Software and Resources

Electrical Drawing

Discover specialized toolsets for creating electrical drawings with AutoCAD professional design and drafting software.

What is an electrical drawing?

Electrical drawings are technical documents that depict and notate designs for electrical systems. Workers use these documents to install systems on-site. In electrical drawings, every type of component and connection has its own specialized symbol—and every detail matters. 

How to read electrical drawings

Learn the symbols used to notate components in an electrical drawing.


Use AutoCAD tools to diagram lighting sources, from klieg lights to sconces.


From single-pole to multiple-pole, AutoCAD can help you diagram electrical circuits.


Fuses limit the flow of current to prevent damage to other components. With AutoCAD, fuses are easier to design and diagram.


Electrical circuits must connect to the ground to maintain safety. Learn the correct ways to diagram electrical grounds with AutoCAD.


Wires connect components, and AutoCAD gives you the design power to specify what you need.


AutoCAD gives you the design tools to diagram resistors, which reduce current flow, adjust signal levels, divide voltages, and more.


Capacitors store potential energy; they're polarized or nonpolarized. The AutoCAD Electrical toolset enables you to diagram capacitors correctly.

Power sources

From DC to AC currents and batteries, there are many ways to power what you make. AutoCAD makes the planning and design process easy.

Specialized electrical drawing software

2D and 3D CAD tools, with enhanced insights, AI-automations, and collaboration features. Subscription includes AutoCAD on desktop, web, mobile, and seven specialized toolsets.

Best-in-class tool for 2D CAD drafting, drawing, and documentation. Subscription includes AutoCAD LT on desktop, web, and mobile.

Get started with AutoCAD tutorials and webinars

Video: AutoCAD interface basics

Design environment tutorial

Learn the basics of the AutoCAD interface and how to open essential tools. (3:16 min.)

AutoCAD webinars for electrical drawing

Electrical drawing webinars

From basic schematic design to advanced file management, these webinars can get you up to speed.

AutoCAD tutorials

AutoCAD tutorials

Get step-by-step instructions on circuit and wiring design, report generation, and a host of topics related to electrical drawings. 

See how customers are using electrical drawing software


Making the switch from AutoCAD LT to AutoCAD

Martz Technologies switched from AutoCAD LT to AutoCAD (with the Electrical toolset) and saw greater efficiency with the additional features. 


AutoCAD makes ice cream sandwich machine a reality

Martin CSI relies on AutoCAD Electrical toolset for industrial manufacturing projects—including an ice cream sandwich filler machine. 


Streamlining conveyor systems

CLE streamlines its manufacturing processes to deliver consumer products onto store shelves. 

Electrical drawing resources

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Learn about implementation, configuration, database management, and more.

Learn how to insert and create PLC modules in this class from AU Las Vegas 2017.

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