AutoCAD Electrical 2018 Fundamentals with NFPA Standards Newly Released

AutoCAD Electrical 2018 Fundamentals with NFPA Standards Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

The AutoCAD Electrical 2018: Fundamentals with NFPA Standards learning course covers the indispensable core topics for working with the AutoCAD Electrical software. In this learning guide, you will learn how to use many of the powerful electrical drawing creation tools in the AutoCAD Electrical software. You will create schematic drawings (ladder logic and point to point), panel drawings, and PLC-I/O circuits using automated commands for symbol insertion, component tagging, wire numbering, and drawing modification. In addition, you are introduced to methods of customizing AutoCAD Electrical symbols, circuits, and databases. Other topics covered include titleblock linking, reporting tools, templates, and project files.

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Course Prerequisites for AutoCAD Electrical 2018 Fundamentals with NFPA Standards

  • » Before using this course, students need to have a good working knowledge of the AutoCAD software and electrical terminology.

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AutoCAD Electrical 2018 Fundamentals with NFPA Standards Course Objectives

  • » Understanding project files
  • » Creating and editing schematic and panel drawings
  • » Working with PLC symbols
  • » Creating custom symbols
  • » Generating reports

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AutoCAD Electrical 2018 Fundamentals with NFPA Standards Course Outline

      1. Introduction to AutoCAD Electrical
        1. What is AutoCAD Electrical?
          1. Interface
          2. Start Tab
          3. Electrical Help
        2. Drawing Files
          1. Schematic Drawings
          2. Panel Drawings
          3. Reference Drawings
        3. Electrical Components and Wires
          1. Schematic Symbols
          2. PLC Modules
          3. Panel Footprints
          4. Wires
          5. Cable Markers
        4. Design Methodologies
      2. Project Files
        1. Project Manager Interface
          1. Project Files
          2. Project Manager
          3. Projects Tab
          4. Location View Tab
        2. Accessing Project Files
          1. Open an Existing Project File
          2. Create a New Project File
          3. Activate or Close a Project File
        3. Opening a Drawing
        4. Creating a Drawing
        5. Add a Drawing to a Project File
        6. Managing Drawings in Projects
          1. Subfolders
          2. Reorder
          3. Remove
          4. Replace
          5. Rename
          6. Previous/Next Drawing Command
        7. Project Manager Drawing List
      3. Schematics I - Single Wires/Components
        1. Referencing
          1. Line Reference
          2. X-Y Grid Referencing
          3. X Zones
        2. Ladders
          1. Insert Ladders
          2. Revise Ladders
          3. Practice 3a Ladders
        3. Insert Wires
        4. Edit Wires
          1. Trim Wire
          2. Stretch Wires
        5. Add Rungs
        6. Wire Setup
          1. Creating Wire Types
          2. Changing the Wire Type of a Wire
        7. Wire Numbers
          1. Wire Number Types
          2. Copy Wire Numbers
          3. Wire Number Position
          4. Wire Leaders
          5. Move Wire Number
          6. Scoot
          7. Edit Wire Numbers
        8. Source & Destination Signal Arrows
          1. Source Signal Arrow
          2. Destination Signal Arrow
        9. Insert Component
          1. Insert Component Dialog Box
          2. Insert / Edit Component
          3. Edit Component
        10. Parent/Child Components
          1. Insert / Edit Child Component Dialog Box
          2. Practice 3d Insert Component Symbols
      4. Schematics II - Multiwire and Circuits
        1. Dashed Link Lines
        2. 3-Phase Ladders
        3. Multiple Wire Bus
        4. 3-Phase Components
        5. 3-Phase Wire Numbering
        6. Cable Markers
          1. Insert / Edit Cable Marker (Parent Wire)
          2. Insert / Edit Cable Marker (2nd+ wire of cable)
        7. Fan In/Out
          1. Fan In Source
          2. Fan Out Destination
        8. Insert Saved Circuits
        9. Save Circuits to Icon Menu
        10. WBlock Circuits
        11. Copy Circuit
        12. Move Circuit
        13. Circuit Clipboard
        14. Circuit Builder
      5. Editing Commands
        1. Edit Component
          1. Edit Parent Component
          2. Edit Child Component
        2. Updating Drawings
        3. Scoot
        4. Move Component
        5. Copy Component
        6. Align
        7. Delete Component
        8. Surfer Command
        9. Copy Catalog Assignment
        10. Copy Installation/Location Code Values
        11. Attribute Editing Commands
      6. Panel Drawings
        1. Insert Footprint (Icon Menu)
          1. Inserting Footprint
        2. Insert Footprint (Schematic List)
        3. Insert Component (Panel List)
        4. Edit Footprint
        5. Assign Item Numbers
          1. Resequence Item Numbers
        6. Add Balloons
      7. Terminals
        1. Insert Terminal Symbols
        2. Multiple Level Terminals
        3. Multiple Insert Component Command
        4. Insert Jumpers
        5. Terminal Strip Editor
        6. DIN Rail Command
      8. PLC Symbols
        1. Insert PLC (Parametric)
        2. Insert PLC (Full Units)
        3. Insert Individual PLC I/O Points
        4. PLC Based Tagging
        5. Spreadsheet to PLC I/O Utility
      9. Point-to-Point Wiring Drawings
        1. Insert Connectors
          1. Connectors
        2. Edit Connectors
        3. Insert Splices
        4. Insert Multiple Wires
        5. Bend Wires
      10. Symbol Creation
        1. Schematic Symbols
        2. Naming Convention
        3. Icon Menu Wizard
        4. AutoCAD Electrical Databases
        5. Project Database
        6. Catalog Database
          1. Catalog Browser
        7. Footprint Lookup Database
        8. PLC Database
      11. Titleblocks
        1. Update Titleblocks
        2. Titleblock Setup
      12. Reporting Tools
        1. Create Reports
          1. Report Generator
          2. Save to File
          3. Put on Drawing
        2. Configure Report Templates
        3. Running Automatic Reports
        4. Electrical Audit
      13. Settings and Templates
        1. Project Properties
        2. Drawing Properties
          1. Compare Settings
        3. Panel Drawing Configuration
        4. Template Files
        5. Sharing Symbol Libraries and Databases
      14. Drawing Update Tools
        1. Project-Wide Update/Retag
        2. Project-Wide Utilities
        3. Plot Project
        4. Export to Spreadsheet
        5. Update from Spreadsheet
        6. Copy Project
        7. Swap/Update Block
        8. Mark/Verify Drawings
          1. Mark Drawings
          2. Verify Drawings

