AutoCAD Electrical 2016: Mapping Out Your Wirings


AutoCAD Electrical 2016: Mapping Out Your Wirings, Singapore SKillsFuture elarning online course

Course Description

CADLearning for AutoCAD Electrical® 2016 teaches the use of AutoCAD Electrical 2016 as an electrical systems modelling tool, tailored for use by professionals working with electrical components and systems based on the International Electrotechnical Commission standards. Lessons cover how to design a wiring schematic, starting with wires and working toward a completed schematic.

Master design and architecture with the help of Autodesk.

- Discover the different types of Autodesk applications
- Learn about the functions in each application and how to apply them
​- Sift out the different product to find which one suits your project
- Navigate the tools and features like a professional at the end of this course

This course is SkillsFuture Credit Eligible.


Course Objectives

1. Know how to navigate Projects Manager 
2. Know what is Schematic Wiring
3. Know about Schematic Components
4. Understand about Schematic Editing
5. Able to perform Schematic Reports
6. Know about Panel Layouts
7. Understand the Settings and Configurations
8. Know what is Custom Components
9. Understand about Custom Data
10. Know what is Automation Tools
11. Understand about PLC Modules
12. Know about Miscellaneous Advanced Tools


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Content

Course Resources

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Exercise File Download - Assessment

Getting Started

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Introducing AutoCAD Electrical

Introduction to AutoCAD Electrical

Understanding the Application Menu

Understanding the Application Menu, Quick Access Toolbar, ribbon, Help menu, and Status bar.

Understanding the Quick Access Toolbar

Understanding and Using the Quick Access Toolbar interface

Understanding the Ribbon Interface

Using the ribbon interface and understanding how it is workflow-based; also understanding the workspaces unique to Electrical

Using Design Feed

Using Design Feed to communicate with team members

Using and Controlling the Help System

How to control the Help system and use Help while offline

Projects

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Using the Project Manager

Using the Project Manager and understanding its functionality

Creating New Projects with Project Manager

Using Project Manager to create a new project

Organizing Project Lists

Using Project Manager to organize drawings, add drawings, and remove drawings in projects

Creating a New Drawing

Create a new drawing using Project Manager

Creating Descriptions for the Project Drawing List

Adding drawing descriptions and section information to existing drawings using Project Manager.

Plotting From Drawing Lists

Plotting and Batch Plotting using Project Manager

Moving Through Project Drawings in Order

Opening multiple drawings with Project Manager and navigating between them

Opening and Activating Projects

Opening, closing and activating Projects using Project Manager

Copying Projects

Copying entire projects using the Copy Project tool

Schematic Wiring

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Understanding Wires and Wire Type Layers

Understanding Wires and Wire Layers

Inserting Wires

Inserting Wires

Trimming Wires

Trimming Wires

Inserting Ladders

Defining and Inserting Ladders

Revising Ladders

Revise and Update Ladders

Referencing Ladders

Location Referencing

Wiring Tools

Point-to-point Wiring Tools, Including insert splice, bend wire, and auto routing.

Wiring with the Multiple Bus Tool

Point-to-point Wiring Using the Multiple Bus Tool

Numbering Wires

About Wire Numbers.

Assigning Wire Numbers Automatically

Adding Wire Numbers and Wire Number Copies

Editing Wire Numbers

Editing Wire Numbers

Numbering Wires and Leader Configuration

Wire Number Leaders and Configuration Options

Inserting Destination Signal Arrows

Linking Source and Destination Signal Arrows - Creating a Link

Linking Destination and Source Signal Arrows

Linking Source and Destination Signals - Completing the Link

Inserting Source Signal Arrows and Linking

Linking Source and Destination Signals - Completing the Link

Schematic Components

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Using the Icon Menu Interface

Using the Insert Components Icon Menu interface

Inserting a Component and Configuring its Description

Using the Insert/Edit Component Dialog Component Descriptions

Using the Insert Edit Components Catalog

Using the Insert/Edit Component Dialog Catalog and Other Areas

Insertingand Linking Child Components

Inserting and Linking Child Components

Creating a Panel List of Schematic Components

Lesson Description Inserting Schematic Components from a Panel List - Creating the List

Inserting Schematic Components from Lists - Completing the Insertion Process

Inserting Schematic Components from a Panel List, Inserting From the List

Inserting Multiple Schematic Components from Lists

Inserting Multiple Components from Lists

Inserting Multiple Schematic Components from an Equipment List

Inserting Schematic Components from an Equipment List

Inserting Schematic Components from a Catalog

Inserting Schematic Components from a Catalog

Inserting Connectors

Review the Insert Connector command and all of its options. Insert connectors into a drawing.

