
  • March 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13 – 4 hours per day
  • March 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27 – 4 hours per day
  • April 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 – 4 hours per day
  • April 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24 – 4 hours per day
  • May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 – 4 hours per day
  • May 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22 – 4 hours per day




This course provides an overview of many AutoCAD Electrical utilities designed to enable students to quickly create and manage electrical-control production drawings.  Students focus on how to build intelligent ladder diagrams and panel layouts, and how to leverage the intelligence built into AutoCAD Electrical.  Hands-on exercises representing real-world design scenarios for the NFPA (US) standard are included.



To teach users the basic commands necessary for creating professional electrical-control drawings with AutoCAD Electrical software.  After completing this class, users will be able to: Navigate the AutoCAD Electrical user interface, Manage projects and the multiple drawing and inter-drawing relationships contained in electrical projects, Insert wires, add wire numbers, manage circuits, and create point-to-point wiring diagrams and drawings, Insert and annotate schematic symbols, edit drawings project-wide with commands that are specific to the electrical design environment, Extract information from drawings to create Bill of Material, Wiring, and other reports and create and annotate panel layout drawings with lists of components that are extracted from schematic drawings.



Before attending this class, students should have a working knowledge of the following: A recent version of AutoCAD, electrical drafting, design, or engineering principles, and Microsoft Windows.





Introduction to AutoCAD Electrical

  • What is AutoCAD Electrical
  • Drawing files
  • Electrical Components and Wires
  • Design Methodologies

Project Basics

  • Project Files
  • Project Manager Interface
  • Accessing Project Files
  • Opening Drawings
  • Creating Drawings
  • Adding a Drawing to a Project
  • Managing Drawings in Projects
  • Project Manager Drawing List

Schematics 1 – Single Wires and Components

  • Referencing
  • Ladders
  • Insert Wires
  • Edit Wires
  • Add Rungs
  • Wire Setup
  • Wire Numbers
  • Source and Destination Signal Arrows
  • Insert Components
  • Parent-Child Components

Schematics 2 – Multiwire and Circuits

  • Dashed Link Lines
  • 3-Phase Ladders
  • Multiple Wire Bus
  • 3-Phase Components
  • 3-Phase Wire Numbering
  • Cable Markers
  • Fan In/Out
  • Insert Saved Circuits
  • Save Circuits to Icon Menu
  • Move and Copy Circuits
  • Circuit Builder
  • Circuit Clipboard

Editing Commands

  • Edit Component
  • Project Task List
  • Scoot
  • Move Component
  • Copy Component
  • Align
  • Delete Component
  • Surfer Command
  • Copy Catalog Assignment
  • Copy Installation / Location Code values
  • Attribute Editing Commands

Panel Drawings

  • Insert Footprint (Icon Menu and Schematic List)
  • Insert Component
  • Edit Footprint
  • Assign Item Numbers
  • Add Balloons


  • Insert Terminal Symbols
  • Multiple Level Terminals
  • Insert Jumpers
  • Terminal Strip Editor
  • DIN Rail Command

PLC Symbols

  • Insert PLC (Parametric and Full Units)
  • Insert Individual PLC I/O Points
  • PLC Based Tagging
  • Spreadsheet to PLC I/O Utility

Point to Point Wiring Drawings

  • Insert Connectors
  • Edit Connectors
  • Insert Splices
  • Insert Multiple Wires
  • Bend Wires

Symbol Creation

  • Schematic Symbols
  • Naming Conventions
  • Icon Menu Wizard
  • AutoCAD Electrical Databases
  • Project Database
  • Catalog Database
  • Footprint Lookup Database
  • PLC Database
  • PIN Database
  • Terminal Properties Database
  • Titleblocks
  • Update Titleblocks
  • Titleblock Setup

Reporting Tools

  • Create Reports
  • Save to External File
  • Put on Drawing
  • Configure Report Templates
  • Running Automatic Reports
  • Electrical Audit

Settings and Templates

  • Project Properties
  • Drawing Properties
  • Panel Drawing Configuration
  • Template Files
  • Sharing Symbol Libraries and Databases

Drawing Update Tools

  • In Project Wide Update / Retag
  • Plot Project
  • Export to Spreadsheet
  • Copy Project
  • Swap / Update Block
  • Mark Drawings
  • Verify Drawings
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