AutoCAD Electrical from beginner to expert
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AutoCAD Electrical from beginner to expert

if you want to master AutoCAD for Electrical stream this course definitely for you.
4.0 (1,438 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
17,692 students enrolled
Created by Sanjeev Kumar
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 10.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will be able to do after taking this course 1. Project Manager, Lists, Projects Advanced Tools
  • Basic knowledge of computer and AutoCAD software

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 function to set 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 thorough understanding in “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 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
A) About ACADE
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 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

6. Reports
A) Creating Reports from Schematic

7. Ladders
A) Basic Ladders
B) Inserting Components in Ladders
C) Ladders for Title Block

8. Symbol Builder
A) Adding Attributes
B) Creating New Components

9. Title Blocks
A) Adding Attributes
B) Making Blocks
C) Creating Standard Title Blocks

10. Customizing Title Blocks
A) Different types of Title Blocks
B) Creating Title blocks with different X & Y Axis

11. Incomer & Drive Panel (PRACTICAL)
A) Single Line Diagram Concept
B) Creating Schematic from SLD
C) Schematic of Main Incomer Panel
D) Schematic of Drive Panel

12. Drive With Bypass (PRACTICAL)
A) Schematic of Drive With Bypass

13. Control Circuits
B) Inserting Ladders
C) Inserting Components in Ladders
D) Cross Reference

14. PLC Modules (Part 1-3)
A) Inserting PLC Modules
B) Connecting Wires to Modules
C) Selecting Modules from Catalogue

15. Basic Panel Layout
A) Basic Concept of Layout
B) Creating internal Layouts manually
C) Creating Side View from Front View

16. ACADE Panel Layout
A) Panel Layout TAB
B) Footprint from Schematic
C) Terminal Strips from Schematic
D) Bill of Materials from footprint

17. Recap Session
A) Project Manager
B) JIC and IEC Directory Settings
C) IEC Schematic
D) Converting JIC projects into IEC
E) Wires and Wire Numbering
F) Components and Cross Referencing
G) Source and Destination Arrows
H) Inserting Images in Customized Title Blocks
I) Project Wide Utilities
J) Other Commands at a Glance

Who this course is for:
  • anybody want to learn AutoCAD Electrical designing
Course content
Expand 23 lectures 10:25:43
+ Introduction
23 lectures 10:25:42

• Short overview of AutoCAD Electrical commands

• Basic knowledge of menu tabs

• Creating New Projects and Drawings

• Templates and their settings

• Making or removing folders in a project and moving drawing sheets to the folders

Preview 43:51

• Difference between lines and wires

• Inserting single or multiple wires

• Setting of layers and create or edit wire types

• Trimming wires, connecting wires to components or PLC and tagging wires

• Increasing or decreasing space between wires

Preview 39:09
expand wire

• How to reference or tag components in a circuit

• How do cross-referencing

• How to insert and edit components

• How to connect wires to components

Preview 54:34

this lecture is the reply of the question named "Component Number" which is asked in the above video 

"Training-2 Components"

if you want to know more so, please see that question


Training-2a Components with Question Mark

• Customizing wire numbers based on format referencing

• Inserting source to destination arrows

• Editing attribute definition

• Snap settings

Preview 14:49

• Overview of the signal source and destination arrows

• Formatting setup for cross-referencing

• Table formatting for cross-referencing

2.2Customizing Compnent Cross Ref

• Creating RDOL circuit for motor control

• Creating both power and control circuits

• How to insert wires and components

ACADE Training-3 Creating Circuits

Akounda Blakma

asked a question at the above video named Training-3 Creating Circuits

3 phase motor

I am using Autocad Electrical 2018. Trying to follow your section 7: Creating Circuits, each time I insert the 3 phase motor, it does not connect automatically to the 3 wires but only to 1. Can you please help me?

For the answer, we have created this  video

question inserting motor of Training-3 Creating Circuits answer in the video

• To overview source and destination arrows for same or different sheets

• How to create ladders and insert components in ladders

• Inserting terminals in wires and their effect on wire numberings

• Formatting of reports

• How to put the reports in drawings or save to file

ACADE Training-4 Reports
add more in reports Source Destination and few tricks
add more in reports Project Wide Utilities

• How to create ladders

• How ladders will help in creating title blocks

• Formatting and settings of ladders

• How to insert multiple components in ladders

ACADE Training-5 (Ladders) dt 060315

• How to create new symbols with attribute settings

• Introducing new symbols in schematic diagrams

• Difference between simple AutoCAD blocks and symbol builder blocks

• Inserting the blocks in drawings and creating bill of material

Training- 6 SYMBOL BUILDER-3

• Creating title blocks using attributes with some standards

• Inserting and formatting texts and making sub-blocks

• Changing the whole drawing into a single block

• Making changes to existing blocks and their attributes

• How to rescale the title block

• Will also learn some new commands

Training- 7 TITLE BLOCK-3

• Customizing the title block by resizing

• Exploding and remaking the title block

• Grid setup of blocks

7.1 Customizing Title Block
add more in 7.1 Customizing Title Block (Inserting Images into Title Block)
Learn more

• Single line diagram concepts

• Creating schematics from SLD of power distribution schemes

• Schematic of main incomer panel and drive panel

• Formatting the components

ACADe Training-8 Incomers and Drivedt 110315
JIC and IEC Directory Settings
IEC Schematic and SWAP from IEC to JIC
add more in (Components and Cross referencing)