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AutoCAD Electrical 2014

Video Description

In this training course for AutoCAD Electrical 2014, expert trainer Shaun Bryant guides you through the tools and techniques you can use to create your electrical CAD designs. With AutoCAD Electrical you get a huge selection of symbol libraries and features specific to electrical engineering. Shaun takes you through these features and how to use them step by step in short, easy to understand lessons.
You will begin this tutorial with a walk through the AutoCAD interface, as Shaun shows how to access the electrical design toolset. Each lesson is designed to build on the last, ensuring that you are not inundated with too much information at once, which will increases your retention of the material. Some of the topics that are covered include; workflow basics, schematic wiring, accessing and using electrical symbols, editing your schematics, creating panel layouts, using custom components, PLC Modules, and automation tools. Those features are just a small example of the over 9 hours of top quality video training you get in this professional tutorial.
Once you have completed this computer based training course for AutoCAD Electrical 2014, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques Autodesk has to offer in this popular software program. Not only will you understand them, but you will have functional experience in applying this learning through the working files that the author has included in this training course.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. AutoCAD Electrical 2014 00:05:29
    2. Using The Working Files 00:04:15
  2. The Basics
    1. Welcome Screen 00:03:02
    2. Autodesk 360 00:04:15
    3. Ribbon Interface 00:04:42
    4. Command Line 00:04:43
    5. Status Bar 00:06:41
    6. DWG Filetypes 00:03:13
    7. Using The Mouse 00:04:45
    8. Model And Layout Tabs 00:02:32
    9. Startup Variable - Part 1 00:03:34
    10. Startup Variable - Part 2 00:04:12
  3. Drafting Settings
    1. INFER 00:04:18
    2. SNAP And GRID 00:03:59
    3. ORTHO 00:02:05
    4. POLAR 00:04:00
    5. OSNAP 00:04:53
    6. 3DOSNAP 00:03:40
    7. OTRACK 00:02:57
    8. DUCS 00:02:07
    9. DYN - Part 1 00:02:56
    10. DYN - Part 2 00:03:15
    11. LWT 00:03:31
    12. TPY 00:03:50
    13. QP 00:03:35
    14. SC 00:03:52
    15. AM 00:03:10
    16. ISOLATE 00:02:42
  4. Typical Examples
    1. Typical Electrical Drawing - Part 1 00:03:06
    2. Typical Electrical Drawing - Part 2 00:03:15
    3. Typical Connector Drawing 00:03:21
    4. Typical Schematic Drawing 00:02:53
    5. Typical Panel Drawing 00:03:57
    6. Using Existing Templates 00:04:16
    7. Using Layers 00:05:07
  5. Basic Workflow
    1. The Environment 00:05:05
    2. Quick Access Toolbar 00:05:57
    3. InfoCenter 00:05:11
    4. Basic Project Workflow 00:05:52
  6. Project Basics
    1. Project Files 00:03:01
    2. Project Manager 00:03:38
    3. Project Drawing List 00:06:12
    4. Descriptions And Sections 00:03:43
    5. Making Further Changes 00:05:19
    6. Batch Plotting 00:06:00
    7. Moving Through Project Drawings 00:05:53
    8. Copying Projects 00:05:38
  7. Schematic Wiring
    1. Wires And Ladders 00:05:31
    2. Point-To-Point Wiring 00:06:01
    3. Splicing 00:06:05
    4. Multiple Wires 00:04:25
    5. Wire Numbers And Leaders 00:04:28
    6. Source And Destination Signals 00:02:37
  8. Schematics
    1. Inserting Standalone Symbols 00:04:14
