AutoCAD Electrical Essentials

Course summary
Professional Training
2 days
495 GBP excl. VAT
Professional Training
Course Dates
495 GBP

495 GBP

Course description

AutoCAD Electrical Essentials - 2-day introductory AutoCAD Electrical course for beginners.

This AutoCAD Electrical training course provides beginners with a comprehensive introduction to the AutoCAD Electrical software, giving delegates all of the skills needed for 2D electrical design and drafting.

Hands-on exercises are used to create 2D electrical drawings and to provide candidates with through understanding of the principal AutoCAD Electrical drawing commands and techniques. These techniques can be applied across a broad spectrum of industries.

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Navigate the AutoCAD Electrical user interface.
  • Build diagrams and panel layouts.
  • Develop and manage drawings of electrical controls.
  • Use techniques for increasing their productivity.

This is an Autodesk-authorised course, run by an Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI)

Suitability - Who should attend?

This AutoCAD Electrical Essentials training is ideal for:

  • Newcomers to AutoCAD Electrical.
  • Users with a small amount of AutoCAD Electrical experience.

Delegates should have good working knowledge of AutoCAD to attend this course, or have attended our AutoCAD Essentials course, or have equivalent knowledge through other means.

If you need to attend our AutoCAD Essentials course, we offer great discounts on training 'bundles' to help with the costs. 

To find out if this course is right for you, please send an enquiry here.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Autodesk e-certificate

Armada is an Autodesk authorised Training Centre (ATC), and this AutoCAD Electrical Essentials course is accredited by Autodesk.

Delegates receive an industry recognised e-certificate from Autodesk to confirm they have attended and successfully completed an accredited AutoCAD Electrical training course.

Course Content

This course typically covers the following topics:


  • Introduction to the course
  • Overview of AutoCAD Electrical
  • Overview of screen layout

Understanding project files

  • Creating a new project
  • WDF project files
  • Project Manager interface

Electrical schematic drawing

  • Wire numbering
  • Component tagging
  • Electrical control circuits
  • Schematic symbol libraries
  • Editing commands

Working with PLC sumbols

  • Insert PLC (parametric)
  • Insert PLC (full units)
  • Insert Individual PLC I/O points
  • PLC based tagging
  • Spreadsheet to PLC I/O utility

Creating custom symbols

  • Creating of schematic symbols
  • Naming convention
  • Icon menu wizard
  • AutoCAD Electrical databases

Terminal plan drawing

  • Insert terminal symbol
  • Manipulation of the terminal plan
  • Multiple level terminals
  • Multiple insert component command
  • Insert jumpers
  • Terminal strip editor
  • DIN Rail command

Generating reports

  • Save an external file
  • Put on drawing
  • Configure report templates
  • Running automatic reports
  • Electrical audit

Training venue

This AutoCAD Electrical Essentials training course is run at our Bromsgrove, Bristol, and Cardiff venues.

Delegates attending our Bromsgrove centre can have a free daily taxi from Bromsgrove train station to our training centre.

Delegates can enjoy fantastic facilities at our venues,with lunch and refreshments included.

We also offer this course in our popular Live Online format, where you get the same high quality training without having to leave your home, or place of work. 

Why choose Armada

4.9 stars Google Review rating

Over 96% delegate experience rating on our Autodesk courses in 2021

5 locations across UK and live online courses


Course fees are inclusive of all relevant course documentation, refreshments and lunch. Discounts available for multiple bookings.

In-house training

Armada can also provide on-request AutoCAD training, exclusively for your group. This can be hosted at the Armada training centres in Bromsgrove, Bristol, Cardiff, Reading, Milton Keynes or Sheffield, or at your venue anywhere in the UK.

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Contact info


6 West Court, Saxon Business Park
B60 4AD Bromsgrove, Birmingham

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Average rating 5

Based on 5 reviews.

Ross M
Good course , Exercise files are a great files and training guide really useful
Paul Wardle
Good course, liked the training guide with activities to have a go yourself. Instructor very knowledgeable on the software, easily talked through any issues had during the class, nice guy and very approachable.
Chris H
Very well put together course with a very knowledgeable instructor
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