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  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Joseph D.
- Highly-skilled Autodesk Certified Instructor; working with Autodesk Softwares since 1993.
- Expert in AutoCAD, Autodesk 3DS, Autodesk Revit, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, and Architectural Desktop.
- Authored course materials for numerous Autodesk courses.


Joseph is an Autodesk Certified Instructor specializing in developing and teaching Autodesk courses, with a working knowledge of such products as AutoCAD, Autodesk 3DS, Autodesk Revit, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, and Architectural Desktop.

In addition to teaching and developing courses for the past 10 years, Joseph has authored course materials for many AutoDesk courses. He is also well versed in Inventor 8 and 9.

Joseph demonstrates a straightforward, down-to-earth teaching style in order to reach students at widely differing levels of expertise. His extensive product knowledge and exuberant teaching style makes Joseph a consistently highly rated instructor at NetCom Learning.
Roger M.
- Autodesk authority. Subject Matter Expert specializing in AutoCAD, Revit, 3D, and other Autodesk softwares with over 25 years of experience.
- More than 21 years of experience as a trainer.
- Highly rated instructor with all-time average student evaluation score of 8.7 out of 9.


Roger is an Autodesk Certified Instructor with over 25 years of experience working with challenging projects in the management and support in Revit BIM, AutoCAD and 3DS Max Systems Applications for numerous Architectural and Interior Design Firms, Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing Companies. He is proficient in Advanced Visualization Design and is a specialist with analysis, customization, management and optimization of BIM Revit, AutoCAD and 3DS Max for best practices and standards procedures. Roger has been able to support and assist many firms in the field of Architectural Design in the past 20 years.

Roger is also a CTT+ certified, with a Bachelors degree in Computer Programming
and also holds a New York University Certification. In addition, he has also been an
instructor since 1990 with proven on-site and online training expertise.

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