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AutoCAD® Electrical Essential


The AutoCAD® Electrical Essentials with NFPA Standards learning guide covers the indispensable core topics for working with the AutoCAD® Electrical software. In this learning guide, you will learn how to use many of the powerful electrical drawing creation tools in the 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, you are introduced to methods of customizing AutoCAD Electrical symbols, circuits, and databases. Other topics covered include titleblock linking, reporting tools, templates, and project files.
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  • Duration

    • Full Time: 3 Days (08:30 - 16:00)
    • Online: Course access for 12 Months
    • Part-Time: 3 Weeks (2 x evenings, 18:00-20:00 + 1 x Saturday, 08:00-15:00)

  • Course Prerequisites

    Before using this courseware, the student should have a working knowledge of the following:


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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 Drawings in Projects
  •  Project Manager Drawing List


Schematics I - Single Wires/Components

  •  Referencing
  •  Ladders
  •  Insert Wires
  •  Edit Wires
  •  Add Rungs
  •  Wire Setup
  •  Wire Numbers
  •  Source & Destination Signal Arrows
  •  Insert Component
  •  Parent/Child Components


Schematics II - Multiwire and Circuits

  •  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
  •  Block Circuits
  •  Copy Circuit
  •  Move Circuit
  •  Circuit Clipboard
  •  Circuit Builder


Editing Commands

  •  Edit Component
  •  Updating 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)
  •  Insert Footprint (Schematic List)
  •  Insert Component (Panel List)
  •  Edit Footprint
  •  Assign Item Numbers
  •  Add Balloons



  •  Insert Terminal Symbols
  •  Multiple Level Terminals
  •  Multiple Insert Component Command
  •  Insert Jumpers
  •  Terminal Strip Editor
  •  DIN Rail Command


PLC Symbols

  •  Insert PLC (Parametric)
  •  Insert PLC (Full Units)
  •  Insert Individual PLC I/O Points
  •  PLC Based Tagging
  •  Spreadsheet to 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



  •  Update Titleblocks
  •  Titleblock Setup

Reporting Tools

  •  Create Reports
  •  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/Verify Drawings


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  • 29 May 2020
    27 May 2020
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  • 28 August 2020
    26 August 2020
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  • 24 April 2020
    22 April 2020
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  • 22 May 2020
    20 May 2020
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  • 10 July 2020
    08 July 2020
    In-Class, Mentored Learning
  • 18 September 2020
    16 September 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 06 November 2020
    04 November 2020
    In-Class, Mentored Learning
  • 11 December 2020
    09 December 2020
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  • 09 April 2020
    07 April 2020
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  • 26 June 2020
    24 June 2020
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  • 24 July 2020
    22 July 2020
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  • 09 October 2020
    07 October 2020
    In-Class, Mentored Learning
  • 23 October 2020
    21 October 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led

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AutoCAD Electrical Essential

  1. By booking for this course, an invoice will be generated and you will be liable for the payment of this invoice. If you require a quote, please contact The CAD Corporation Offices.
  2. After the generation of the invoice a training confirmation will be emailed using the details provided above.
  3. The CAD Corporation retains the rights to change this calendar without any notification.
  4. Tea/coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
  5. All university students will receive a 10% discount for cash payments.
  6. The minimum notice of cancellation is 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. If you fail to do so the full amount is payable.
  7. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.

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