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Residential Architect How to Create Electrical Plans

Thomas Soltren, SketchUp Architect Creator

Residential Architect How to Create Electrical Plans

Thomas Soltren, SketchUp Architect Creator

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8 Lessons (53m)
    • 1. Introduction to Residential Architect How Create Eletrical Plans

    • 2. Electrical Symbol Legend

    • 3. Adding Lighting Fixtures

    • 4. Adding Smoke detectors

    • 5. Adding Light Switches

    • 6. Adding Recepts

    • 7. Adding Wiring

    • 8. Plotting electrical plan

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I have been working in the Architectural Field for over 20 years. I have designed Dog houses to multi-million dollar homes and commercial buildings. In the last few years I have focused almost entirely on 3D modeling of Architecture. I believe 3D modeling is the best way to show clients your projects. I love to continue learning and sharing the methods and tips that I have learned throughout my career. In the beginning and end it's all about creating architecture that effectively displays your design ideas and meets or exceeds the criteria of your client.

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1. Introduction to Residential Architect How Create Eletrical Plans: Hello, everyone. And welcome to the residential Arbit set course how to create electrical plans. I'm Thomas Soul Train and I have been to the architectural field now for over 20 years. In this lesson, I will be going over how to create this particular electrical plan. I will go over the electrical symbol what each of these symbols mean, And how do you apply them when you're creating a plan? So if you've been wanting to learn how to put electrical plans together, this is the course for you. Enroll today and let's get started. Thanks. 2. Electrical Symbol Legend: So a couple things we want to get in order before we start is we want to create a layer for our electrical symbols that we're going to be placed. So I've already done it in this file here, but I'm gonna show you what I did is just go here to create a new layer. And I went ahead and created, created a layer called electrical so you can see it right here. And I'm just going to delete this later. I just created right now. So if you're following along and working AutoCAD, go ahead and create layer called electrical, and I'm going to go ahead and close it. And you, you're gonna want to make sure you're that layer you have active. So I'm gonna go over here and let's go ahead and make sure we're drawing in the electrical layer. Okay, so the first thing I want to go over is the electrical symbol legend. So the symbol legend basically explains what all the electrical symbols mean that you're going to place in your floor plan or your electrical plant. So here I have a list of symbols that I'm pretty sure I'm going to use throughout this electrical plan, and what I did is I've created some images that will better explain what we're looking at when we look at these symbols. So if you've never looked at electrical plan, hopefully this will help you out to understand a little bit better what it is that you are drawing. So we'll start right here with the dryer range receptacle. So this is a re cept that is going to be a little larger than your standard resets for your televisions and other appliances. So it's a little bit of a higher voltage plug, and the general symbol that you do is basically just the circle and three lines. So that signifies that it's a three pronged or sometimes they're four pronged outlets. So that's what we're seeing. Right here is a three problems, basically zahar voltage. So here is your standard 15 amp re cept, and that is what we have here. So this is basically the plugs you see throughout your house in the US This is what your plugs look like if you're in Europe or outside of the U. S. I know there's a little bit different, but I believe it's kind of the same constant. You know, your heart, your major appliances, they're gonna have Ah, higher higher voltage receptacle and your standard appliances. They're gonna have a lower. So here, this is what we use. This is a symbol to signify 15 amp, so it's just two lines and a circle, and that's basically the symbol for resets. Here I have one and calling it waterproof. So, um, actually, I think I have an image that I was going to insert for this Wanted proof. Let me go to insert raster image reference. And I believe I Yeah, here we have one here. You're going to pop this in our drawing, just you see, pop it over here. So that's a waterproof one. And this is typically going to be seen in outdoor areas of your home. So you're gonna want Teoh label that is a waterproof re sepp, not just a standard re cept So here we have a ground fault circuit interrupted reset, which is this type of reset, and this is what you will see primarily on kitchen countertops or any areas that have wet surfaces near our like there's plumbing or something nearby. You're going to want to have a ground fault. Circuit interrupter org If I for short type of reset So basically what these do is whenever they interact with water, they basically shut off. It kind of protects, you know, the whole circuit from just, uh, I think catching fire or anything. So it's It's basically it's a protection thing, and you could always just reset them if they ever go out. And these are required for wet areas again, like kitchen countertops in bathrooms. That's typically where you will see these types of resets. So here we have just a couple