In this AutoCAD Electrical 2015
training course, I will teach you the
tools and techniques you need to
create electrical CAD designs. This
course is designed for the absolute
beginner, meaning no prior
experience with AutoCAD is
You will start by touring the
AutoCAD interface and learning
about the various drafting settings.
Once you've covered the basics and
have set up your project, I will take
you through the electrical drawing
process. You will learn to insert
wires, ladders, and components,
covering each topic in detail. I will
teach you how to edit components,
insert connectors, and add
footprints from the icon menu. This
course will also cover topics
including PLC modules, terminals
and creating and editing symbols.
Finally, you will learn about project
and drawing properties, and how to
plot the project.
Once you have completed this
computer based training course, you
will have gained a comprehensive
understanding of the tools and
techniques in AutoCAD, and be able
to apply them to your own electrical
design projects. Working files are
included, allowing you to follow
along with the author throughout
the lessons.

01. Introduction
o Introduction To AutoCAD
Electrical 2015
o About The Author

02. Using The Course Working
o 0201 How To Access Your
Working Files
o Setting Up Your Working

03. The Basics
o Quick Access Toolbar
o Ribbon Interface
o Sticky Panels
o Command Line
o Status Bar
o DWG Filetypes
o Using The Mouse
o Model And Layout
o STARTUP Variable
o Autodesk 360

04. Drafting Settings
o 0401 INFER Settings
o 0402 SNAP And GRID
o 0403 ORTHO Settings
o 0404 POLAR Settings
o 0405 OSNAP Settings
o 0406 OTRACK Settings
o 0407 DYN Settings - Part 1
o 0408 DYN Settings - Part 2
o 0409 LWT Settings

Projects And Drawings o 0901 Creating A New Project o 0902 Grouping Drawings Within A Project o 0903 Working With Drawings o 0904 Changing The Order Of Project Drawings o 0905 Removing A Drawing From A Project o 0906 Assigning A Description To A Drawing o 0907 Switching Between Drawings o 0908 Configuring The Drawing List Display . AutoCAD Electrical User Interface o 0701 AutoCAD Electrical User Interface o 0702 Invoking Commands In AutoCAD Electrical o 0703 Project Manager o 0704 AutoCAD Electrical Dialog Boxes o 0705 Graphics Performance o 0706 Creating Backup Files o o o o 0707 Dynamic Input Mode 0708 Creating And Managing Workspaces 0709 WD_M Block 0710 AutoCAD Electrical Help • 08. Project Basics o 0801 Project Files o 0802 Project Manager o 0803 Project Drawing List o 0804 Descriptions And Sections o 0805 Making Further Changes o 0806 Batch Plotting o 0807 Moving Through Project Drawings o 0808 Copying Projects • 09.o o o o o • • • 0410 TPY Settings 0411 QP Settings 0412 SC Settings 0413 AM Settings 0414 ISOLATE Settings 05. Typical Examples o 0501 Point-To-Point Drawings o 0502 Logic Ladder Drawings o 0503 Connector Drawings o 0504 Schematic Drawings o 0505 Panel Drawings o 0506 Using Existing Templates o 0507 Using Existing Project Layers 06. Basic Workflow o 0601 Basic Project Workflow o 0602 InfoCenter 07.

o o 0909 Deleting A Project 0910 New Drawings In The Project Manager o o o • 10. Ladders o 1101 Inserting A Ladder o 1102 Renumbering Ladder Rung References o 1103 Resizing A Ladder o 1104 Repositioning A Ladder o 1105 Rung Spacing o 1106 Adding Rungs o 1107 Converting Line Reference Numbers . Wires o 1001 Inserting Wires o 1002 Inserting Wires At Angles o 1003 Inserting Multiple Bus Wiring o 1004 Trimming Wires o 1005 Stretching Wires o 1006 Creating Wire Types o 1007 Changing Wire Types o 1008 Setting Wire Types o 1009 Types Of Wire Numbers o 1010 Inserting Wire Numbers o 1011 Copying Wire Numbers o 1012 Deleting Wire Numbers o 1013 Wire Numbers With Leaders o 1014 Editing Wire Numbers o 1015 Hiding Wire Numbers o 1016 Unhiding Wire Numbers o 1017 Swapping Wire Numbers o 1018 Finding And Replacing Wire Numbers o 1019 Moving A Wire Number o 1020 Scooting A Wire Number o o o o o o o o o o o • 1021 Flipping A Wire Number 1022 Toggling The Wire Number Position 1023 Repositioning Wire Number Leader Text 1024 Wire Color And Gauge Labels 1025 Adding Source Signal Arrows 1026 Adding Destination Signal Arrows 1027 Editing Source And Destination Signal Arrows 1028 Bending Wires At Right Angles 1029 Checking And Tracing A Wire 1030 Checking Wire And Line Entities 1031 Inserting Wire Gaps 1032 Checking And Repairing Wire Gap Pointers 1033 Flipping Wire Gaps And Loops 1034 Deleting Wire Gaps 11.

