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Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical 2010: Basic Concepts Tutorial

AutoCAD Electrical 2010, written by software vendor Autodesk, is the world’s most widely used 2D electrical Computer Aided Design (CAD) package. It lets you design, visualize and communicate your ideas with ease and efficiency. AutoCAD Electrical 2010 has many new software features that make plotting, publishing and scaling so much easier and quicker. Its new user interface makes commands easy to find and allows users to be trained easily and quickly. This basic concepts course provides you with the skills needed to develop your AutoCAD knowledge to a competent user level, giving you the ability to plot, publish and scale with ease, impressing your customers and colleagues! To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

This course uses AutoCAD Electrical 2010 for the videos and workfiles provided. Some of the ribbon, toolbar and menu settings may differ slightly on previous versions of AutoCAD Electrical


AutoCAD Electrical 2010

Basic Workflow

Quick Access Toolbar
Application Menu
Basic Circuit Workflow

Project Basics

Project Files
Project Manager
Project Drawing List
Descriptions & Sections
Making Changes
Batch Plotting pt. 1
Batch Plotting pt. 2
Moving Through Project Drawings pt. 1
Moving Through Project Drawings pt. 2
Copying Projects

Schematic Wiring

Wires & Ladders
Point-to-Point Wiring
Multiple Wires
Wire Numbers & Leaders
Source & Destination Signals

Schematic Components

Schematic Symbols
Catalog Part Numbers
Parent/Child Relationships
Connectors And Wiring
Terminal Jumpers & Associations pt. 1
Terminal Jumpers & Associations pt. 2
Saving & Inserting a Circuit pt. 1
Saving & Inserting a Circuit pt. 2
Three Phase Circuits pt. 1
Three Phase Circuits pt. 2

Schematic Editing

Scoot & Move
Aligning Components
Copying & Deleting Components
Open & Closed Contacts
Copy Catalog & Location Values
Swapping & Updating Blocks
Electrical Audit & Drawing Audit
Update & Retag the Project pt. 1
Update & Retag the Project pt. 2

Schematic Reporting

Creating Reports
Reports Generator
Report Formats
Reports In Drawings
Saving Reports To Files

Panel Layouts

Panel Footprints From Schematics
Icon Menu & Nameplates
The DIN Rail Tool
Editing Terminal Strips
Panel Drawing Configuration
Item Numbers & Balloons
Panel Reports

Settings & Configurations

Drawing Properties
Project Properties
Drawing Templates
Installation & Search Paths

Custom Components

Schematic Symbols & Conventions
Symbol Data Attributes pt. 1
Symbol Data Attributes pt. 2
Wire Connections
Attribute Templates
Symbol Builder Tool
Icon Menus
Icon Menu Wizard
Panel Footprint Database Files

Custom Data

Editing the Part Catalog Database pt. 1
Editing the Part Catalog Database pt. 2
Title Block Setup Tool

Automation Tools

Exporting Data
Updating Data
Creating SET Files
Automatic Reports

PLC Modules

Parametric PLC Modules
Inserting & Breaking PLC Modules pt. 1
Inserting & Breaking PLC Modules pt. 2
Editing PLC Components
Standalone I/O Points
Non-parametric PLC Modules
PLC Database File Editor
PLC Module Specifications
Terminal List & Settings
Finishing Your PLC Module
Address Component Tag Format
Address Wire Number Tag Format
PLC Address Based Components

Peer-To-Peer Drawings

Peer Diagrams
WDTYPE Attribute


Title Block Setup
Rungs & Ladders Setup
Inserting Components
Editing Components
Adding Wires
Editing & Tagging Wires
Generating a Report pt. 1
Generating a Report pt. 2

Wrap Up

Using the WDP Files
Wrap Up


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