other types of resets. We have the ceiling mounts, so these where you'll see on the roof of areas, let's say, such as a garage. You'll see these in the garage for the garage door opener. Usually want to have a plug on your ceiling for that. In some houses that have very large living rooms, you may find a floor plug in the areas where furniture will be placed in the living room, so we just label that F P for floor plug, and here we have exhaust fan light, so the exhaust fan light is something that you will see in your bathrooms and, um, areas such as a washer and dryer room. You're going to have either an exhaust fan with a light or a fan, and you may have a light separate from that. And this is pretty much what that looks like in the exhaust band in your ceiling. And if we keep going down, so here I have a fluorescent light. You see these a lot in garages, sometimes in utility were in utility rooms. And a symbol for that is just, you know, I'm just on a rectangle with a circle in the middle. And because in a circle in the middle is basically the junction box, which is what I'm showing down here. This is the junction box. This is where all your wiring is coming through. And, um, basically, you can you can pretty much attached any type of light picture. Once you have your junction box, you could attach incandescent lights. Just That's basically just any type of surface mounted light can be attached when you place this junction box, so just depends how specific you want to get when you're labeling your light fixtures in the home. Sometimes you can just label everything like this, and that's good for any surface mounted light for Can lights. It's not. I'll give it a second, but let's keep moving down. So our switch, this is the symbol for a switch is just basically an s with a line through it. Kind of like the money sign. And this is what ah, switch looks like. And here's just a single switch. And these you can, of course, buyem in doubles and triples. And they're also a variety of different style of switches. This one here is called the Rocker Switch. And I'm sorry, a toggle toggle switch. And this is a rocker right here. And here we have a sliding a dimmer switch, and here's a sliding dimmer with honor and on and off button. Here's a rotary dimmer. Basically, the same thing is just a different way of increasing the value of that. And there's our talk one. So that's the universal symbol for a switch. If you have a double, you're gonna put two of these s is next to each other. I'm just going to copy that. You see it like this if it's ah, double or a triple win switch and it. And here we have s and we have a number three next to it. So this signifies that the switch is it's a three way switch. So where does that mean? Well, that means that it can be controlled. The light can be controlled from two different switches. So, um, let's say I'm running this to one location are one light and then another part of the room . There's another switch that will also control that light. So that's that's when you would label three next to it, and it would be a three way switch. And the reason why that's important is because it requires a new additional wire to be installed there by the electrician's same thing with the dimmer switch. It's just a little bit more wiring, and this is example of Ah, switch with the dimmer has the honor off, and it has a dimmer on it. And of course, there's different styles of dimmers switches. This is just some of them. So here we have a pendant light symbol right here on um and this is what a pendant light is . Basically, it's ah, you have that junction box in the ceiling but the light is actually hanging down from that . So you see these a lot in over bars over countenance officer islands in kitchens, and you see them sometimes in entry level entry to your homes, the entry foyer areas. You may see a chandelier or dining fixture hanging down so that could be labeled as a pendant light. And here we have a wall mount Ah, wall Mount Light, which is basically a vanity light that would be in your bathroom in your, um, in over your mirror A lot of times, and sometimes we will see these as well in your porch areas, so it would be a porch light. So this is attached to the wall and not the ceiling. And here we have a ceiling fan. So this is what it looks like. And, of course, there's all types of difference style ceiling fans. Well, that's just an example there. So can light. And here's a can light. This is basically what it looks like, so one thing you know we don't are symbols don't need to be exact, but it's good to keep them as close as you can, Teoh a typical dimension. So I think I have the use at four inches, and so the circle might be four inches. Maybe the lip around it's a little larger, Um, not totally crucial, But you do want to. You don't want to make a huge circle. And if it's just and if it really just occupies a small space so WP over that for waterproof can light, this is something you're going to want to put. If you're putting your can lights in wet areas such as a shower or above a tub, you may want Teoh lay with that WP so that when they purchased their can last for that area , they're purchasing water resistant. Uh, can't like that his water resistance. And here we have a smoke detector. And even though the Symbolist Square and your smoke detectors are typically round, I just like to make it square because I don't want them to confuse them with canned lights or anything else. So just want to make sure that, um, the electricity is installing. It knows that a a smoke detective night needs to go in this room