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The AutoCAD® Electrical Essentials with IEC Standards training course covers the indispensable core topics for working with the AutoCAD® Electrical software. Students learn how to use many of the powerful electrical drawing creation tools in the AutoCAD Electrical software. Students 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, students are introduced to methods of customizing AutoCAD Electrical symbols, circuits, and databases. Other topics covered include titleblock linking, reporting tools, templates, and project files.


It is recommended that delegates have a working knowledge of one or more of the following:

  • Microsoft® Windows® Vista, Microsoft® Windows® XP, Microsoft® Windows® 7 or Microsoft® Windows® 8
  • Proficient in using AutoCAD or have attended AutoCAD Essentials (Click for More)
  • Electrical Terminology


R6700 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Includes Certified eBook, Dataset CD


3 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Beginners

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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The "myWay Mentored Learning” was created in response for more flexible learning schedules and focused content. It allows each student to progress in a manner that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule that a fixed, lecture based approach does not allow for. You will be mentored on a one to one basis by a subject matter expert with continues practical exposure and focus on problem areas, allowing you to progress at your own pace and deciding what content requires more or less time.

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Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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What is AutoCAD Electrical?

Watch this video to learn more about AutoCAD Electrical and its core functionality.


Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • The CAD Corporation retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses The CAD Corporation 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 CAD Corporation only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email 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.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, The CAD Corporation reserves 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.
  • The CAD Corporation suggests 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. The CAD Corporation is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Introduction to AutoCAD Electrical

  • What is AutoCAD Electrical?
  • Drawing Files
  • Electrical Components and Wires
  • Design Methodologies

Project Files

  • Project Manager Interface
  • Accessing Project Files
  • Opening a Drawing
  • Creating a Drawing
  • Add a Drawing to a Project File
  • Managing Drawing in Projects
  • Project Manager Drawing List

Schematics I – Single Wires / Components

  • Referencing
  • Ladders
  • Insert wires
  • Add rungs
  • Wire setup
  • Wire numbers
  • Source & destination signal arrows
  • Insert component
  • Parent/child components

Schematics II – Multiwire and Cicuits

  • 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
  • WBlock circuits  
  • Copy circuit
  • Move circuit
  • Circuit clipboard
  • Circuit builder

Editing Commands

  • Edit component
  • Updatin drawings
  • 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 / Schematic List / Panel List)
  • Edit footprint
  • Assign item numbers
  • Add balloons


  • Insert terminal symbol
  • Multiple level terminals
  • Multiple insert component command
  • Insert jumpers
  • Terminal strip editor
  • DIN rail command

PLC Symbols

  • Insert PLC (Parametric / Full Units)
  • Insert individual PLC I/O Points
  • PlC based tagging
  • Spreadsheet 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 convention
  • Icon menu wizard
  • AutoCAD Electrical databases
  • Project database
  • Catalog Database
  • Footprint lookup database
  • PLC Database
  • Pin list database
  • Terminal properties database


  • 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

  • Project-Wide Update/Retag
  • Project-Wide utilities
  • Plot project
  • Export to spreadsheet
  • Update from spreadsheet
  • Copy project
  • Swap/update block
  • Mark drawings
  • Verify drawings
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