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Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical 2020: For Electrical Designers

Basic and Intermediate
Instructor:
CADCIM Technologies
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In this course, students will learn to create professional electrical-control drawings. This course covers a wide range of tools and features such as schematic drawings, Circuit Builder, panel drawings, parametric and non-parametric PLC modules, stand-alone PLC I/O points, ladder diagrams, point-to-point wiring diagrams, report generation, creation of symbols, and so on. This will help the students to create electrical drawings easily and effectively.

This course contains a detailed explanation of AutoCAD Electrical tools and features. Every tool and feature is thoroughly explained with the help of examples. After going through this course, you will be able to create professional electrical control drawings with ease.

This course covers topics such as ladder diagrams, schematic drawings, panel drawings, parametric and nonparametric PLC modules, point-to-point wiring diagrams, report generation, creation of symbols, Circuit Builder, Terminal symbols, and so on.

In this course, special emphasis has been laid on industrial applications and usage of AutoCAD Electrical tools so that it serves beginners as well as professionals to understand the function of tools and their applications in the drawing.

Salient Features of this Course:
1. A tutorial approach course consisting of 45 video lectures that are organized in a pedagogical sequence.
2. Detailed explanation of all AutoCAD Electrical tools and features.
3. Step-by-step instructions to guide the users through the learning process.

Working with Project Manager

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Example 1_Project Manager

In this example, you will create a project, add  description to the project, and create a new drawing in the project.

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Example 2_Project Manager

In this example, you will add drawings in the project, remove some drawings from the project, and replace some drawings with the drawings in the other project.

3
Example 3_Project Manager

In this example, you will create a subfolder in the project and configure the drawing list display.

4
Example 4_Project Manager

In this example, you will copy the existing project and add drawings to this project. You will also find the exception list and compare the settings of the drawing with the project.

5
Example 5_Project Manager

In this example, you will surf a component and extract component information and connection

details of the CADCIM project to an external file using the Location View tab in the PROJECT

MANAGER.

Creating and Inserting Wires

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Example1_Wires

In this example, you will insert wire numbers into a drawing file. Next, you will add wire and delete the wire using the Trim Wire tool and the Delete Wire Numbers tool.

2
Example2_Wires

In this example, you will create a wire type using the Create/Edit Wire Type tool and then change the wire type of a wire using the Change/Convert Wire Type tool.

3
Example3_Wires

In this example, you will insert a wire number and fix all wire numbers in it. You will also insert wire color/gauge labels into the drawing.

4
Example4_Wires

In this example, you will use the Show Wire Sequence tool to trace the wire sequence of one of the wire network in this drawing. Next, you will edit the wire sequence of this wire network using the Edit Wire Sequence tool.

Creating, Inserting, and Modifying Ladders

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Example1_Ladder Diagram

In this example, you will insert a ladder into the drawing and then modify it by trimming rungs. You will also add wires between rungs.

2
Example2_Ladder Diagram

In this example, you will stretch and revise the ladder. Also, you will add rungs to the ladder.

3
Example3_Ladder Diagram

In this example, you will insert a three-phase ladder and also add a three-phase wire bus to the drawing.

4
Example4_Ladder Diagram

In this example, you will set the format for reference numbers of a ladder and then insert a ladder into the drawing. Next, you will insert another ladder and insert X-Y grid labels into the drawing.

Schematic Drawings

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Example1_Schematic Drawing

In this example, you will insert a ladder with four rungs into the drawing and then insert push buttons, relays, and pilot lights from the Insert Component dialog box. Also, you will add a description to components.

2
Example2_Schematic Drawing

In this example, you will understand the options in the Insert/Edit Component dialog box and edit the component to add catalog information to it.

3
Example3_Schematic Drawing

In this example, you will swap one of the component in the drawing with the other component using the Swap/Update Block tool.

4
Example4_Schematic Drawing

In this example, you will change the symbol library setting from NFPA to JIC 125. Also, you will

swap a component of the NFPA library with a component from the JIC 125 library.

Schmatic Editing

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Example1_Schematic editing

In this example, you will insert a ladder and its components into a drawing. Next, you will use the Copy Component, Scoot, Move Component, and Delete Component tools for copying, scooting, moving, and deleting the inserted components. Also, you will hide the attributes of components.

2
Example2_Schematic editing

In this example, you will audit a drawing of the CADCIM project by using the Electrical Audit and Drawing Audit tools and add catalog data to a component in this drawing. You will also surf a component in the drawing.

3
Example3_Schematic editing

In this example, you will create a schematic drawing. Next, you will add catalog data to one of the components and then copy it to other components. Also, you will add location data to one of the control relay and copy it to the rest of the control relays.

