AutoCAD Electrical 2014

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In this training course for AutoCAD Electrical 2014, expert trainer Shaun Bryant guides you through the tools and techniques you can use to create your electrical CAD designs. With AutoCAD Electrical you get a huge selection of symbol libraries and features specific to electrical engineering. Shaun takes you through these features and how to use them step by step in short, easy to understand lessons.
You will begin this tutorial with a walk through the AutoCAD interface, as Shaun shows how to access the electrical design toolset. Each lesson is designed to build on the last, ensuring that you are not inundated with too much information at once, which will increases your retention of the material. Some of the topics that are covered include; workflow basics, schematic wiring, accessing and using electrical symbols, editing your schematics, creating panel layouts, using custom components, PLC Modules, and automation tools. Those features are just a small example of the over 9 hours of top quality video training you get in this professional tutorial.
Once you have completed this computer based training course for AutoCAD Electrical 2014, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques Autodesk has to offer in this popular software program. Not only will you understand them, but you will have functional experience in applying this learning through the working files that the author has included in this training course.

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. AutoCAD Electrical 2014
    2. Using The Working Files
  2. The Basics
    1. Welcome Screen
    2. Autodesk 360
    3. Ribbon Interface
    4. Command Line
    5. Status Bar
    6. DWG Filetypes
    7. Using The Mouse
    8. Model And Layout Tabs
    9. Startup Variable - Part 1
    10. Startup Variable - Part 2
  3. Drafting Settings
    1. INFER
    2. SNAP And GRID
    3. ORTHO
    4. POLAR
    5. OSNAP
    6. 3DOSNAP
    7. OTRACK
    8. DUCS
    9. DYN - Part 1
    10. DYN - Part 2
    11. LWT
    12. TPY
    13. QP
    14. SC
    15. AM
    16. ISOLATE
  4. Typical Examples
    1. Typical Electrical Drawing - Part 1
    2. Typical Electrical Drawing - Part 2
    3. Typical Connector Drawing
    4. Typical Schematic Drawing
    5. Typical Panel Drawing
    6. Using Existing Templates
    7. Using Layers
  5. Basic Workflow
    1. The Environment
    2. Quick Access Toolbar
    3. InfoCenter
    4. Basic Project Workflow
  6. Project Basics
    1. Project Files
    2. Project Manager
    3. Project Drawing List
    4. Descriptions And Sections
    5. Making Further Changes
    6. Batch Plotting
    7. Moving Through Project Drawings
    8. Copying Projects
  7. Schematic Wiring
    1. Wires And Ladders
    2. Point-To-Point Wiring
    3. Splicing
    4. Multiple Wires
    5. Wire Numbers And Leaders
    6. Source And Destination Signals
  8. Schematics
    1. Inserting Standalone Symbols
    2. Inserting Parent Symbols
    3. Inserting Child Symbols
    4. Inserting Too Many Contacts
    5. Catalog Part Numbers
    6. Terminal Jumpers And Associations - Part 1
    7. Terminal Jumpers And Associations - Part 2
    8. Saving And Inserting A Circuit - Part 1
    9. Saving And Inserting A Circuit - Part 2
    10. Three Phase Circuits - Part 1
    11. Three Phase Circuits - Part 2
  9. Schematic Editing
    1. Scoot And Move
    2. Aligning Components
    3. Copying And Deleting Components
    4. Open And Closed Contacts
    5. Copy Catalog And Location Values
    6. Swapping And Updating Blocks
    7. Electrical Audit And Drawing Audit
    8. Updating And Retagging
  10. Schematic Reporting
    1. Report Types
    2. Report Format And Setup
    3. Automatic Reports - Chapter 10
    4. Putting Reports Into Drawings
    5. Saving Reports To Files
  11. Settings And Configurations
    1. Wiretypes
    2. Drawing Properties
    3. Project Properties
    4. Drawing Templates
    5. Installation And Search Paths
  12. Panel Layouts
    1. Setting Up Panel Enclosure
    2. Installing Push Buttons Footprint
    3. Installing Pilot Lights Footprint
    4. Installing Nameplate Footprint
    5. Creating A Panel Schematic
    6. Creating Panel Footprints From Schematics
    7. Using DIN Rails
    8. Using Terminal Strips
    9. Panel Drawing Configuration
    10. Item Numbers And Ballooning
    11. Creating Panel Reports
  13. Custom Components
    1. Schematic Symbols And Conventions
    2. Symbol Data Attributes - Part 1
    3. Symbol Data Attributes - Part 2
    4. Wire Connections
    5. Schematic Icon Menus
    6. Panel Icon Menus
    7. Icon Menu Wizard
    8. Schematic And Panel Database Files
  14. Custom Data
    1. Editing The Part Catalog - Part 1
    2. Editing The Part Catalog - Part 2
    3. Title Block Setup - Chapter 14
  15. Automation Tools
    1. Exporting Data
    2. Importing Data
    3. Creating Set Files
    4. Automatic Reports - Chapter 15
  16. PLC Modules
    1. Parametric PLC Modules
    2. Inserting And Breaking PLC Modules
    3. Editing PLC Components
    4. Standalone I/O Points
    5. Non-Parametric PLC Modules
    6. PLC Database File Editor
    7. PLC Module Specifications
    8. Terminal List And Settings
    9. Finishing The PLC Module
    10. Address Component Tag Format
    11. Address Wire Number Tag Format
    12. PLC Address Based Components
  17. Peer-To-Peer Drawings
    1. Peer Drawings
    2. WDType Attribute
  18. Simple Recap
    1. Title Block Setup - Chapter 18
    2. Rungs And Ladders
    3. Inserting Components
    4. Adding Wires
    5. Editing Components
    6. Editing And Tagging Wires
    7. Generating Reports
  19. Close
    1. Using The WDP Files
    2. Finishing Up
  20. Credits
    1. About The Author

Product information

  • Title: AutoCAD Electrical 2014
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: March 2013
  • Publisher(s): Infinite Skills
  • ISBN: 9781771370776