Configuring Connector Options

Editing Connectors

Understanding Terminals

How terminal symbols operate inside of a schematic drawing.

Assigning Terminal Block Properties

Terminal Block Properties

Creating and Editing Terminal Jumpers

Reviewing the different type of Terminal Jumpers

Using Terminal Associations

Using Terminal Associations for the Creation of Multiple Level Terminals

Working with Circuits

Moving, Copying, and Inserting Circuits

Creating Multiple-Phase Circuits

Creating and using Multiple Phase Circuits

Schematic Editing

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Using the Location Editing Commands

Using the Scoot, Move and Align commands for the proper placement of components inside a drawing

Modifying Components

Using the Copy Component command to copy existing components on your drawing in order to create new components. Using the Delete Component command in order to delete existing components on your drawing. Using the Toggle command in order to switch between a normally open and normally closed contact.

Editing Using a Location Box

Using the Location Box command in order to group multiple components into a single location.

Copying Part Numbers and Location Codes

Using the Copy Catalog command in order to copy part number data from one component to another. Using the copy Location Code Values in order to copy a location from one component to another.

Swapping Blocks

Using the Swap/Update Block command in order to swap one symbol for another symbol.

Updating Blocks and Using Library Swap

Using the Swap/Update Block command in order to swap one library of symbols with another library of symbols.

Using the Auditing Tools

Using the Electrical Audit and Drawing Audit commands in order to repair errors across the project.

Updating and Retagging Drawings

Using the Update/Retag command in order to update drawings throughout the entire project.

Schematic Reports

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Creating Schematic Reports

Creating Schematic Report Types and Using the Report Generator

Formatting Schematic Report Options

Configuring options within the Report Generator to properly format reports

Changing the Report Format

Editing the formatting options within the Report Generator

Producing a Report

Report Outputs

Creating Wiring Reports

Wire from/to and component wiring reports

Publishing Drawings

Publishing drawings

Panel Layouts

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Comparing Schematic Symbols and Panel Symbols

Creating Panel Layouts, Comparing Schematic Components and Panel Footprints

Creating Panel Layouts by Inserting Footprints

Creating Panel Layouts, Inserting Footprints from the Icon Menu

Inserting Footprints from a Schematic List

Creating Panel Layouts, Inserting Footprints from a Schematic List

Inserting Multiple Footprints

Creating Panel Layouts and Inserting Multiple Footprints from a Schematic List

Inserting Nameplates into Panel Layouts

Creating Panel Layouts, Inserting Nameplates

Using the DIN Rail Tool

Using the DIN rail tool and inserting DIN rail into a panel.

Using the Terminal Strip Editor

Using the Terminal Strip Editor

Using the Terminal Strip Editing Tools

Terminal Strip Editing Tools

Using the Spares and Accessories Tools in the Terminal Strip Editor

Using the Terminal Strip Editor to add spares and accessories and insert the terminal strip into your drawing

Updating Terminal Data with the Terminal Strip Editor

Using the Terminal Strip Editor to Update Terminal Data

Inserting Tabular Terminal Charts Using the Terminal Strip Editor

Using the Terminal Strip Editor to insert tabular terminal strips

Inserting Jumper Charts Using the Terminal Strip Editor

Using the terminal strip editor to insert jumper charts into a drawing

Configuring Panel Layout Annotation

Configure a panel drawing in order to set up default settings for item numbering, balloons, footprint layers and references.

Annotating Panel Layouts and Reports

Annotating Panel Footprints by Assigning Item Numbers and Balloons

Creating a Bill of Material Panel Report

Creating a bill of material report for a panel, including adjusting the settings for the layout of the report and configuring the options of a report.

Settings and Configurations

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Creating Wire Types

Create and manage wire types. Create wire layers and review the differences between a wire layer and a standard AutoCAD layer.

Creating Wire Types with Advanced Options

Create and manage wire types using advanced options. Create wire layers. Review the differences between a standard AutoCAD line object and an AutoCAD Electrical wire line object.