and last we have our cable Internet connection. So, um, and here's an example what that looks like and this will typically go in living rooms, some bedrooms, maybe kitchens studies. So that's a different symbol because obviously it's a different type of connections in the type of wiring. So that's a quick run down of our electrical symbol and what we're going to be placing in our house. So let's move on to the next. 3. Adding Lighting Fixtures: Okay, so to actually start drawing our electrical plan onto our four plan here. What I'm going to do first is I'm gonna go ahead and turn off a few layers and just have a clean floor plans to look at. So I'm gonna shut off the text layer and I'm going to shut off the dimension layer. And now I just have my four plan walls, my fixtures. And also I have my hatching on which I can turn that off. And either way, it's not necessary to have it on or off. But for now, let's just keep it off. It's another thing I like to do is I want to go ahead and lock my floor plan wall layer. And we're going to lock that because, um lets you happen over walls. Layer. I want Teoh. Let's lock the walls layer and these air on a zero layers. I'm gonna move these, move all of this to the walls and OK, so now everything is locked and the reason why I want to do that, because I'm gonna be drawing some lines on here, and I may be erasing things, and I don't want to raise any of my existing walls. So now that we have our walls are we have our walls locked and let's make sure I'm in electrical layer. We're ready to go ahead and draw some electrical symbols onto our plan. So let's go ahead and do that now, Okay, So the first thing we are going to draw and on our electrical plan is going to be the life pictures. So I'm gonna show you a trick that I like to do to find the center of my rooms and thus the location of my life pictures is I'm going to draw a line from one corner to the next and let's go ahead and draw another line. I'm just gonna keep drawing lines where I want the center of my, um, room to be where my picture is. So you can see there. It's already, I guess snap to the center and let's go ahead and find a senator that cause it. We'll do another one there and I'll go in the center, a light haired, and we'll censor one here in our utility room. And this is where it gets a little tricky when you're defining rooms that don't have four walls. So here is this is going to be our dining area. So I'm going to go ahead a center of light right in this area, and let's go ahead and draw maybe a line out here and maybe we'll censor one there. Maybe we'll add it. My offset a little bit there, and we'll go ahead and censor some lights and hair, and I'm a play with this area a little bit. But let's do it one more time over here, and that's about it. Okay, so first thing I'm going to do is add some just general light Junction boxes, which is our incandescent light civil here and go. I'm gonna go ahead and copy this and right click, and I'm going to click on the center of that fixture or that symbol, and I'm gonna go ahead and start popping this where I want just the basic generic junction box to be so I'm gonna pop that my closet popular right there, and we'll go ahead and pop one of this area and I think I'm gonna do a pendant down here. So I'm gonna copy my pendant symbol. Pop that right in there and now Let's do. Our ceiling fan will put this in our bedrooms and the living room. And now it's populism can lights. So I'm gonna go to my can light symbol here we have the center. It will pop one in this hallway here in this area, and that's going to problem in our kitchen. And what I'm gonna do here for the kitchen, I'm gonna go ahead and offset this. I'm gonna click on that Ortho voted some going right along this line, and let's move it over two feet and I'm gonna hit em. I for mirror gonna select that. And it's like the midpoint and just mirror it to the other side. And now I'm going to go ahead and move these down, Teoh, let's say about two feet six and I'm gonna mirror again. Grab these gonna mere the sensor and just flipped him on over that way. And this is a little peninsula Peninsula island here. And I'm gonna go ahead in copy some pendants over this area, so we probably want them. Um, let's put one in the center. I'm going to go ahead and move it kind of over my sink area, and I'm gonna offset it or copied over, Let's say three feet and and let's just go ahead and not going to three. What might be overkill, since it's moving over a foot and that looks pretty good in that space there, and that looks like a good amount of lights for our kitchen, and that's going to copy some more. Can lights for our living area here. So what I like to do here is I'm going to type from enter and I'm going to pick the center and now I can move over. Basically, I'm kind of placing it through a reference point. So let's say about four feet six and let's go ahead and move it up. It was about three feet six and let's go ahead and mirror. You hear it over there, and that's going to mere both of them over there, and it seems like we got kind of a good gap over here, So I'm gonna go ahead and copy this one more time and let's see if we could do the same spacing. It might be a little bit too close, but we'll try it and yeah, it seems a little too close. I'm going to go ahead and movie over and everything doesn't have to be on in on exactly grid. And you just have to do what kind of makes sense. I'm gonna go ahead and move this like, uh, alive. This last can light over here. Okay, so I think we've got all of our ceiling lights. You see, if I missed