Schematic Components o 1201 Inserting A Component o 1202 Annotating And Editing Symbols o 1203 Selecting An Existing Part Number o 1204 Creating A Project Specific Catalog Database o 1205 Creating Parent-Child Relationships o 1206 Inserting Components From The Equipment List o 1207 Inserting Components From The Catalog Browser o 1208 Working With Records In The Schematic Database o 1209 Inserting Components From Panel Lists o 1210 Swapping And Updating Blocks 13.o o o 1108 Converting Objects To A Ladder 1109 Inserting X-Y Grid Labels 1110 Inserting X Grid Labels o o o o o o • • 12. Point-to-Point Wiring Diagrams And Circuits o 1401 Inserting Connectors o 1402 Adding Pins To A Connector o 1403 Deleting Connector Pins o 1404 Moving Connector Pins o 1405 Swapping Connector Pins . Connectors. Schematic Editing o 1301 Changing The Component Location With The Scoot Tool o 1302 Changing The Component Location With The Move Component Tool o o o o o o o o o o o • 1303 Copying A Component 1304 Aligning Components 1305 Deleting Components 1306 Toggling Between Open And Closed Contacts 1307 Copying The Catalog Assignment 1308 Performing A DWG Audit 1309 Retagging Drawings 1310 Moving Attributes 1311 Editing Attributes 1312 Hiding And Unhiding Attributes 1313 Adding Attributes 1314 Changing The Attribute Size 1315 Squeezing Attribute Text 1316 Stretching Attribute Text 1317 Rotating An Attribute 1318 Justifying An Attribute 1319 Changing An Attribute Layer 14.

Reporting Tools o 1601 Report Generator Dialog Box o 1602 Changing Report Formats o 1603 Placing Reports In The Drawing o 1604 Saving Reports To Files o 1605 Editing A Report o 1606 Generating Automatically Formatted Reports • 17. Panels o 1501 Inserting Footprints From The Icon Menu o 1502 Annotating And Editing Footprints o 1503 Other Methods Of Inserting Footprints o 1504 Copying A Footprint o 1505 Copying Installation And Location Code Values o 1506 Renaming Panel Layers o o o o 1507 Adding Balloons To A Component 1508 Resequencing Item Numbers 1509 Inserting Nameplates 1510 Inserting DIN Rail • 16.o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o • 1406 Reversing A Connector 1407 Rotating A Connector 1408 Stretching A Connector 1409 Splitting A Connector 1410 Editing Pin Numbers 1411 Point-To-Point Wiring Diagrams 1412 Saving Circuits With WBlock 1413 Inserting The WBlocked Circuit 1414 Retagging A WBlocked Circuit 1415 Saving Circuits To An Icon Menu 1416 Inserting Saved Circuits 1417 Moving Circuits 1418 Copying Circuits 1419 Adding Multiple Phase Wiring 1420 Adding Three-Phase Symbols 15. PLC Modules o 1701 Inserting Parametric PLC Modules o 1702 Inserting NonParametric PLC Modules o 1703 Editing A PLC Module o 1704 Inserting Individual PLC I/O Points o 1705 Creating and Modifying Parametric PLC Modules o 1706 Exporting PLC Data To A Spreadsheet .

Templates And Plotting o 2001 Project Properties o 2002 Drawing Properties • 2003 External Reference Files 2004 Title Block Setup 2005 Title Block Update 2006 WD_TB Attribute 2007 Plotting The Project 21. Creating Symbols o 1901 Creating Symbols o 1902 Editing Existing Symbols o 1903 Marking And Verifying Drawings o 1904 Using Project Utilities • 20. Settings. Conclusion o 2101 Finishing Up . Configurations.o 1707 Editing And Importing PLC Spreadsheet Data o o o o o • 18. Terminals o 1801 Inserting Terminals From The Icon Menu o 1802 Inserting Terminals From The Schematic List o 1803 Inserting Terminals Manually o 1804 Checking Associations With The Surfer Tool o 1805 Terminal Block Properties o 1806 Inserting Terminal Strips o 1807 Generating Terminal Tables o 1808 Inserting And Editing Jumpers • 19.