AutoCAD 2D and Autocad Electrical 2017 for beginners
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AutoCAD 2D and Autocad Electrical 2017 for beginners

Learn how to design maps (House Plans), add electrical schematics, and draw 2D shapes using AutoCAD Electrical 2017
3.6 (73 ratings)
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491 students enrolled
Created by Eng Ali Mehdy
Last updated 8/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Work easily with any AutoCAD workspace
  • Master the house plan designs using AutoCAD
  • Draw advanced 2D shapes
  • Learn about drawing tools provided by AutoCAD
  • Draw maps for all type of facilities
  • Designing electrical schematics for facilities
  • Design master electrical panel
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Requirements
  • Download any version of autoCAD or autoCAD electrical (2015, 2016 or 2017)
Description

This course can be taken by students who already have AutoCAD Electrical 2015, 2016 or 2017.

At the end of this course, you will be able to draw maps for all facilities, make electrical wiring for each map, and design an electrical panel that controls all the electrical installments of a facility. Plus, you will be able to draw a 2D design from scratch.

This course is dedicated for absolute beginners in any AutoCAD software.

We will start with an introduction about AutoCAD and how to download it, then we will learn the basics of 2D drawings (including all the tools like lines, polylines, circles, offset, trim, fillet, chamfer, and more). And we will create advanced 2D shapes as exercises.

The second part of this course, is about electrical wiring, and panels.

Who is the target audience?
  • Newbies in any of AutoCAD softwares
  • Professionals with no experience in AutoCAD Electrical
  • Any worker in the design and engineering sector
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Curriculum For This Course
57 Lectures
03:50:07
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Basics
7 Lectures 25:13

AutoCAD is software that helps us to create drawings and maps in multiple engineering fields. The project manager helps us to manage, create, delete and update our drawings and set them into specific folders. AutoCAD contain ribbons with multiple tabs, and each one of them has specific tools to use.

Preview 04:16

IEC and JIC standards use different measurements and electrical symbols. While IEC use meters and millimeters, JIC use inches and feet. Both of them work with a different electrical symbol libraries.

IEC and JIC
04:04

The startup command will help us to change the current dialog box that contain certain files with no description, into new dialog box that helps us to understand what each file means.

Startup command
03:14

The status bar is one of the most important tools in AutoCAD. It will help us to create more advanced and organized drawings. This bar contains several features and we will see it in the next lectures.

Preview 05:27

The concept of polar tracking is to track a certain angle. We can specify other than the existing angles by clicking on the settings.

Polar Tracking
02:15

In this lecture we will learn about Object Snap (OSNAP command) that helps us to draw an object inside another one, at a specific point.

Object Snap
02:38

Each square inside the grid have a specific dimension according to both axes X and Y. In this lecture we will learn how to change those values into new ones.

Snap Mode
03:19

This quiz is a simpler tester of the basic commands.

AutoCAD Quiz
15 questions
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Drawing Tools
9 Lectures 26:32

Lines and Polylines are quite different. The line tool will help us to create simple lines, which is not connected together. But the polyline tool will help us to draw lines and arcs and the final result will be a connected object.

Lines and Polylines
02:48

In this lecture, we will learn how to create circles and arcs. They’re many types of them and we will see them and learn how to follow the steps of each type to get the correct form.

Circles and Arcs
03:53

In this lecture we will learn 3 new commands, about moving an object, copying an object, and create a parallel surface to it using the Offset tool.

Move, Copy and Offset Commands
04:11

The Rotate command will help us to rotate an object in different angles, and the scaling command will create a bigger or smaller object of the original according to a scaling factor provided by designers. Mirroring will create a reflex of an object according to a mirror.

Rotate, Scale and Mirror Commands
03:50

Fillet command will create a rounded corner between two objects that we already specified. A Chamfer command will create a corner or it will connect the objects with a line.

Preview 02:15

AutoCAD contain multiple types of arrays, we have the rectangular arrays, the polar arrays, and we can create arrays according to a path using the ARRAYPATH command.

Arrays
02:50

Hatch and Gradient commands will add colors, or colored lines inside a closed object. Explode command will disconnect an object into several pieces.

Hatch and Explode
02:44

Trim command will cut a piece of an object that sits between multiple forms that we already specified. The Extend command is the opposite, where we can connect those objects again.

Trim and Extend
02:00

Layers are important in AutoCAD, and each type of object that we add in a drawing, should be added to the same layer. The dimension tool will help us to create a precise design.

Layers and dimensions
02:01
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Project 1 - House Map design
8 Lectures 43:02

In this lecture, we will work on dividing a specific area into several rooms.

Introduction and Areas
05:48

In this lecture, we will learn how to add a stair in a drawing.

Preview 03:01

We are going to draw walls using the offset method, with a specific width.

Walls
04:09

In this lecture, we will create a new block. It will be a door with hinges and we will add it in different places on the map.

Door and Hinges
07:03

Another block will be drawn, which is the window block. Don’t forget that each part of the map should be on a separate layer.

Windows
06:09

We will take the dimensions of all the drawing so we can start with the front view map.

Dimensions
05:14

So after taking the dimensions, each facility has 4 front views. We will draw one of those fronts in this lecture.

Front View Map
09:01

In this lecture, we will use the PRINT Command and change the initial setups.