    2. Inserting Parent Symbols 00:03:35
    3. Inserting Child Symbols 00:04:45
    4. Inserting Too Many Contacts 00:02:16
    5. Catalog Part Numbers 00:04:32
    6. Terminal Jumpers And Associations - Part 1 00:04:46
    7. Terminal Jumpers And Associations - Part 2 00:04:51
    8. Saving And Inserting A Circuit - Part 1 00:03:21
    9. Saving And Inserting A Circuit - Part 2 00:05:03
    10. Three Phase Circuits - Part 1 00:01:49
    11. Three Phase Circuits - Part 2 00:05:37
  9. Schematic Editing
    1. Scoot And Move 00:05:47
    2. Aligning Components 00:04:17
    3. Copying And Deleting Components 00:05:07
    4. Open And Closed Contacts 00:05:23
    5. Copy Catalog And Location Values 00:04:53
    6. Swapping And Updating Blocks 00:04:39
    7. Electrical Audit And Drawing Audit 00:04:26
    8. Updating And Retagging 00:05:21
  10. Schematic Reporting
    1. Report Types 00:03:30
    2. Report Format And Setup 00:04:00
    3. Automatic Reports - Chapter 10 00:02:00
    4. Putting Reports Into Drawings 00:04:11
    5. Saving Reports To Files 00:02:37
  11. Settings And Configurations
    1. Wiretypes 00:06:02
    2. Drawing Properties 00:05:22
    3. Project Properties 00:05:08
    4. Drawing Templates 00:04:39
    5. Installation And Search Paths 00:02:29
  12. Panel Layouts
    1. Setting Up Panel Enclosure 00:04:19
    2. Installing Push Buttons Footprint 00:03:32
    3. Installing Pilot Lights Footprint 00:03:29
    4. Installing Nameplate Footprint 00:03:25
    5. Creating A Panel Schematic 00:05:42
    6. Creating Panel Footprints From Schematics 00:03:36
    7. Using DIN Rails 00:03:58
    8. Using Terminal Strips 00:03:08
    9. Panel Drawing Configuration 00:04:17
    10. Item Numbers And Ballooning 00:06:42
    11. Creating Panel Reports 00:04:15
  13. Custom Components
    1. Schematic Symbols And Conventions 00:04:10
    2. Symbol Data Attributes - Part 1 00:03:28
    3. Symbol Data Attributes - Part 2 00:04:42
    4. Wire Connections 00:05:24
    5. Schematic Icon Menus 00:03:49
    6. Panel Icon Menus 00:03:52
    7. Icon Menu Wizard 00:04:35
    8. Schematic And Panel Database Files 00:03:49
  14. Custom Data
    1. Editing The Part Catalog - Part 1 00:03:42
    2. Editing The Part Catalog - Part 2 00:03:50
    3. Title Block Setup - Chapter 14 00:05:12
  15. Automation Tools
    1. Exporting Data 00:04:39
    2. Importing Data 00:03:38
    3. Creating Set Files 00:06:13
    4. Automatic Reports - Chapter 15 00:03:21
  16. PLC Modules
    1. Parametric PLC Modules 00:04:53
    2. Inserting And Breaking PLC Modules 00:04:53
    3. Editing PLC Components 00:04:25
    4. Standalone I/O Points 00:03:54
    5. Non-Parametric PLC Modules 00:04:18
    6. PLC Database File Editor 00:04:35
    7. PLC Module Specifications 00:04:44
    8. Terminal List And Settings 00:05:40
    9. Finishing The PLC Module 00:03:51
    10. Address Component Tag Format 00:03:24
    11. Address Wire Number Tag Format 00:03:05
    12. PLC Address Based Components 00:04:47
  17. Peer-To-Peer Drawings
    1. Peer Drawings 00:03:46
    2. WDType Attribute 00:02:42
  18. Simple Recap
    1. Title Block Setup - Chapter 18 00:04:10
    2. Rungs And Ladders 00:02:26
    3. Inserting Components 00:04:09
    4. Adding Wires 00:02:25
    5. Editing Components 00:03:55
    6. Editing And Tagging Wires 00:03:17
    7. Generating Reports 00:05:14
  19. Close
    1. Using The WDP Files 00:03:57
    2. Finishing Up 00:00:59
  20. Credits
    1. About The Author 00:01:00