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Drawing Electrical Plans in AutoCAD

by Pierre Derenoncourt

In this set of AutoCAD tutorials, we'll learn how to draw a basic electrical plan using AutoCAD. Software required: AutoCAD 2015.

What you'll learn

In this set of AutoCAD tutorials, we'll learn how to draw a basic electrical plan using AutoCAD. We'll begin the project by drawing a few symbols to represent important elements within our plan like lights, fixtures, switches, and outlets. Once we've created these symbols, we'll then create blocks for these symbols that we can use for future projects. After creating and writing the blocks to a library, we'll then generate a drawing legend illustrating the symbols we've created, the quantity as well as a description of what the symbols represent. We'll also generate a material cost estimation for the wiring in our project. Finally we'll layout all our electrical symbols in each space on the ground floor and we'll also map out how these are all connected using connection lines. By the end of this AutoCAD training, you'll know how to draw symbols commonly used in electrical plans, create reusable blocks from your symbols, work with geometric constraints, and also generate a drawing legend using tables. Software required: AutoCAD 2015.

About the author

Pierre is a Pluralsight training pioneer. Since becoming the first CAD and BIM author at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company), Pierre has played a major role in building the training library. With a productive background in the CAD industry, working as everything from a drafter to project manager, Pierre has long had a passion for the creativity and hard work that goes into designing architectural projects. Pierre is proud to be able to share his mastery of Revit and AutoCAD with the P... more

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