Printing
02:37
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Project 2 - 2D Bent Pipe Joint
5 Lectures 16:53

In this lecture, we will decompose the 2D blueprint of the bent pipe joint and start with drawing a circle with 2 lines with an angle of 45 degrees.

Introduction to Project
04:53

The next step is by adding two rectangles on the midpoint of each of the lines that we already created in the previous lecture.

Drawing the initial rectangles
02:07

In this lecture, we are going to use the offset tool to create the 4 arcs according the center arc.

Creating the arc offsets
02:40

In this lecture, we are going to add the smaller rectangle that actually exist on the bottom rectangle with a dimension of 10mm by 130mm.

Trimming
03:01

The final step is by creating the fillet of the corners, and adding the hatches inside the outer closed areas.

Filleting
04:12
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Project 3 - 2D Mechanical Shape
3 Lectures 15:54

Always, the first step is a little bit hard. So, let’s decompose the shape into small pieces and set a start point. 

The start point
06:50

In this lecture, we will add all the circles, which are distributed according to the initial dimensions of 1875 and 750 that are shown on the original shape.

Creating the inner form
05:14

At this final step, we will create the fillets between arcs according to specific radius.

Creating the outer part
03:50
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Project 4
3 Lectures 11:54

In this lecture, we will create 3 circles, and a polar array of a small circle, according to specific dimensions.

Polar Array of the object
05:22

In this part, we are going to add the outer circles of the shape.

Part 2
03:15

This final part, we will be a little bit tricky. We are going to add new circles, so we can add a fillet between the arcs.

Preview 03:17
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Electric Schematics
10 Lectures 44:38

In this lecture, we are going to learn how to set our electrical drawing values, and what forms to use when we have a crossing wires. Plus a simple introduction about the schematic tab and what we can do with it.

Introduction
04:42

In this lecture, we will use the AELADDER command to start adding ladders into our drawings. We will learn how to add the rungs, and how to change the setting of it according to our needs.

Ladders
10:09

Buses are not a structural component in electricity. It is a few wires that connecting component between each of them and helps to conduct the current.

Buses
03:17

In this exercise, we are going to draw from scratch a 2D shape of a light switch. Then we will convert into an electric symbol by using the symbol library tool. In this lecture, you will learn different new type of commands.

Symbol Builder – Exercise
06:25

In this lecture, we will use the symbol builder tool, to ad information to our 2D shape, so we can use it as an electrical component. We will add a Tag, a manufacturer, and more info.

Symbol Builder – Part 2
04:43

In this lecture, we will use the symbol builder tool, to ad information to our 2D shape, so we can use it as an electrical component. We will add a Tag, a manufacturer, and more info.

Symbol Builder – Part 3
02:21

In this lecture, we will create a new catalog for our new electrical symbol.

Symbol Builder – Adding a Catalog
02:37

We can add different type of connectors using AutoCAD, with a different number of pins.

Connectors
03:28

In this lecture, we will take an introduction about PLCs and how to add them into our drawings and set their wirings.

PLC
04:55

In this lecture, we will learn how to connect an electrical component as a child of another electrical component (Parent), and we will take a real life example about it.

Parents and Child
02:01
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Electrical Panels
4 Lectures 14:29

In this lecture, we will take a basic introduction about electrical panels and how we can add one of them into a drawing.

Panels
03:01

In this lecture, we are going to add enclosures and nameplates. An enclosure is the frames of the electrical panels. And they have different sizes.

Enclosures and Nameplates
03:09

In this lecture, we will add circuit breakers CB, and learn how to connect electric component into a specific CB.

Adding components
05:19

In this lecture we will see how to generate a report that contains the entire component that we worked with in our drawings.

Generate Reports
03:00
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Electrical Plan Project
6 Lectures 23:25

In this lecture, we are going to prepare our workspace to start adding electrical plan components into the house map that we’ve already created in project 1.

Preparing Components
01:47

The first step of this project is to add a panel with some circuit breakers, and chose a catalog number to each component. We will add a master circuit breaker that controls the entire electrical plan.

Adding a panel
05:25

In this lecture, we all add a bell to the entrance door and connect it to its circuit breaker.

Wiring – Bells and Panels
05:20

In this lecture, we are going to add 3 lights in the living room. And those lights are connected to the circuit breaker.

Wiring - Adding Lights
04:21

In this lecture, we will add some new components to the drawing to make more professional

Wiring – Final Part
04:10

And at the end of this project, we will generate a final report of our electrical components that we used in the drawing.

Reports
02:22
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Star Delta Starter Project
2 Lectures 08:07

In this lecture, we will explain the basics of the star delta starter method, and we will draw the basic wires.

Electrical Wires
04:18

In this lecture, we will add the electrical components to the wires and finish our drawing.

Adding Components
03:49
About the Instructor
Eng Ali Mehdy
3.7 Average rating
162 Reviews
2,790 Students
5 Courses
Electrical and Telecommunications Engineer

I am an Electrical, Telecommunications and IT engineer graduate with a Master degree since 2013, with experience in designing software and web apps for telecommunication purposes, designing household electrical schematics and designing electrical panels. I have an advanced experience programming industrial microprocessors PLC. And now I am an Udemy Premium Instructor.