Modifying Wire Types

Changing the wire type user column labels. Adding the correct user column in relation to the wire layer name.

Creating Wire Type Layer Overrides

Creating wire layer formats and overrides and applying the overrides to the wire number format.

Importing Wire Types

Importing wire types through the use of project properties and editing the drawing properties.

Using Reference Files

Using reference files inside of a project or drawing. Display how reference files are incorporated into the Edit Component command and project descriptions.

Using the Environment File

Using and editing the environment file. Setting up more than one environment file in order to change particular paths inside of a project.

Configuring the Drawing Settings

Accessing the Drawing Properties and the Drawing Settings tab. Review each category of the Drawing Settings tab and how it affects the properties for a drawing file.

Configuring Settings for Component Tags

Accessing the Drawing Properties and the Components tab. Review each category of the Components tab and how it affects the tag scheme for each component when inserting into a drawing.

Setting the Wire Number Options

Accessing the Drawing Properties dialog and the Wire Numbers tab. Review each category of the Wire Numbers tab and how it affects the wire number scheme for each wire when inserting into a drawing.

Defining Cross-References

Accessing the Drawing Properties and the Cross-References tab. Review each category of the Cross-References tab and how it affects the cross-reference scheme for each cross reference when inserted into a drawing.

Setting the Default Styles

Accessing the Drawing Properties and the Styles tab. Review the different categories of the Styles tab and how it affects the appearance of arrows, PLC's, wire cross, and wire tees when inserted into a drawing.

Setting the Drawing Format Options

Accessing the Drawing Properties and the Drawing Format tab. Review the different categories of the Drawing Format tab and how it affects the appearance of ladders, format referencing, scale, and wire number order when inserted into a drawing.

Understanding the Configuration Block

Accessing the Drawing Properties and reviewing the configuration block. The configuration block name is called wd_m.dwg and controls default settings specifically for AutoCAD Electrical drawing files.

Creating Project Settings

Accessing the project properties and Project Settings tab. Incorporating the different settings into your project.

Accessing Project Options

Accessing the project properties and other options. Review the effects of the different options and how it is incorporated into a project.

Comparing Project and Drawing Properties

Comparing project properties with drawing properties.

Creating Drawing Templates

Creating drawing templates. Review how to create a drawing template and incorporate the parameters inside of a template drawing.

Modifying Drawing Templates

Modifying drawing templates. Review how to modify a drawing template to create a second template.

Custom Components

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Naming Schematic Symbols

Reviewing the schematic symbol definition and naming convention

Reviewing Schematic Symbol Templates

Reviewing symbol template files for the creation of symbols

Configuring the Symbol Builder

Configuring the Symbol Builder for the creation of custom AutoCAD Electrical blocks

Reviewing the Symbol Builder Environment

Reviewing the Symbol Builder environment for the creation of custom AutoCAD Electrical blocks

Inserting Attributes in the Symbol Builder

Inserting required attributes inside the Symbol Builder

Inserting Wire Connections for Symbol Builder

Inserting wire connection and other attributes inside the Symbol Builder

Using the Symbol Builder Tools

Using the Symbol Builder tools in order to convert text, configure, audit, and save symbols

Using the Icon Menu Wizard

Detailing the use of the icon menu wizard environment

Adding Components Using the Icon Menu Wizard

Using the add component feature inside the icon menu wizard

Adding Submenus to the Icon Menu Wizard

Adding a submenu and managing icons inside the icon menu wizard

Defining Panel Footprint Symbols

The difference between schematic intelligent symbols and panel intelligent symbols. Reviewing the requirements to create an intelligent footprint panel symbol.

Creating Panel Footprint Symbols

Creating an intelligent footprint symbol for use inside of a mechanical drawing

Adding Panel Footprints to a Database

Adding an entry to the footprint lookup database in order to match a part number to a footprint symbol

Inserting Panel Footprints from a List

Inserting a footprint symbol from a list that is generated from the schematic drawings

Custom Data

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Managing the Part Catalog Database

Defining the part catalog database inside AutoCAD Electrical and how it is related to Microsoft Access.

Adding Part Catalog Numbers to the Database

Adding a part catalog number record to the parts database file and attaching a part number to a component.

Adding a Catalog Subassembly to the Database

Adding a part catalog subassembly record to the parts database file and attaching a subassembly to a component.

