AutoCAD for Electrical Course Content


The following is a list of topics covered in the AutoCAD for Electrical Course:

Unit 1 - The Basics of AutoCAD for Electrical Users

Creating Project Folders
Creating Electrical Specific Folder and File Names
Adding Files to Project Folders
Using Find to Locate Lost Files
Using Sequential File Saves
File Archives and Compression

Unit 2 - Creating Your First Drawing

Section 1: Setting up a Drawing
Electrical Units
Setting the Limits for Electrical Paper Sizes
Section 2: Using AutoCAD Drafting Tools
Adjusting the Grid and Snap for Electrical Drawings
Section 3: Drawing Lines
Line Widths in Electrical Drawings

Unit 3 - Viewing and Plotting a Drawing

Section 1:Creating Views
Using saved views when Creating Electrical Drawings
Creating Multiple Views of Electrical Drawings
Section 2: Introduction to Plotting
Plotting Drawings with Correct Line Widths

Unit 4 - Basic CAD Drawing Techniques

Section 1: Setting Display Format and Precision
Angular Measurement
Tutorial 4.1: Setting Units and Angular Measurement
Section 2: Working with Template Drawings
Tutorial 4.2: Electrical Template for a Metric Drawing
Section 3: Coordinate System Basics

Unit 5 - Understanding Layers and Linetypes

Section 1: Working With Layers
Naming Layers
Principles of the ISO Layer Naming Format
Agent Responsible
Element
Tutorial 5.1: Creating a Template with ISO layers
Changing the Layer Color
Tutorial 5.2: Changing Layer Color
Using Filters to Limit the Display of Layer Names
Tutorial 5.3: Filtering Layer Names
Section 2: Understanding Linetypes
What are Linetypes?
Creating a Linetype
Tutorial 5.4: Creating ANSI Linetypes
Loading and Setting a Linetype
Tutorial 5.5: Loading and Setting ANSI Linetypes
Understanding Linetype Scale (LTSCALE)

Unit 6 - Creating Geometry Common to Electrical Drawings

Section 1: Drawing Circles (CIRCLE)
Tutorial 6.1: Creating a fuse symbol
Section 2: Drawing Arcs (ARC)
Tutorial 6.2: Creating Arcs with 3 Point and Start Center End

Unit 7 - Annotating a Drawing with Text and Hatching

Section 1: Adding Text to a Drawing
Selecting the Correct Font
Defining a Text Style for Electrical Drawings (STYLE)
Naming the Text Style
Selecting the Roman Simplex Font
Setting the Text Height
Entering Text and Changing the Style
Displaying and Outputting Text
Section 2: Filling Areas with Hatching

Unit 8 - Drawing Accurately

Section 1: Working with Entity Points and Object Snap
Using Various Object Snaps to Create a Fuse Symbol
QUADrant
ENDpoint
PERpendicular

Unit 9 - Creating Selection Sets

Section 1: Methods for Creating Selection Sets
The GROUP Command

Unit 10 - Basic Editing Skills

Section 1: Offsetting, Rotating, Mirroring, Scaling and Stretching
Using Various Editing Commands to Create Electrical Symbols
OFFSET
ROTATE
STRETCH
MIRROR
Section 2: Editing Edges and Corners of Objects
The FILLET Command
The CHAMFER Command

Unit 11 - Editing with Grips

Section 1: Working with Grips
Using Grips to Assist in the Creation of Electrical Symbols
Stretch
Move
Rotate
Scale
Mirror

Unit 12 - Advanced Drawing Techniques

Section 1: Working with POINT and DIVIDE
Creating a Resistor Symbol
Section 2: Creating IC Pads with Dount
Section 3: Creating Symbols and PCB's with Polylines
Creating a Diode symbol with Polylines

Unit 13 - Dimensioning a Drawing

Section 1: Dimensioning Basics
Metric Dimension Standards
Creating Dimension Styles
Section 2: Linear and Radial Dimensioning
Linear Dimensions
Aligned Dimensions
Continued Dimensioning

Unit 14 - Modifying Object Characteristics and Extracting Information from Your Drawing

Section 1: Modifying Object Properties
Moving an Object to a Different Layer
Section 2: Editing a Polyline with PEDIT

Unit 15 - Using Symbols and Attributes

Section 1: Creating and Inserting a Block of the Resistor Symbol
Creating a Block of the Resistor Symbol
Inserting the Resistor Symbol into a Drawing
Section 2: Adding Information to a Resistor Symbol with Attributes
Creating the Resistor Symbol
Defining the Resistor Attributes
Creating a Block of the Resistor and Attributes
Inserting the Block of the Resistor and Attributes