How to Draw Electrical Diagrams
Start with a Circuit Diagram Template
Let's start by making a circuit diagram. To find a circuit diagram template, click on the Engineering category under New Document on your Dashboard. Open the template called "Electrical Circuit Diagram". While you'll start with a blank page, you'll notice a wide range of electrical symbols docked in the SmartPanel to the left of your drawing area. These capacitors, inductors, switches, resisters, and more will make building your circuit diagram easier.
Find More Symbols
Each template comes with a few relevant symbol libraries already docked. You can scroll through through them or use the carats (small black arrows to the left of the name)
to expand and collapse any library.
You can also drag libraries up and down the stack to reorder them.
If you need more symbols, just type a keyword into the search bar above the docked libraries and hit Enter.
Search results will be displayed below organized into the libraries the symbols were found in. You can simply drag and drop any symbol from the search results to your page.
If you find a library or symbol sets you want to add to your template for later use, click on the golden plus icon and choose either Add result or Add library.
Add an Annotation Layer
You can adda a scale-independent annotation layer to all electrical and engineering documents to help you enhance your drawings with additional information.
This annotation layer will automatically adjust its size and position as the drawing area (or paper size) changes. You can add the scale, author and other
information about the design in this layer just like the "page view" in a traditional CAD program.
To add an Annotation Layer, click Add Annotation Layer under the Document Setup section in your SmartPanel.