any, Yeah, we need to pop some in our bathroom. So I like Teoh. Add a can light over our bathtub here, and I want this to be waterproof, since this is a wet area, So I'm going to grab a waterproof can light. So that's what I have here. And then copy this and this. Place it there, and we could just put a normal can light in this area. And I will put a vanity light, which is going to be a wall mounted light in that area right above in a sensory, my sink. And it's going to erase these lines that we're using to find our center. And it's race that Okay, so we have all of our lighting pictures place. So now we're you still have to do a couple of the things we still have to add our switches and our recent So let's move on to the next 4. Adding Smoke detectors: Okay, So before we add our light switches, there's a couple other lighting pictures that we need to add to our plan. And I'm gonna go ahead and go through my electrical symbol here. So the exhaust fan with light or just exhaust fan. So there's a couple areas where we need to place an exhaust fan and going Teoh. Just copy this and it ate. And we do need one in our washing dryer area because we need to have problem ventilation for the washer and dryer. So I'm going to We'll just place this right there, and we also need a fan in our bath area, and I believe that's it. So one other thing I think I missed is we need an exterior light, something to grab this wall Mount symbol, and we're going to place on exterior light right at our front entry. We're going and rotate it, and what I like to do is I like to kind of just briefly go over my electrical symbol to see if there's any other things that I missed and up we do wants you at our smoke detectors, so I'm going Teoh at these so smoke detectors are required in any habitable rooms such as a bedroom, and you can't have them. I believe it's more than a five foot radius from your ceiling fan. So you have to figure, let me see if I draw a circle around my ceiling fan at five feet the You can't place a smoke detector within that five feet, so it has to be outside of that. So you want to put it? May be at the door area just anywhere else. It's It's okay. It just can't be within that five foot radius. And also it can't be. I believe it's within three feet from the door of a bathroom. So we do want to have a smoke detector in our hallway, and I believe it's You're supposed to have him, I think, 15 feet from habitable room. So we're just going to place that here, and we're just going to pop one in this general area of our living and dining, and that should be it. That should be all smoke detectors we will need for this house. So erase that on. I think I have everything and okay, so the next time we want to do is add sweet 5. Adding Light Switches: Okay, So to add our switch is one thing we always want to think about is when you enter a room. What's the first thing you want to do is usually turn on a light. So you want to be conscious of the path of travel and just the way door swing to where you are placing your switches. So I'm going to add a switch here, and I also need to think about what I want this switch to control. So for one, I know that I need a switch for my exterior light here. I'm probably gonna want to switch for my living room lights here, and I may or may not need it for my dining area. But since it's so close to the entry, probably go ahead and add a switch there. So I'm going to at 123 switches. And I know I have a ceiling fan here, and I could add switches for that here, or I could probably put it over there. Since I already have one light switch that's connecting, um, actually going to do both I'm gonna add looks is make sure copy that fully and so so I have one going to my ceiling fan and then probably a three way connecting that somewhere else as well. So let's go ahead and copy some more switches. Okay, so we need a switch for our utility room here. And just because of how our utility room is set up, I'm going Teoh, place my switch on the outside of it. And we probably want some switches to control our living room here and that fan light. So we'll probably have some three ways going on for both. Our fan can light well, and I'm going to go ahead and move over to this other wall. And here are probably add some switches for our hallway and our kitchen over here on this wall. And let's see, I do want to. And that should be good with the one for our hall lighting and one for our our, uh, kitchen. And I'm going to add a switch over here. And this will be for our pendant lights right here and a couple of things you want to do. And I want to add a switch underneath my sync. And this will be a switch that will control my garbage disposal. Yeah, that's good there. So let's go ahead and copy a couple more switches. Place one in here. So let's say if you're exiting this room, you can hit this switch and it'll control are your lights and that scene. We'll add some for our bathroom. I just like to go. You want to go through each room and just think about all the switches that you you're going to need. So, like, So I walk into this room, I'm going to want to turn on the vanity light. I could have these connected altogether. Or I could have the vanity, like, connected to once, which the can lights the one and then my ceiling fan to another. So I'm putting three switches there for that, and I could do for my ceiling fan here. I could do one switch that will connect that all control the light and the fan, Or I could do to and have it wired so that one controls the fan. One controls the light, and once you add one mawr outside a little bit over here for mine closet, let's go and copy these over here to this room so we'll do kind of the same thing We'll have to for our ceiling fan can one for our closet. And see, I think I have all mine switches up. Oh, I forgot about this exterior door here. So two things won't. You won't. I'm going toe want is going to want an exterior wall mounted light and a switch for that. And I'm gonna go ahead and make it a double double switch here so I can control my lights. Here is well, so I think I have all my light switches. Okay, So let's move onto the next thing, which will be either start doing our light switch. Just the where they're connected are connectors, or I can do that. Let's move on to the next lesson. 