AutoCAD Electrical for Power Transmission and Distribution

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This comprehensive program is designed to equip participants with the essential skills and knowledge required to effectively utilize Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software, specifically AutoCAD Electrical, in the design, analysis, and management of power transmission and distribution systems. In today's dynamic energy sector, the ability to efficiently design and optimize power infrastructure is crucial. Throughout this course, participants will learn how to leverage AutoCAD Electrical to create detailed drawings, perform complex calculations, and ensure compliance with industry standards. Whether you are a seasoned professional or entering the field, this course will provide you with the practical skills and insights needed to excel in power system design and management. 


10 Days

Who should Attend

  • Engineers, technicians, and designers in the power transmission and distribution industry
  • Professionals seeking to enhance their CAD skills for power system design
  • Graduates aiming to enter or advance in the field of power engineering
  • Individuals interested in gaining practical knowledge in AutoCAD Electrical for power system applications

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Course Objectives:

  • Understand the capabilities of AutoCAD Electrical in power system design.
  • Develop proficiency in using AutoCAD Electrical for transmission line and substation design.
  • Learn advanced techniques for modeling power infrastructure components.
  • Gain practical skills in interference checking and standards compliance.
  • Apply AutoCAD Electrical to real-world power system design challenges.

  1. Introduction to AutoCAD Electrical in Power Systems

    • Overview of AutoCAD Electrical software and its features.
    • Understanding the role of AutoCAD Electrical in power transmission and distribution.
    • Introduction to industry standards and best practices for using AutoCAD Electrical in power systems design.
    • Basic functions and interface of AutoCAD Electrical.
    • Setting up and customizing AutoCAD Electrical for power system design.
  2. Transmission Line Design with AutoCAD Electrical

    • Basics of transmission line design and requirements.
    • Using AutoCAD Electrical for tower/pole placement and conductor routing.
    • Conducting clearance analysis and sag/tension calculations with AutoCAD Electrical.
    • Designing groundings and lightning protection systems for transmission lines.
    • Creating detailed drawings and documentation for transmission line projects.
  3. Substation Design Using AutoCAD Electrical

    • Overview of substation components and layout.
    • Designing substation equipment placement with AutoCAD Electrical.
    • Creating schematic and layout drawings for substations.
    • Applying AutoCAD Electrical for busbar and switchgear design.
    • Generating as-built drawings and documentation for substations.
  4. Modeling Power Infrastructure Components in AutoCAD Electrical

    • Modeling insulators, conductors, and connectors using AutoCAD Electrical.
    • Creating 3D models of power infrastructure components.
    • Simulating component performance and interaction in AutoCAD Electrical.
    • Optimizing component designs for efficiency and safety.
    • Integrating AutoCAD Electrical models with other software for analysis.
  5. Interference Checking and Clash Detection in AutoCAD Electrical

    • Importance of interference checking in power system design.
    • Using AutoCAD Electrical for clash detection and resolution.
    • Best practices for avoiding clashes in power infrastructure design.
    • Conducting interference checks between power system components.
    • Utilizing AutoCAD Electrical tools to identify and resolve clashes.
  6. Advanced Applications of AutoCAD Electrical in Power Systems

    • Customizing AutoCAD Electrical for specific power system design needs.
    • Integrating AutoCAD Electrical with other software for comprehensive power system analysis.
    • Leveraging AutoCAD Electrical for efficient project management and collaboration.
    • Applying AutoCAD Electrical in complex power system design scenarios.
    • Exploring innovative uses of AutoCAD Electrical in the power industry.
  7. Project Management for Power System Design

    • Overview of project management principles and methodologies.
    • Applying project management tools and techniques to power system design projects.
    • Creating project schedules, budgets, and resource plans for power system design.
    • Managing project risks and stakeholders in power system design projects.
    • Monitoring and controlling project progress using project management software.
  8. Case Studies and Practical Exercises

    • Analyzing real-world examples of AutoCAD Electrical use in power projects.
    • Hands-on exercises and projects using AutoCAD Electrical.
    • Discussing challenges and solutions in using AutoCAD Electrical for power system design.
    • Collaborative projects to simulate real-world power system design challenges.
    • Presenting and reviewing projects to reinforce learning and best practices.
  9. Regulatory Compliance and Standards in Power System Design

    • Overview of regulatory requirements and standards for power system design.
    • Ensuring compliance with local, national, and international standards in power system design.
    • Understanding the impact of regulations on power system design and implementation.
    • Incorporating regulatory requirements into power system design projects.
    • Best practices for maintaining regulatory compliance in power system design.
  10. Future Trends in CAD Software for Power Systems

    • Emerging technologies and trends in CAD software for power system design.
    • Potential applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in CAD software for power systems.
    • Impact of digital transformation on power system design and CAD software.
    • Strategies for staying updated with the latest developments in CAD software for power systems.
    • Predictions for the future of CAD software in power transmission and distribution.

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The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067

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Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course.

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