Adding Multiple Catalog Part Numbers to a Single Component

Attaching multiple catalog part numbers to a single component

Using the Pin List Database

Assign catalog part number data to a component and view how part number data is linked to a pin list table.

Editing the Pin List Database

Adding a new entry to the pin list database and assigning a part number to a component that will automatically assign a pin list.

Editing the Terminal Block Properties Database

Adding a new entry to the terminal block properties database and linking it to a catalog part number.

Understanding Title Block Attributes

Title Block mapping options and formatting

Mapping Title Blocks to Internal Attributes

Create a title block file and map it to a project using an internal attribute option.

Mapping Title Blocks to an External File

Create a title block file and map it to a project using an external attribute option.

Updating Title Block Attributes

The process of updating a title block inside of a project by changing the attribute values.

Automation Tools

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Updating Schematics from Spreadsheets

Export project data to a comma-delimited, Excel spreadsheet or Access database file so you can examine and edit the data. Import data from an edited spreadsheet, and retag or update components, wire numbers, terminal text, or PLC I/O.

Creating Report Format Files

Create and maintain a report formatting file. A format (.set) file pre-formats both automatic reports and manually reports.

Generating Automatic Reports

Define a list of reports and their format files, and run the reports automatically.

PLC Modules

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Understanding PLC Components and Inserting Standalone PLC Points

Insert and annotate standalone PLC layout symbols.

Inserting Fixed PLC I-O Modules

Inserting and annotating full unit PLC modules.

Inserting Parametric PLC I-O Modules

Inserting and annotating a parametric PLC symbol.

Working with Breaks in PLC Modules

Working with breaks in a PLC module.

Using the PLC Database File Editor

Using the PLC database file editor and entering the module specifications and attribute data.

Annotating Terminals and Settings in the PLC Database File Editor

Using the PLC database file editor for the annotation of terminals and settings.

Setting Attribute Data in the PLC Database File Editor

Using the PLC database editor with attribute data and showing the unused terminals.

Applying PLC I-O Address-Based Tagging

Using the PLC I/O address for component tags and wire numbers.

Using the Spreadsheet to PLC I-O Utility - Setup

Use the setup and configuration for the Spreadsheet to PLC I/O utility.

Using the Spreadsheet to PLC I-O Utility - Layout

Creates a set of PLC I/O drawings from spreadsheet data.

Miscellaneous Advanced Tools

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Adding Wire Sequences

Adding wire sequences to Electrical drawings

Adding Wire Annotation to Footprints

Transferring wire connection data from schematic to panel drawings

Using Cable Marker Symbols

Inserting and editing cable markers.

Inserting Wire Fan In-Out Source Signals

Inserting wire fan and signals in the multi-wire layer

Adding Cable Markers

Adding cable markers and source destination signals to a multi-wire entity

Inserting Wire Fan In-Out Destination Signals and Cable Reports

Adding destination arrows, fan out signals, and creating a cable report

Using the Circuit Builder

Overview of the Circuit Builder and inserting a circuit with default options.

Inserting a Circuit Using the Circuit Builder

Using the Circuit Builder to configure a motor circuit

Configuring Circuits Using the Circuit Builder

Using the Circuit Builder to configure a circuit and other configuration options

Recalculating Wire Size Using the Circuit Builder

Recalculating wire size on an existing configured circuit

Using Templates for the Circuit Builder

Customizing circuit templates for use with the Circuit Builder tool

Using the Circuit Builder Spreadsheet

Customizing the Circuit Builder spreadsheet for use inside of the Circuit Builder tool.

Inserting a Custom Circuit Using the Circuit Builder

Using the Circuit Builder to insert a custom circuit and other Circuit Builder options

Using the Electrical Standards Database Editor

Using the Electrical Standards Database Editor.

Working with Peer-to-Peer Style Drawings

Using peer style drawings and the WD type and the WDTAGALT attributes.

Linking Schematic Components to Peer Components with the Same Tag

Linking schematic components to peer components using the tag1 attribute

Linking Schematic Components to Peer Components with a Different Tag

Linking schematic components to peer components using the WDTAGALT attribute

Using One-Line Components with No Wire Numbers

Using one-line components, no wire number wires, and creating and linking one line diagrams manually

Exporting Data to Other Applications

Exporting Data to Other Applications

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