AutoCAD Electrical – Beginners Course

Do you create or maintain documentation for wiring diagrams? This is a beginners course for you who want to get started with drawings of wiring diagrams in AutoCAD electrical.

AutoCAD Electrical – Beginners Course


For two days we will go through the basics of AutoCAD Electrical. We teach you drawing techniques, design and change in drawings, make reports with content generated from the drawings you have created, and present these in print. We will focus on the right methodology so you can increase your productivity.

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Course description

Target audience

The course is aimed at those who want to learn to work in and use AutoCAD Electrical as a design tool to produce or maintain wiring diagrams. The course is designed so that you, regardless of background or area of ​​use, can complete the course.

Objectives with AutoCAD Electrical beginners course

After completing the course, you must have sufficient knowledge to get started and work independently with AutoCAD Electrical.

The goal after completing the course is that you should be able to:

– Understand how AutoCAD Electrical works as a design tool for wiring diagrams, at a basic level.

User interface
– Understand and customize the interface to your needs.

Drawing technique
– Use the right methodology to create and modify electrical schedule documents in an efficient way.

Drawing templates
– Create and change your own drawing templates that streamline your daily design work.
– Create and manage layers and wiretypes.

Design drawings
– Design correct, wiring diagrams and scalable layouts.

Reuse projects and drawings
– Manage and reuse existing electrical schedules and projects.

Printing drawings
– Make correct settings for printing both wiring diagrams and scalable layouts.


The exercises are pedagogically designed so that you can practice drawing in AutoCAD Electrical. The focus is on the right methodology for you to learn to construct in the most efficient way possible from the beginning.

Previous knowledge

Basic course in AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT or basic knowledge in drawing technology is a requirement, which means that you must know what a drawing is and what it should look like. You must have experience in designing wiring diagrams.

Course material

We use Autodesk’s course material that contains both theory and practical exercises, supplemented with our own exercises in Swedish. Cost for course material will be added.

Course content in AutoCAD Electrical beginners course

Autodesk and AutoCAD Electrical
General information
Purpose and goal

User interface
Review of interface and drawing environment
Make changes to the interface
Customize menu file
Project settings

Drawing technique
Review of basic drawing techniques
Review of drawing aids
Review of editing tools
Practice drawing technique
Repeat drawing technique

Drawing templates
Introduce templates / drawing templates
Introduce layers (wiretypes)
Create your own template
Symbol handling

Reuse design
Project management
Create your own symbols
Copy project

Design drawings
Introduce wiretypes
Work with drawings in projects

The component database
Use supplement and modify

Use and modify reports, e.g. BOM lists, terminal blocks, connection tables, etc.
Export to Excel, xml, mdb, csv or ASCII
Place on drawing

Printing drawings
Make correct settings for printing from the project
Make correct settings for printing from scalable layouts
Batch plotting of drawings in projects

Purpose and goal
Course evaluation
Continuation courses etc.


Loan of computer included
Cost for course material will be added (800 SEK)
Lunch and coffee included
Course duration: 2 days
Time: 09.00-16.00
Price applies excluding VAT

Interactive teacher-led distance education

Do you not have the opportunity to come to any of our offices? No problem! Through remote connection, you still get the opportunity to use the software on our powerful course computers and follow the exercises our course leaders go through.
We recommend that you have two screens and a headset to be able to get the best out of our distance education. Contact us for more information!

Company-adapted course

Do you want the course to be company-adapted? No problem, we can adapt the content to your needs, goals and challenges. Contact us for more information and a quote!

Do you have questions about the AutoCAD Electrical beginners course?

Contact our education manager for more information and requests on how the course should be designed and adapted to your company’s conditions.

Katarina Espeling
+4673-88 35 195