AutoCAD Electrical Essentials

In this course you will learn how to use many of the powerful electrical drawing creation tools in the AutoCAD Electrical software.
Course Duration
3 Days
+-7 hrs per day
Start Date
+-08.30 am
Course Location
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Course Price
R 6300
Including VAT

Course Overview


This course covers the core topics for working with 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 to methods of customizing AutoCAD Electrical symbols, circuits, and databases.

Course Objectives

After completing this course participants should be able to understand and/or create:

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

Who Should Attend?

AutoCAD users who are manually creating schematic drawings (ladder logic and point to point) as well as their corresponding panel drawings.


  • Completion of the AutoCAD Essentials course or equivalent experience using the AutoCAD software
  • It is recommended that delegates are Microsoft Windows proficient

What's Included

Software Trial
Certified Instructor
*Items may differ between courses, contact an agent for details


On completion of the course, you will be presented with an internationally recognized Autodesk Authorized Training Certificate.


  • Purpose of AutoCAD Electrical
  • Drawing Files
  • Electrical Components and Wires
  • Design Methodologies
Project Files
  • Project Manager Interface
  • Accessing Project Files
  • Opening a Drawing
  • Creating a Drawing
  • Drawing to a Project file
  • Managing Drawings in Projects
  • Project Manager Drawing List
  • Referencing
  • Ladders
  • Insert Wires
  • Edit Wires
  • Adding Rungs
  • Wire Setup
  • Wire Numbering
  • Source and Destination Signal arrows
  • Insert Component
  • Parent/Child Component
Schematics II
  • Dashed Linked lines
  • Phase Ladders
  • Multiple Wire Bus
  • Phase Components
  • Phase Wire Numbering
  • Cable Markers
  • Fan In/Out
  • Insert Saved Circuits
  • Saved Circuit Creation and Editing
  • WBlock Circuits
  • Circuit Builder
Editing Commands
  • Edit Component
  • Modify alignments and placements
  • Surfer Commmand
  • Manipulating Catalogue Data
Panel Drawings
  • Inserting Footprints
  • Editing Footprints
  • Insert Components
  • Assign Item numbers
  • Balloons, Item numbers & Annotations
  • Insert Terminals
  • Multiple Level Terminals
  • Jumpers
  • Terminal Strip Editor
  • DIN Rail insertion
PLC Symbols
  • PLC (Parametric)
  • PLC (Full Units)
  • Individual PLC I/O Points
  • PLC Based Tagging
Point-to-Point Wiring Drawings
  • Insert, Edit Connectors and Splices
  • Multiple Wires
  • Bend Wires
Symbol Creation
  • Schematic Symbol Creation
  • Naming Conventions
  • AutoCAD Electrical Databases
  • Titleblock setup
  • Titleblock update
Reporting Tools
  • Create reports and electrical audits
Setting up Templates
  • Project and Drawing properties
  • Panel Drawing Configuration
  • Template Files
Drawing Management and Update Tools
  • Update and Retag
  • Project-Wide Utilities
  • Plotting Projects
  1. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  2. Bookings can only be considered confirmation on receipt of payment.
  3. Bookings may be changed up to three weeks in advance of the course. A fee of 20% will be levied to cover charges.
  4. For full day courses, we will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where
    applicable) tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at the training center only. Catering is not included for OnSite training
  5. Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date.
    Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  6. Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone\
    dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  7. We suggest clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled
    before booking flight and accommodation. We are NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight
    and accommodation for clients.
  8. Full training fees will apply if the above condition is not complied with.
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