6. Adding Recepts: Okay, so I'm going to go ahead at this point and start adding by re SEPs. So I'm going to hit copy first, and we'll do the dryer range Reset. And I'm going to grab this, and I know I'm going to need it right here on my dryer is rotate that. It's good copy over there. Ham is going to copy it again. Teoh, our range area rose. Hate it. Okay, so now let's start adding just some general resets. So the rule that you want, Teoh. But here, too, when you're adding recess is whenever you have an opening to a room such as a door or they say a hallway or something like that, you typically want your resets to be within six feet of that opening and then swell feet from then on. So that's pretty much the rule you want to use for any room. Bedrooms doesn't really apply to closets. Think about habitable rooms more than anything, cause you don't really need recess and then hallways. You want at least one reset? Um, you're washing dry. You don't really need a reset in there. You could put one in there for convenience. You do need one for your washer dryer. So that and the rule for our countertops is you want them to foot from on edge and four foot apart from then on, so maximum So it has to be at at least two feet from the edge of a countertop and then minimum of four feet apart after that. And those needs to be ground fault resets. So OK, so I'm going to go ahead and start placing some of my recess, and a lot of times I like toe eyeball it. You can measure if you want after a while of doing this and you can see they're kind of it's a little bit much, and a lot of times you can get away with being a little bit off just because sometimes it just makes sense, uh, to place and reset in a certain spot. So after a while, I believe you. You just get pretty used to where things should be. So, um, you'll get pretty good at just eyeballing it. But I'm going to copy that. It's copy this recent That's pretty you're going to go and pick up on here and again. You could you could measure these. And if you wanted to be exact, but you don't really want to put them exactly at 12 foot, because it may not make sense in the room. So you may want to be in the center of the room or a little bit off sensor. So I like to think about furniture worth where furniture is gonna be placed and why you'd want to reset. Where? So, um so for instance, in this case, I'm actually going to put to the side by side. There's probably not a purpose for a reset right under the window. So I'm going to just do that and that's good. And move on to our room over here and I'm gonna go in place and reset. Um, abouts here and here. I want to think about, uh, a bed. So if I have a bed in this room, let's say if the bed is on this wall, you're gonna want to night stands on the side of that and maybe a reset on that wall where you would have a television. Possibly, uh, so they just want to think about things like that. Think about furniture placement when you're placing your recess So because add this one to this wall, and if you could kind of tell, they probably are more than 12 foot apart. So let's go ahead and measuring just to make sure. So we're at seven. So 89 10 11. So 11 foot three, Um So So we're still within that That a 12 foot um, requirement. And I'm gonna go ahead and place a reset right here. It's going to drop to, um, from this wall again. They don't have to be at any magic place, but you just want to plait place in reception areas. That kind of makes sense. Kids copy. And we will need one over here for our our countertop for laboratory. And this is going to have to be a ground fault. Um g a fire GFC. I reset, and I'm going to place one in my hallway And let's see, I need some one in my washer dryer. Gonna copy this when you want for a washing drive here. And I need some on this wall and again I want to think about my television is probably going to be censored on this wall, some around here. Um and we'll probably go ahead and add maybe a second reset there. Just just because you don't want to make it to light on re SEPs and just offset a little bit from the center there. And let's see, I think we about got our resets. Um, let's add one more for our refrigerator and I'm going to actually go in and add these for my countertop space. And so you're gonna put there on your countertop for education, your reset going to be a little bit more condensed off again for that to meet that two feet and four feet requirement. So I'm going with this over slightly, and I'm going to have to add that symbol indicating that these are ground fault re SEPs, and I'm going to also add a reset to the edge of the Cabinet out there. And now the next thing that's going to play some of these annotations here, So there's ground fault circuit interrupter. I definitely need that to be on my electrical plan so that electricity knows that these are different types of resets. So it's going