How to Draw Electrical Schematics

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Part 1: What is Electrical Schematic Diagram?

Schematics use linesand symbols to convey complex information in a simple manner. Only the most significant and important parts of a system will be shown on schematics; it is not used to give detailed look at the system.

When we think of schematics, we often think of electronic schematics and circuit diagrams. However, they may also come in the form of subway maps and other everyday examples that we often come across, whether it be in business or education.

Schematics are useful for presenting information in a simple manner, while showing how they flow and relate to each other.

Part 2: How to Make an Electrical Schematic Diagram Effortlessly?

Step 1: Start EdrawMax.

Step 2: Navigate to [New]>[Electrical Engineering]>[Basic Electrical]

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Step 3: Select one electrical schematic diagram template to edit on it or click the [+] sign to start from scratch.

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  • On the right side of the canvas, under the "Line" icon, you will find several setting options to design the connectors. "Begin type" and "End type" will determine whether connectors have arrowns on the ends.

    Connector Settings for Electrical Schematics

  • Junctions and Nodes: Junction means two or more wires cross together but not connected, nodes means that wires that are crossing this junction are also connected. Use the "Various Connections" symbol Various Connectionsin "Basic Electrical Symbols" library to mark the difference.

    Junctions and Nodes in Electrical Schematics

Step 4: You can export the file to Graphics, PDF, editable MS Office file, SVG and Visio vsdx file.

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Step 5: And you can share your diagram with others via social media and online website page.

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Part 3: Electrical Schematic Diagram Examples

Example 1: Electronic Schematic Diagram

Here is an example of an electronic schematic diagram. Only the most significant and important parts of a system will be shown in the schematic; it is not used to give a detailed look at the system.

schematic diagram example 1

Example 2: Schematic Diagram of a Start-stop Push-button Station

This is an example of an electronic schematic diagram for a stop-start push-button. This shows all of the main components in their electrical sequence. However, location and scale is not shown in the diagram. These schematics are particularly useful for maintenance purposes.

schematic diagram example 1


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Part 4: Conclusion

According to this article, there are mainly three parts to illustrate what is electrical schematic diagram, to tell you how to create an electrical schematic diagram, and to show you some electrical schematic diagram examples.

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