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  • 4 HOUR / 6-DAY Training Schedule




  • May 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28 (8 to 12 ET) – 4 hours per day
  • June 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10– 4 hours per day
  • June 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24 – 4 hours per day
  • July 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15 – 4 hours per day
  • July 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29 – 4 hours per day
  • August 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12 – 4 hours per day
  • August 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, Sept. 2 – 4 hours per day
  • September 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23 – 4 hours per day
  • September 30, October 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 – 4 hours per day
  • October 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21 – 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.

The AutoCAD Electrical: Fundamentals with NFPA Standards course is designed for those using AutoCAD Electrical with a Windows operating system. This course is not designed for the AutoCAD for Mac software.

The AutoCAD Electrical: Fundamentals with NFPA Standards training course covers the indispensable core topics for working with the AutoCAD Electrical software. In this course, you will learn how to use many of the powerful electrical drawing creation tools in the AutoCAD Electrical software. You will create schematic drawings (ladder logic and point to point), panel drawings, and PLC-I/O circuits using automated commands for symbol insertion, component tagging, wire numbering, and drawing modification. In addition, you are introduced to methods of customizing AutoCAD Electrical symbols, circuits, and databases. Other topics covered include titleblock linking, reporting tools, templates, and project files.

The main topics covered in this AutoCAD Electrical training course include:

  • Understanding project files
  • Creating and editing schematic and panel drawings
  • Working with PLC symbols
  • Creating custom symbols
  • Generating reports



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.

The objective of an AutoCAD Electrical online training and certification course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to effectively use AutoCAD Electrical software for electrical design and documentation purposes. The course aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Familiarization with AutoCAD Electrical: The course aims to introduce participants to the AutoCAD Electrical software, its user interface, and basic functionalities. Participants will learn how to navigate the software and understand its key features specific to electrical design.
  • Electrical Schematic Creation: Participants will learn how to create and modify electrical schematics using AutoCAD Electrical. They will gain an understanding of the various tools and techniques available for drawing symbols, adding annotations, and creating accurate electrical diagrams.
  • Component Management: The course will cover how to manage electrical components within AutoCAD Electrical. Participants will learn how to create and edit component libraries, assign intelligent attributes to components, and maintain a comprehensive database of electrical parts.
  • Automated Design Tasks: AutoCAD Electrical offers several automation features to streamline the design process. The course will focus on teaching participants how to utilize these automation tools to generate reports, create panel layouts, annotate drawings, and perform other repetitive tasks efficiently.



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

AutoCAD Electrical Introduction

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Martin is a great instructor. He delivers the course material in a professional yet tailored to meet your needs fashion. He was also able to aid with technical issues we ran into along the way with my computer system. He is experienced and well-conducted, I recommend Martin to anyone for AutoCAD Training.

Rating: 5

My Instructor Martin Bezuidenhout has been great to work with and learn from during this entire course, I am looking forward to completing Electrical AutoCAD training with him in the future. He works at my pace and allows me time to work through activities on my own, yet he is there with all the support I need when I need it. He has been able to answer all of my questions so far and for…read more


The instructor was very patient and helpful. I feel i was given time to understand what i was learning as practice the things that i felt would be most useful to me. I feel fully prepared for the next training course.


The course materials are so well-organized utilizing time in following the training classes that is good for the instructor and trainee. Martin delivered very well and clearly knew what the students needed to know from the materials, but I felt the training period should have been extended by another 8 hours. The training book is excellent!

Ataur Rahaman

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