Consider it this way; a circuit diagram is any sort of diagram which illustrates how a circuit operates where the major goal is the proper wiring of components and their relationship to each other instead of physical place relative to each other or intending prototypes. Nevertheless, in some applications classifying diagrams can be difficult so consider this as overall information. I've discovered this is especially true when working with more complex circuits and electronic equipment. I'm going to use a simpler but typical industrial circuit because these circuit setups are the exact same, but yet where it is possible to see how each type of diagram shows the operation of the circuit in their own ways.
Here's a specialized variant of a design diagram. The most important aim of this diagram will be to show the logic (referring to electrical management ) of a circuit board. This really is the one I mostly encounter in my own line of work, and it's extremely effective for troubleshooting issues or learning how a circuit functions. Some frequencies are so enormous that many kinds of schematic diagrams have to be read in increments in novel form (typically with coded numbers so info can be simpler located ). Again, here's the same exact circuit as the first 2, but looking at it in ladder type.
Pictorial schematic diagrams, or pictorial circuit diagrams are basically the identical thing with the identical purpose, but they use pictures of components within the circuit rather than symbols. Again, here's the identical specific circuit (virtually except a controller was included and they're using conductors L1 and L3 instead of L1 and L2.
Here is another schematic diagram demonstrating the same circuit, components and connections and it looks different but they fall into the same category.
A design diagram refers to a specific kind of circuit diagram that uses standard electrical/electronic symbols rather than images to show how a circuit (or a part of it) works. Below is a normal 3-wire motor control circuit utilizing a normal short stop stop - start pushbutton station using a schematic diagram. (Momentary this means the button/switch you trigger will go back to its default place once you let go of it, typically by a spring that compels the button/switch to get this done.)
Less clutter? I've got enough info in all these diagrams to know precisely what this circuit will do and where to start looking for issues. Hope this helps. ( Note: do not confuse lecture or circuit diagrams with wiring diagrams; wiring diagrams will often show images of elements like the pictorial, and the way the whole or portion of a circuit will be wired. The distinction is that wiring diagrams usually place an emphasis on real physical place of necessary components relative to each individual that essentially tell a layman exactly what to do concerning the wiring)