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Importance of House Electrical Plans.
How to Create Electrical Layouts
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Importance of Electrical Layout Drawing

Electrical layout drawings are technical drawings that provide visual representations of circuits and electrical systems. These include electrical layouts and electrical designs created by electrical engineers for electricians and other workers. Electrical drawings offer valuable benefits to construction projects, help carefully thought out the electrical systems, lighting, power distribution, load flow, digital communication, the layout of the electrical wires, equipment, and devices, precisely install, efficiently maintain, and repair electrical systems.

Clear visualization of documentation using Electrical Diagrams increases efficiency in planning and realization the electrical and building projects, helps to explain complex electrical systems and interaction of numerous components in a visual graphical format, and efficiently distribute power to equipment and appliances. Electrical designs are useful to provide electrical safety procedures and smooth operation, minimizing disruptions and failures, and maximizing productivity. They ensure safety and reduce risks of technical errors, as well as accidents or injuries during installation or troubleshooting.

House electrical plan drawing may look at first as a complex task as it requires a lot of expertise, but we offer you a way to simplify drawing work. Start wiring diagram with an all-inclusive floor plan software — ConceptDraw DIAGRAM. It contains libraries with a large range of lighting and electrical symbols and ready-to-use samples and templates of electrical plans and electrical layouts.

House Electrical Plan

Types of Electrical Plans for Houses

Electrical Plans have great value in the construction of any building, in particular a residential block of flats or a private house. House electrical wiring diagram is necessary to plan out the locations of your switches, outlets, dimmers, and lights, and to understand how you will connect them, before wiring your home.

You don't need complicated drawing CAD tools, if you aren't drawing professionals. So ConceptDraw is your best solution when you map out utilization, decor, hobbies and the activities of the various residents.

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a fast way to draw different types of Electrical plans:

# Options
1. House electrical plan
2. Electrical circuit diagrams
3. Electrical schematics
4. Electrical wiring
5. Electrical equipment
6. Circuit schematics
7. Digital circuits
8. Wiring in buildings
9. Satellite television
10. Cable television
11. Closed-circuit television
12. Home floor plans
13. House electrical wiring diagram
14. Home cinema

Designing Lighting Layouts and Switch Positions

You can use many of the built-in templates and examples of our House Electrical Planning App. Start with the exact template you need, then customize it to fit your needs with more than 1000 electrical symbols and you will find an expected result in minutes.

Home Electrical Plan

Electric and Telecom Plans solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software contains 6 libraries containing 334 objects:

Electrical library contains symbols for electrical drawings, circuit schematic and wiring diagrams.

Design Elements Lighting

Electrical and Telecom library contains symbols for electrical drawings of electrical and telecommunication equipment and wiring in buildings, communication centers, power plants and electrical distribution systems.

Design Elements Electrical and Telecom

Switches library contains symbols for drawing electrical circuit and electric wiring on the house electrical plan.

Design Elements Switches

Planning Outlet and Wiring Placement

Outlets library contains symbols for drawing electrical circuit schematic.

Design Elements Outlets

Video and Audio library contains symbols for drawing audio and video system design floor and building plans, cabling layouts, circuit schematic and wiring diagrams of video and sound reproduction systems.

Design Elements Video and Audio

Cable TV library contains symbols of CATV network equipment.

Design Elements Cable TV

Incorporating Safety Measures and Codes

Ensuring safety measures is critical for any building, helps to promote safety and protect people's lives and properties. The electrical system is an area of increased danger and requires particular attention. Its safety is achieved through implementing precautions, establishing and complying with a set of codes, standards, and regulations for electrical wiring, electrical installations and equipment. The compliance of safety starts from the house electrical plan drawing and then safe installation of electrical wiring and then electrical systems and equipment in buildings of any type without exception (residential, commercial, and industrial).

Engineers working with electrical systems must prioritize safety to prevent injuries, accidents, and even fatalities during the installation of electrical systems and further use. These include relevant training and education, attentiveness, proper equipment selection, installation following the rules and requirements, regular equipment maintenance, risk assessment, compliance with codes and standards, turning off the power before working with electrical wiring, fire safety measures, grounding and bonding, and personal protective equipment.

How to Use Electrical Plan Drawing Software

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM electrical plan drawing software works across both platforms Apple macOS and Microsoft Windows, meaning you never have to worry about compatibility again. It allows you to make electrical circuit diagram of any complexity on PC or macOS operating systems. Use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM to create the electrical and telecommunication floor plans for design and construction based on the floor plans describing the relationships between rooms, spaces, and physical objects, and using included outlets, switches, fixtures, and other objects.

Commonly used symbols and their meaning for House Electrical Plan drawing.

Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
Electrical symbols Ceiling mounted luminaire Ceiling mounted luminaire Electrical symbols Enclosed ceiling luminaire Enclosed ceiling luminaire
Electrical symbols Wall light Wall light. Wall mounted fixture Electrical symbols Multi-light bar Multi-light bar. Light bar with glass globes. Number of bulbs can be specified
Electrical symbols Down lighter Down lighter Electrical symbols Outdoor lightning Outdoor lightning
Electrical symbols Batten fluorescent fixture Batten fluorescent fixture One-, two-, or three-lamp configuration can be specified Electrical symbols Surface Fluorescent Light Surface Fluorescent Light
Electrical symbols Modular fluorescent fitting Modular fluorescent fitting Electrical symbols Pull-cord switch Pull-cord switch
Electrical symbols Switch Switch Electrical symbols Switch Switch, 1 and 2 pole
Electrical symbols Switch Switch, 2-way Electrical symbols Multi-switch Multi-switch
Electrical symbols Switch Switch, intermediate Electrical symbols Dimmer switches Dimmer switches
Electrical symbols Emergency light Emergency light Electrical symbols Illuminated emergency sign Illuminated emergency sign
Electrical symbols Socket outlet Socket outlet Electrical symbols Switched socket Switched socket
Electrical symbols Double socket Double socket Electrical symbols Cable television outlet Cable television outlet
Electrical symbols Service panel Service panel. Service for a flush mounted or recessed electrical service panel Electrical symbols Thermostat Thermostat
Electrical symbols Ceiling fan Ceiling fan.Exhaust fan fixture Electrical symbols lectro magnetic door hold open unit Electro magnetic door hold open unit
Electrical symbols Surface mounted heat or smoke detector Surface mounted heat or smoke detector Electrical symbols Fire alarm sounder Fire alarm sounder
Electrical symbols City Fire Alarm Station City Fire Alarm Station Electrical symbols Fire Alarm Station Fire Alarm Station
Electrical symbols Fire Alarm Bell Fire Alarm Bell Electrical symbols Fire Alarm Central Station Fire Alarm Central Station
Electrical symbols Automatic Fire Alarm Device Automatic Fire Alarm Device Electrical symbols Nain control or intake Nain control or intake
Electrical symbols Ground connection Ground connection Electrical symbols Doorbell Doorbell
Electrical symbols Push Button Push Button Electrical symbols Buzzer Buzzer
Electrical symbols Annunciator Annunciator Electrical symbols Horn Horn
Electrical symbols Maid's Signal Plug Maid's Signal Plug Electrical symbols Signal Central Station Signal Central Station
Electrical symbols Doorbell Chime Doorbell Chime Electrical symbols Doorbell Transformer Doorbell Transformer
Electrical symbols Magnetic Door Hold Magnetic Door Hold Electrical symbols Intercom Intercom
Electrical symbols Telephone Key System Telephone Key System Electrical symbols Digital Satellite System Digital Satellite System
Electrical symbols Digital Inside Antenna Inside Antenna Electrical symbols Outside Antenna Outside Antenna
Electrical symbols Electric Motors Electric Motors Electrical symbols Single Phase Single Phase
Electrical symbols Three of Polyphase Three of Polyphase Electrical symbols Wall Mounted Electrical Junction Box Wall Mounted Electrical Junction Box for Hardware
Electrical symbols Wall Mounted Telephone Wall Mounted Telephone/Data Junction Box for Hardware Electrical symbols Card Reader Access System Card Reader Access System
Electrical symbols Emergency Release Button Emergency Release Button Electrical symbols Emergency Motion Sensor Motion Sensor
Electrical symbols Electric Door Opener Electric Door Opener Electrical symbols Watchman's Station Watchman's Station
Electrical symbols Watchman's Central Station Watchman's Central Station Electrical symbols Battery Battery


This simple small house electrical plan is created using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM enhanced with the Electric and Telecom Plans Solution from the ConceptDraw Solution Park.

Electrical House Plan

These examples show the location of electrical devices in the building and the schemes of electric wiring.

House Electrical Plan Software


The following features make ConceptDraw DIAGRAM the best house electrical layout software:

  1. You don't need to be an artist to draw professional looking diagrams in a few minutes.
  2. Large quantity of ready-to-use vector objects makes your drawing diagrams quick and easy.
  3. Great number of predesigned templates and samples give you the good start for your own diagrams.
  4. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM electrical wiring planner provides you the possibility to use the grid, rules and guides. You can easily rotate, group, align, arrange the objects, use different fonts and colors to make your diagram exceptionally looking.
  5. All ConceptDraw DIAGRAM documents are vector graphic files and are available for reviewing, modifying, and converting to a variety of formats: image, HTML, PDF file, MS PowerPoint Presentation, Adobe Flash, MS Visio.
  6. Using ConceptDraw STORE you can navigate through ConceptDraw Solution Park, managing downloads and updates. You can access libraries, templates and samples directly from the ConceptDraw STORE.
  7. If you have any questions, our free of charge support is always ready to come to your aid.
Electrical plan is a document that is developed during the first stage of the building design. This scheme is composed of conventional images or symbols of components that operate by means of electric energy. To simplify the creation of these schemes you can use house electrical plan software, which will not require a long additional training to understand how to use it. You only need to install the necessary software ant it’s libraries and you’ll have one less problem during the building projection. Any building contains a number of electrical systems, including switches, fixtures, outlets and other lightening equipment. All these should be depicted in a building electrical plans and included to general building documentation. This home electrical plan displays electrical and telecommunication devices placed to a home floor plan. On the plan, each electrical device is referenced with the proper symbol. Electrical symbols are used for universal recognition of the building plan by different persons who will be working on the construction. Not all possible electric symbols used on a certain plan, so the symbols used in the current home plan are included to a legend. The electrical home plan may be added as a separate document to a complete set of building plans.House Electrical Plan Software
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