to label all these and all this because again there are under on on a countertop where there's wet surface, you have this sink right there, and I think that's it. Um, we could possibly do it over here, and our kids are washing dryer area. It will. And let's go ahead and take a look at our symbol. And I did not do the cable Internet yet. So let's go ahead and add these and I'm going to add it over here, and we just kind of put these back to back, make it a little bit easier on the electrician's running the wires. Let's go ahead and add a reset over here, and I think that copy coming a little bit more than I want to do this. Undo that a copy, rotate and go ahead, rotate this symbol as well, and we definitely want to put this in our living room area. Well, put it right here next to that. That reset and let's see if we missed anything. So we have our smoke detectors. We have can lights, ceiling fans, three way switches. So I'm gonna go to label some of these three way switches where I know they're going to be , So I'm going to do, um, one over here and one over here for our, um, for our for the can life's and the ceiling fan. And they will also be connected over there. And we're gonna go ahead and do this over here as well for our hall light. So that looks pretty good. Let's keep going through here. Make sure we didn't miss anything. So we have that we have our I do believe I need, um Well, I'm just going to review it or time. Oh, yeah, I remember what it is. So we also require a reset to be on the outside of our home. So these resets needs to be waterproof. And I'm going to put him right outside of the opening wherever we would have, Let's say a porch area. So I'm gonna go in at these right out here, and we will label these waterproof. I'm gonna go ahead and copy this, uh, WP for waterproof. Can I please that right here And this one over there. Okay. So I think we've laid out all our resets in our home. So the next thing we need to do is go ahead at our light switch. Y all right, Let's do that 7. Adding Wiring: Okay, so now what we want to do is want to add some wiring for our lights. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to go to my lying type control over here, and I'm going to select Phantom to it doesn't have to be a certain line type style. I usually like to show it as some form of a dash line, but this one works this phantom too. And now I want to just start connecting my switches to the lights that they're going to control. So I'm going to type arc, and I'm going to just pick the endpoint, and then we're going to pick just another point for that art. And there we go. You created. So we know that that's which is connecting to their Now I'm just gonna keep going here. Let's connect Arkan lights. And I'm just going to you connect the dots really, and us back up Control Z and was trying again arc answer and just pick the end point. And there's no magic point as long as it's clear that your switches your wiring is connecting to, um, those in those particular light pictures. So, um, you know whether it's touching the edge of it. The center. I don't think it's that important as long as it's clear that it is touching that can light or whatever, the type of light it is. Okay, and we're going to connect this one. Teoh, let's connect this to we're right here. This was going to connect to you, Mark. I like using the art command as much as possible to keep the lines looking fairly clean. But I'll show you what we can do when it just gets a little bit more complicated. Um, like you want, you're gonna have to, you know, move your line around a couple things there. There is a way we could do that work and still look pretty good. And I'm gonna go and draw this there. And if you see all this, these angles there that is showing me I could talk about on and off by hitting at 12 and then it won't show all that someone is going to set that off so that this doesn't confuse anything. And let's go ahead and move our threes out of the so they're not overlapping and let's get a little tight there. But and I'm gonna go to skill ease down just a little bit. So I'm gonna go ahead 0.75 and a skilled down 0.75 cups scaled Just pick the base point and just moving closer to the switch that it pertains through. So we know that these can lights are operating are controlled by two different switches. The same goes for the ceiling fan for our pendant. For our dining area, it's just one. And then we have one switch going to our outside light. Okay, so now let's keep on going to our kitchen area Well connected from there, I'm just he entered to re enter the command. And one more thing. I just realises that I need to add my fan for my, uh, my vent hood right there. So I'm gonna go and what that symbol there. And I need to add a reset for my garbage disposal, which is under cabinet here, and we're gonna rotated, and I'm going to add a reset for my dishwasher. Okay? And this at a switch for hall lights and connected to this area here. And we'll add this switch for Vanity light and we'll do this to connect our can lights together and I'll go ahead And do you want more for fan this? Connects are closet light Do our ceiling fan and I'm just go ahead and put these to the center. So that way we know that this thes two switches are controlling the fan and the light, and we'll do the same thing for this room. And if you need to manipulate your curves, you can just grab those end points and moving around. So where it looks good again? You want to drawing? To be clear, you don't want Teoh overlap? Um, is as much as possible. Try to avoid that. Um, like, for