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