Here is another schematic diagram demonstrating the identical circuit, components and connections and it looks different but they both fall into precisely exactly the same category.
Right, much less mess? I have enough information in all these diagrams to know exactly what this circuit will do and where to search for problems. Hope that this helps. ( Note: don't confuse lecture or circuit diagrams together with wiring diagrams; wiring diagrams will usually show pictures of components like the pictorial, and the way the whole or portion of a circuit has been wired. The distinction is that wiring diagrams usually place an emphasis on real physical place of necessary components relative to each individual that basically tell a layman exactly what to do about the wiring. )
Here's a version of a schematic diagram. The major intent of this diagram is to demonstrate the logic (speaking to electrical control) of a circuit. This really is the one that I mainly encounter in my line of work, and it is extremely successful for troubleshooting problems or learning the way the circuit functions. Some circuits are so enormous that many kinds of schematic diagrams have to be read in increments from novel form (usually with coded numbers so that information can be simpler found). Again, here's the exact identical exact circuit as the first two weeks, but looking at it in ladder form.
A design diagram refers to a specific sort of circuit structure which utilizes standard electrical/electronic symbols rather than pictures to demonstrate the way the circuit (or a part of it) functions. Below is a typical 3-wire motor controller circuit utilizing a standard short stop halt - start pushbutton station using a schematic diagram. (Momentary this means that the button/switch you activate will go back to its default location once you let go of this, usually by a spring which forces the button/switch to get this done.)
Pictorial schematic diagrams, or graphic circuit diagrams are basically the exact same thing with the exact same purpose, however they use pictures of elements within the circuit rather than symbols. Again, here is the exact specific circuit (almost except a controller was included and they're using conductors L1 and L3 rather than L1 and L2.
Consider it in this way; a circuit diagram is any type of diagram which illustrates the way the circuit operates where the most important goal is that the appropriate wiring of elements and their connection to each other instead of physical location relative to each other or intending prototypes. Nonetheless, in some applications classifying diagrams can be difficult so take this as general advice. I have discovered this is particularly true when working with more complicated circuits and electronics. I'm likely to use a simpler but average industrial circuit since these circuit setups are exactly the same, but yet where it is possible to see how each kind of diagram indicates the use of the circuit in their own ways.