instance, here with this. What I could do here is let's move this which here and now go to use the spline command. And once he's like the point and then I'm just going Teoh, move my mouse around and there we go. Hit! Answer. So now it's avoiding over crossing over some of those. Okay, And do we have all our switches? I think we might No, we forgot these right here. I'm gonna connect that there and this one. I'll just say you know what? This one just connects. This one just controls the light. It's not gonna control the fan. Just the light. Um, and I think that might be it. Okay, so last thing we're going to do is and some are label here, and I'm going to copy this. When I did for my four plan gonna type copy to Layer, I'm going to select this. Hey, answer. And here says what name I'm gonna end for name and gonna select electrical and just answer one more time. And now I'm gonna shut off that text layer and let's rename this electrical plan and we could turn on hatch again, and it looks pretty good. So the next thing we're going to do is plot this out and we will be done. We wanted the next day 8. Plotting electrical plan: Okay, So to plot our electrical plan, we're going to do now boats u turn on all my layers, which obviously I don't have a lot of this one. I've just created a floor plan and electrical plan, but now let's go to our D. So now this is, ah, one that we have laid out for our just are four plant. So what I'm going to do here is I'm going to double click inside here. And right now there's this window is showing too much. I'm seeing a bunch of overlapping layers. I go to my plot preview, we can see that's looking like a big mess. So I want this to be separate. I want my I want a page just for my floor plan dimensions and text and applet. A page just for my electrical. Someone a double clicking here. And I'm gonna shut off my electrical layer. And then if we look at it, it should be good. Okay, good. That's only our electrical. I'm sorry. That's only our four plants stuff, and I'm gonna change my line type scale. Uh, this is for that one. Oh, are actually do at 25. And that way we can see our dash lines. So I'm going a plot preview, and that looks good. Okay, so now I'm going to do is I'm going to copy this, Um, this page layout, I have this tabs I'm going to say moving copy. Ongoing. Teoh creates a copy move to end, and I'm gonna going to start labelling these. So let's label this one floor plan and let's label this other one in a right click. Remain. And I call this electrical. Okay, so now I mean, the lecture. Cool tab. And what I want to do now is I want a double click. So inside this, uh, this view and I'm gonna go to here. And now this only controls what is viewed in the your multi view or your window here and not it doesn't turn on and off your layers in your model space, just in the paper space. So I'm going to shut off my text and dimensions, and then I just have my walls. Intellectual is on, and you click out of that and there we see. That's exactly what we're viewing now. The other thing I need is I need my electrical legend in here. So I'm going to you minimize my windows much as possible. And, uh, with this over here and let's see, I'm not sure where I wanna put my, um, my window legend, but when it's I m view again and we're gonna create another window here and let's see if I could match properties with it. There we go and let's click in here and we're going to move. Get that box pretty close. And that's I'm going to minimize this and again, there's layers here that don't want on someone to click inside it. I'm going to set off that image layer, and there we go. And this is on death points so you don't see the actual box of the window and they're having a my electrical plan. I click here if I look towards the bottom, my screen, let me move my image here, right here. We're going to see that we haven't set to 3/8 3 8th inch. He goes a foot scale, which I looked down here. Let me change this to 3/8 38 eagles, one inch. So that's my scale. If I click on that, you can see that that's what It's indicating right here. And now let's do a preview. Or if I do a preview, a little trippers. Okay, so that doesn't look bad. Okay, so I'm going to go ahead and plot our plan here. We're going to plot out four, plan an electrical. I'm going to go ahead and click, uh, full plan and hold down shift. So I'm selecting both of those and right click publish select selected layouts and just saving that to my desktop. Just gonna hit, publish, And I'll just save over previous Electoral Planet. I did. They're just say yes. Replaced that, and we'll give it a second, and I'm going to go ahead, and I could minimize this. I also look at the corner of my screen here, and it will tell me when my job is complete and even minimize that and going and click here , and we'll see what our plan is looking like. That is our floor plan. And there is our electrical plan. So let's do you mean a little bit? And there, you see, we have our re seps. And one thing is that I've seen some plans where the reset has actually turned the opposite way, like a plug into the wall seemed like this, too. So either one I think, is okay. But as long as you just have the reset shown in the right place is important thing. And I think we are done. So just back out. You see that in its entirety there, and that's it. So that's pretty much how you draw on electrical plan on this is the same type electrical plan you submit as a part of an architectural said that you would submit to a city to get approved. So I hope you've enjoyed this course, and I will see you next thing.