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Example4_Schematic editing

In this example, you will update two drawings in the CADCIM project using the Project-Wide Update Retag tool.

Working with Connectors

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Example1_Connectors

In this example, you will create point to point wiring diagram using connectors and multiple wire bus.

2
Example2_Connectors

In this example, you will create point to point wiring diagram using connectors and a splice.

Working with Circuits

1
Example1_Circuits

In this example, you will insert a user-circuit into the drawing, copy the inserted circuit, and then save the circuit.

2
Example2_Circuits

In this example, you will configure a one-line motor circuit using the Circuit Builder tool.

Creating Panel Layouts

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Example1_Panel Layout

In this example, you will extract schematic component list from the CADCIM project using the Schematic List tool. Next, you will insert components from the list in the panel drawings as footprints and then add nameplates to footprints.

2
Example2_Panel Layout

In this example, you will edit the footprints in a panel layout and assign item numbers to them. Next, you will add balloons to footprints.

3
Example3_Panel Layout

In this example, you will insert a footprint manually in the drawing file using the Manual tool. Also, you will make the Xdata of the footprint visible by using the Make Xdata Visible tool.

4
Example4_Panel Layout

In this example, you will create a drawing and insert footprint in it using the User Defined List tool. Also, you will add a new library to the Panel Footprint Libraries library.

5
Example5_Panel Layout

In this example, you will add a new footprint record to the footprint user defined list database file.

Generating Reports

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Example1_Reports

In this example, you will generate a schematic Bill of Material report of the CADCIM project and then insert a table into the drawing. You will then add user attribute field in the schematic Bill of Material report. Also, you will generate a schematic Component report and save the report to the Excel Spreadsheet format file.

2
Example2_Reports

In this example, you will generate the Panel Nameplate report for the CADCIM project and then place the report in a drawing in a tabular format. Also, you will generate the panel Component report and save it in an ASCII format file.

3
Example3_Reports

In this example, you will create and save the format files for schematic components and panel components of the CADCIM project. Next, you will use the Automatic Reports tool to group the format files and generate the report.

Creating PLC Modules

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Example1_PLC Modules

In this example, you will first insert a ladder and then a parametric PLC module into the ladder. Also, you will add empty spaces in the PLC module and then break the module to continue inserting it a few rungs later. Next, you will continue inserting the remaining part of the module into a different ladder.

2
Example2_PLC Modules

In this example, you will insert a ladder into a drawing and then create a new PLC module using the PLC Database File Editor tool. Next, you will insert this new module into the ladder.

3
Example3_PLC Modules

In this example, you will generate PLC drawings using the PLC I/O Utility tool. Also, you will change the default settings and save the settings in a .wdi file.

Adding and inserting Terminal Symbols

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Example1_Terminal Symbols

In this example, you will create a ladder and then insert a terminal symbol in it. Also, you will enter required information in the Insert / Edit Terminal Symbol dialog box.

2
Example2_Terminal Symbols

In this example, you will insert DIN Rail in a drawing and then insert the terminal strip by extracting the terminal information from the drawing in the CADCIM project . Also, you will add information to the terminal strip.

Working with Project and drawing Properties, templates, and title blocks

1
Example1_Drawing and Project Properties

In this example, You will change the drawing properties  for the wire numbers of a drawing and then update the wire numbers. You will also change the project properties of the CADCIM project and notice the changes taking place in the current drawing.

2
Example2_Title block

In this example, you will create a new drawing, set the schematic settings, insert a ladder, and save the drawing as a template file. Finally, you will create a new drawing using the template that has been created.

3
Example3_Title block

In this example, you will create a project description line file (.wdl) and update the title block information of the given drawing accordingly.

4
Example4_Template

In this example, you will create a new block with attributes defined in it. Next, you will create a template using this block. You will also create a new drawing using this template and then set up the title block using method 1 and update the same for this drawing.

Working with Symbols and Marks and verifying drawings

1
Example1_Symbols

In this example, you will create a symbol, insert attributes into it, and then save it. Next, you will insert the symbol created into the drawing.

2
Example2_Symbols

In this example, you will add the symbol that is created earlier to the Insert Component dialog box using the Icon Menu Wizard tool. You will then insert the component into the drawing.

3
Example3_Mark & Verify Drawings

In this example, you will mark a drawing in the CADCIM project, make changes in the drawing, and then verify the drawing using the Mark/Verify DWGs tool.

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Quiz

After taking this quiz, you will gain confidence in the part that you learnt in this course.

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