Create an electrical engineering diagram

Use the Electrical Engineering drawing type to create electrical and electronic schematic diagrams.

Show me an example of a basic electrical engineering diagram

  1. On the File menu, point to New, point to Engineering, and then click one of the following:

    • Basic Electrical

    • Circuits and Logic

    • Industrial Control Systems

    • Systems

      These templates open an unscaled drawing page in portrait orientation Tall page . You can change these settings at any time.

  2. Drag electrical component shapes onto the drawing page. Shapes can have data. You can enter shape data and add new data to a shape.

    Enter shape data

    1. Select a shape, and then on the Shape menu, click Shape Data.

    2. In the Shape Data dialog box, click in each item and type or select a value.

  3. Connect electrical components using the Connector tool Button image or connector shapes.

    Use the Connector tool

    1. Click the Connector tool Button image .

    2. Drag from a connection point Connection point image - blue X on the first shape to a connection point on the second shape. The connector endpoints turn red when the shapes are connected.

    Use connector shapes

    1. Drag a connector shape onto the drawing page.

    2. Place the connector's begin point Begin point image - green square with X inside on the parent shape (the shape you’re connecting from).

    3. Place the connector's end point End point image, which is plus sign in a green square on the child shape (the shape you’re connecting to).

      When the connector is glued to the shapes, the endpoints turn red.

  4. Label individual electrical component shapes by selecting the shape and typing.

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