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AutoCAD MEP Electrical Essentials

Course Description

Course Length = 1 day

CPC PDH Credits = 7

This course is designed for the new user of AutoCAD MEP.

This course provides comprehensive AutoCAD® MEP training on how to design, model, and make construction documents of electrical distribution systems used in commercial buildings. The hands-on exercises cover how to design and draw electrical lighting and power systems and how to turn them into quality construction documents using AutoCAD MEP. The course addresses both imperial and metric systems.

Training Objectives

The primary objective of this course is to teach students the basic functions necessary for using AutoCAD MEP. After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the electrical system design process and create a schematic diagram.
  • Add devices and panels to an electrical system plan.
  • Set system definitions, demand factors, and preferences, and use the Circuit  Manager.
  • Add electrical equipment, wiring, cable trays, and conduits to electrical drawings.
  • Add labels and annotation symbols and create schedules.
  • Publish electrical system layouts to Design Web Format™ (DWF™).

Course Outline

Using AutoCAD MEP to Design an Electrical Plan

  • Designing an Electrical System
  • Schematic Symbols and Lines
  • Creating and Editing Ceiling Grids
  • Adding and Modifying Devices and Panels

Managing Circuits

  • Electrical System Definitions and Demand Factor Styles
  • Using the Circuit Manager

Creating Electrical  Plan and Reporting

  • Adding Electrical Equipment
  • Adding Wiring
  • Adding Cable Trays and Conduits
  • Using Circuit Analysis Tools

Annotating,  Scheduling, and Publishing an Electrical Plan

  • Annotating Electrical Drawings
  • Scheduling
  • Publishing an Electrical System Plan


This course requires a working knowledge of a recent version of AutoCAD®, in addition to drafting, design, or engineering experience. It is also recommended that the student have a working knowledge of Microsoft® Windows.

Course Cost

This 1-day course is $445 per person.

Course Dates

There are no dates scheduled for this course at this time. Please Contact Us to request a new course date or view our full course schedule for similar courses.


Note: The suggested course duration is a guideline. Course topics and duration may be modified by the instructor based upon the knowledge and skill level of the course participants.

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Training & Development Center
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Fairfield, NJ 07004
T (973) 882-8008
F (973) 882-0122

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