Here is another schematic diagram showing the same circuit, components and connections and it appears different but they both fall into the exact identical category.
Pictorial design diagrams, or graphic circuit diagrams are basically the exact identical thing with exactly the identical function, but they use pictures of elements within the circuit rather than symbols. Again, here is the identical precise circuit (virtually except a controller was included and they are utilizing conductors L1 and L3 instead of L1 and L2.
A design diagram refers to a specific sort of circuit structure that uses standard electrical/electronic symbols rather than pictures to show the way the circuit (or portion of it) works. Below is a typical 3-wire motor control circuit employing a normal short stop halt - start pushbutton station working with a schematic diagram. (Momentary here means that the button/switch you trigger will go back to its default location once you physically let go of this, usually by a spring that forces the button/switch to get this done.)
Right, less clutter? I have enough information in every one these diagrams to know exactly what this circuit will do and also where to start looking for issues. Hope that this helps. ( Note: don't confuse lecture or circuit diagrams together with wiring diagrams; wiring diagrams will often show images of elements like the pictorial, and how the entire or portion of a circuit will be wired. The difference is that wiring diagrams usually place an emphasis on real physical location of necessary components relative to each other that basically tell a layman exactly what to do about the wiring. )
Following is a variant of a design diagram. The major aim of this diagram will be to demonstrate the logic (referring to electric management ) of a circuit. This diagram is the one I mainly encounter in my line of work, and it is very successful for troubleshooting problems or learning the way the circuit functions. Some frequencies are so huge that many types of schematic diagrams need to be read in increments from book form (normally with coded numbers so information can be easier located ). Again, here is the same specific circuit since the first two, however looking at it in ladder form.
Think of it in this way; a circuit diagram is any type of diagram which illustrates the way the circuit functions where the most important purpose is that the proper wiring of components and their relationship to each other instead of physical place relative to each other or planning prototypes. However, in some uses classifying diagrams can be challenging so consider this as general information. I've discovered this is especially true when dealing with more complicated circuits and electronic equipment. I'm going to work with a more straightforward but typical industrial circuit because these circuit set ups are the exact same, but where it is possible to see how each type of diagram shows the purpose of the circuit in their own manners.