AutoCAD Electrical Training

Program Overview

AutoCAD® Electrical software is the AutoCAD® software for electrical controls designers. Created for electrical control systems, AutoCAD Electrical design software includes all the functionality of AutoCAD plus a complete set of electrical CAD features.

Efficiently create, modify, and document electrical controls systems with an industry-specific toolset for electrical design. Auto- CAD Electrical includes all the functionality of AutoCAD plus a comprehensive set of functions developed specifically for designing electrical control systems. … AutoCAD Electrical offers productivity gains of up to 80 percent over AutoCAD.

If you are in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, AutoCAD Electrical is for you. It is different with the normal AutoCAD used by other Engineering Disciplines


An electrical drawing is a type of technical drawing showing information about communication, lighting, and power for architectural or engineering projects.

What is electrical design?

Electrical design is the process of planning and creating electrical equipment, such as electrical components, schematics, lighting equipment, power systems, and telecommunications infrastructure. Electrical design software and tools address the specific workflows for electrical controls systems designers.

What are electrical schematics?

An electrical schematic is a type of electrical design that provides a graphical depiction of an electrical circuit. Its primary purpose is to show how the components of a circuit are laid out and interconnected, rather than to show a realistic, scaled representation of a finished engineering or architectural project. Electrical schematics may also be referred to as circuit diagrams.

Differences between wiring and electrical schematic drawings

A wiring diagram shows the components of an electrical circuit within a realistic drawing of the finished device or architectural project. A schematic drawing, on the other hand, only diagrams the components and their interconnections, and does not illustrate their physical layout in the finished project

How is CAD software used in electrical design?

CAD software is an essential tool for creating electrical drawings, electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, and many other forms of electrical design. Builders and makers use products like AutoCAD to create the electrical design for household devices like laptops and video game consoles to architectural projects like houses and office buildings