Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical 2020: For Electrical Designers
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Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical 2020: For Electrical Designers

Basic and Intermediate
4.1 (158 ratings)
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Last updated 12/2019
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  • 8.5 hours on-demand video
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  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • In this course, students will learn to create professional electrical-control drawings. This course covers a wide range of tools and features such as schematic drawings, Circuit Builder, panel drawings, parametric and non-parametric PLC modules, stand-alone PLC I/O points, ladder diagrams, point-to-point wiring diagrams, report generation, creation of symbols, and so on. This will help the students to create electrical drawings easily and effectively.
Requirements
  • Basic knowledge of computer and AutoCAD software.
Description

This course contains a detailed explanation of AutoCAD Electrical tools and features. Every tool and feature is thoroughly explained with the help of examples. After going through this course, you will be able to create professional electrical control drawings with ease.

This course covers topics such as ladder diagrams, schematic drawings, panel drawings, parametric and nonparametric PLC modules, point-to-point wiring diagrams, report generation, creation of symbols, Circuit Builder, Terminal symbols, and so on.

In this course, special emphasis has been laid on industrial applications and usage of AutoCAD Electrical tools so that it serves beginners as well as professionals to understand the function of tools and their applications in the drawing.


Salient Features of this Course:
1. A tutorial approach course consisting of 45 video lectures that are organized in a pedagogical sequence.
2. Detailed explanation of all AutoCAD Electrical tools and features.
3. Step-by-step instructions to guide the users through the learning process.

Who this course is for:
  • Degree/Diploma holders in electrical field.
Course content
Expand all 45 lectures 08:33:52
+ Working with Project Manager
5 lectures 39:18

In this example, you will create a project, add  description to the project, and create a new drawing in the project.

Preview 09:59

In this example, you will add drawings in the project, remove some drawings from the project, and replace some drawings with the drawings in the other project.

Preview 05:57

In this example, you will create a subfolder in the project and configure the drawing list display.

Example 3_Project Manager
05:23

In this example, you will copy the existing project and add drawings to this project. You will also find the exception list and compare the settings of the drawing with the project.

Example 4_Project Manager
10:40

In this example, you will surf a component and extract component information and connection

details of the CADCIM project to an external file using the Location View tab in the PROJECT

MANAGER.

Example 5_Project Manager
07:19
+ Creating and Inserting Wires
4 lectures 30:31

In this example, you will insert wire numbers into a drawing file. Next, you will add wire and delete the wire using the Trim Wire tool and the Delete Wire Numbers tool.

Example1_Wires
06:49

In this example, you will create a wire type using the Create/Edit Wire Type tool and then change the wire type of a wire using the Change/Convert Wire Type tool.

Example2_Wires
06:18

In this example, you will insert a wire number and fix all wire numbers in it. You will also insert wire color/gauge labels into the drawing.

Example3_Wires
09:37

In this example, you will use the Show Wire Sequence tool to trace the wire sequence of one of the wire network in this drawing. Next, you will edit the wire sequence of this wire network using the Edit Wire Sequence tool.

Example4_Wires
07:47
+ Creating, Inserting, and Modifying Ladders
4 lectures 36:33

In this example, you will insert a ladder into the drawing and then modify it by trimming rungs. You will also add wires between rungs.

Preview 06:13

In this example, you will stretch and revise the ladder. Also, you will add rungs to the ladder.

Example2_Ladder Diagram
05:50

In this example, you will insert a three-phase ladder and also add a three-phase wire bus to the drawing.

Example3_Ladder Diagram
07:46

In this example, you will set the format for reference numbers of a ladder and then insert a ladder into the drawing. Next, you will insert another ladder and insert X-Y grid labels into the drawing.

Example4_Ladder Diagram
16:44
+ Schematic Drawings
4 lectures 47:17

In this example, you will insert a ladder with four rungs into the drawing and then insert push buttons, relays, and pilot lights from the Insert Component dialog box. Also, you will add a description to components.

Example1_Schematic Drawing
18:45

In this example, you will understand the options in the Insert/Edit Component dialog box and edit the component to add catalog information to it.

