AutoCAD Electrical 2018 Black Book by Gaurav VermaAutoCAD Electrical 2018 Black Book by Gaurav Verma

AutoCAD Electrical 2018 Black Book

byGaurav Verma, Matt Weber

Paperback | April 21, 2017

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The AutoCAD Electrical 2018 Black Book, the fourth edition of AutoCAD Electrical Black book, has been updated as per the enhancements in the AutoCAD Electrical 2018. Following the same strategy as for the previous edition, the book is written to help professionals as well as learners in performing various tedious jobs in Electrical control designing. The book follows a step by step methodology. It covers almost all the information required by a learner to master the AutoCAD Electrical. The book starts with basics of Electrical Designing, goes through all the Electrical controls related tools and ends up with practical examples of electrical schematic and panel designing. Chapter on Reports makes you comfortable in creating and editing electrical component reports. We have also discusses the interoperability between Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD Electrical which is need of industry these days. In this edition, we have added practical examples and a project for practice. We have tried to improve the language of book based on the reviews we got. Some of the salient features of this book are :

In-Depth explanation of concepts

Every new topic of this book starts with the explanation of the basic concepts. In this way, the user becomes capable of relating the things with real world.

Topics Covered

Every chapter starts with a list of topics being covered in that chapter. In this way, the user can easy find the topic of his/her interest easily.

Instruction through illustration

The instructions to perform any action are provided by maximum number of illustrations so that the user can perform the actions discussed in the book easily and effectively. There are about 1000 small and large illustrations that make the learning process effective.

Tutorial point of view

At the end of concept’s explanation, the tutorial make the understanding of users firm and long lasting. After discussion of all the related tools, book has tutorials that are real world projects. Moreover most of the tools in this book are discussed in the form of tutorials.


Free projects and exercises are provided to students for practicing.

For Faculty

If you are a faculty member, then you can ask for video tutorials on any of the topic, exercise, tutorial, or concept.

Title:AutoCAD Electrical 2018 Black BookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:436 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.89 inPublished:April 21, 2017Publisher:Gaurav VermaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:198872208X

ISBN - 13:9781988722085

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1:Basics of Electrical Drawings

Need of Drawings

Electrical Drawings

Symbols in Electrical Drawings

Wire and Specifications


Abbreviations Used in Electrical

Drawings and Reports

Types of Circuits Diagrams


Chapter 2:Introduction to AutoCAD Electrical and Interface

Introduction to AutoCAD Electrical

Downloading and Installing

AutoCAD Electrical 2018 Student Version

Starting AutoCAD Electrical

Creating a new drawing document

Title Bar

Application Menu

Drawing Tab Bar

Drawing Area

Command Window


Chapter 3:Project Management

Workflow in AutoCAD Electrical

Initializing Project

Project Properties

Opening a Project File

Creating New Drawing in a Project

Adding an Exiting Drawing in Project


Project Task List

Project Wide Update or Retag

Drawing List Display Configuration

Plotting and Publishing

Removing, Replacing, and Renaming

Drawings in a Project

Locations View in Project Manager



Chapter 4:Inserting Components

Electrical Components

Setting Symbol Library for Project

Inserting Component Using Icon Menu

Catalog Browser

User Defined List

Equipment List

Panel List

Pneumatic Components

Hydraulic Components

P&ID Components

Symbol Builder

Adding New Symbol in Icon Menu



Chapter 5:Wires, Circuits, and Ladders



Multiple Bus


Wire Numbering

Wire Number Leaders and Labels


Circuit Builder


Practice 1


Chapter 6:Editing Wires, Components, and Circuits


Source-Destination options

Edit Tool

Internal Jumper

Copy Catalog Assignment

User Table Data

Delete Component

Copy Component

Edit Circuits drop-down

Transforming Components drop-down

Re-tagging Components

Find/Edit/Replace Component Text

Toggle NO/NC

Swap/Update Block

Edit Attribute drop-down

Cross References Drop-down

Editing Wires or Wire Numbers

Trim Wire

Delete Wire Numbers

Move Wire Number

Add Rung

Revise Ladder

Renumber Ladder Reference

Wire Editing

Wire Type Editing drop-down

Advanced Wire and Wire Number

Editing Tools


Chapter 7:PLCs, Connectors, and Terminals


Inserting PLCs (Parametric)

Insert PLC (Full Units)




Chapter 8:Practical and Practice


Practical 1

Practical 2

Practical 3

Practice 1

Practice 2

Practice 3

Practice 4

Practice 5

Chapter 9:Panel Layout


Icon Menu

Schematic List


Manufacturer Menu


Wire Annotation

Panel Assembly


Table Generator

Insert Terminals

Editing Footprints




Chapter 10:Reports


Reports (Schematic)

Missing Catalog Data

Electrical Audit

Drawing Audit

Dynamic Editing of Reports in Drawing

Modifying Tables

Signal Error/List


Chapter 11:Project


Project for Practice

Chapter 12:AutoCAD Electrical with Autodesk Inventor

Introduction to Autodesk Inventor

Creating ElectroMechanical Link

Linking Inventor Model with

AutoCAD Electrical Drawing

Electrical Harness in Autodesk Inventor for AutoCAD Electrical