Example2_Schematic Drawing
10:01

In this example, you will swap one of the component in the drawing with the other component using the Swap/Update Block tool.

Example3_Schematic Drawing
05:18

In this example, you will change the symbol library setting from NFPA to JIC 125. Also, you will

swap a component of the NFPA library with a component from the JIC 125 library.

Example4_Schematic Drawing
13:13
+ Schmatic Editing
4 lectures 01:21:57

In this example, you will insert a ladder and its components into a drawing. Next, you will use the Copy Component, Scoot, Move Component, and Delete Component tools for copying, scooting, moving, and deleting the inserted components. Also, you will hide the attributes of components.

Example1_Schematic editing
42:43

In this example, you will audit a drawing of the CADCIM project by using the Electrical Audit and Drawing Audit tools and add catalog data to a component in this drawing. You will also surf a component in the drawing.

Example2_Schematic editing
12:01

In this example, you will create a schematic drawing. Next, you will add catalog data to one of the components and then copy it to other components. Also, you will add location data to one of the control relay and copy it to the rest of the control relays.

Example3_Schematic editing
18:52

In this example, you will update two drawings in the CADCIM project using the Project-Wide Update Retag tool.

Example4_Schematic editing
08:21
+ Working with Connectors
2 lectures 26:37

In this example, you will create point to point wiring diagram using connectors and multiple wire bus.

Example1_Connectors
16:41

In this example, you will create point to point wiring diagram using connectors and a splice.

Example2_Connectors
09:56
+ Working with Circuits
2 lectures 21:26

In this example, you will insert a user-circuit into the drawing, copy the inserted circuit, and then save the circuit.

Example1_Circuits
09:57

In this example, you will configure a one-line motor circuit using the Circuit Builder tool.

Example2_Circuits
11:29
+ Creating Panel Layouts
5 lectures 40:30

In this example, you will extract schematic component list from the CADCIM project using the Schematic List tool. Next, you will insert components from the list in the panel drawings as footprints and then add nameplates to footprints.

Example1_Panel Layout
13:50

In this example, you will edit the footprints in a panel layout and assign item numbers to them. Next, you will add balloons to footprints.

Example2_Panel Layout
06:16

In this example, you will insert a footprint manually in the drawing file using the Manual tool. Also, you will make the Xdata of the footprint visible by using the Make Xdata Visible tool.

Example3_Panel Layout
06:07

In this example, you will create a drawing and insert footprint in it using the User Defined List tool. Also, you will add a new library to the Panel Footprint Libraries library.

Example4_Panel Layout
08:06

In this example, you will add a new footprint record to the footprint user defined list database file.

Example5_Panel Layout
06:11
+ Generating Reports
3 lectures 43:10

In this example, you will generate a schematic Bill of Material report of the CADCIM project and then insert a table into the drawing. You will then add user attribute field in the schematic Bill of Material report. Also, you will generate a schematic Component report and save the report to the Excel Spreadsheet format file.

Example1_Reports
17:46

In this example, you will generate the Panel Nameplate report for the CADCIM project and then place the report in a drawing in a tabular format. Also, you will generate the panel Component report and save it in an ASCII format file.

Example2_Reports
08:45

In this example, you will create and save the format files for schematic components and panel components of the CADCIM project. Next, you will use the Automatic Reports tool to group the format files and generate the report.

Example3_Reports
16:39
+ Creating PLC Modules
3 lectures 32:12

In this example, you will first insert a ladder and then a parametric PLC module into the ladder. Also, you will add empty spaces in the PLC module and then break the module to continue inserting it a few rungs later. Next, you will continue inserting the remaining part of the module into a different ladder.

Example1_PLC Modules
10:51

In this example, you will insert a ladder into a drawing and then create a new PLC module using the PLC Database File Editor tool. Next, you will insert this new module into the ladder.

Example2_PLC Modules
13:58

In this example, you will generate PLC drawings using the PLC I/O Utility tool. Also, you will change the default settings and save the settings in a .wdi file.

Example3_PLC Modules
07:23