Here's a variant of a schematic diagram called a ladder diagram. The primary point of this diagram is to demonstrate the logic (speaking to electrical management ) of a circuit. This diagram is the one I mostly come across in my own line of work, and it's extremely effective for troubleshooting problems or learning the way the circuit works. Some circuits are so huge that many types of schematic diagrams need to be read in increments from book form (typically with coded numbers so that information can be easier found). Again, here is the exact identical exact circuit because the first 2, however considering it in ladder form.
Here is another schematic diagram demonstrating precisely exactly the identical circuit, components and connections and it seems different but they fall into precisely the exact identical category.
A design diagram refers to a specific kind of circuit structure which utilizes standard electrical/electronic symbols rather than images to show how a circuit (or portion of it) works. Below is a standard 3-wire motor controller circuit utilizing a typical short stop halt - start pushbutton station working with a schematic diagram. (Momentary here means the button/switch you activate will return to its default position 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 essentially the identical thing with exactly the same function, however they use pictures of elements within the circuit instead of symbols. Again, here is the same exact circuit (almost except a controller was inserted and they're using conductors L1 and L3 rather than L1 and L2.
Right, less clutter? I've got enough info in all of these diagrams to know precisely what this circuit will do and where to start looking for problems. Hope that this helps. ( Note: do not confuse circuit or schematic diagrams together with wiring diagrams; wiring diagrams will often demonstrate images of elements such as the pictorial, and also how the entire or part of a circuit will be wired. The distinction is that wiring diagrams typically put an emphasis on actual physical place of necessary elements relative to each individual that essentially tell a layman Just What to do about the wiring)
Think of it this way; a circuit structure is any sort of diagram which illustrates how a circuit operates where the principal goal is that the proper wiring of elements and their connection to each other rather than physical place relative to each other or intending prototypes. Nevertheless, in some uses Assessing diagrams can be difficult so do this as overall advice. I've found this is particularly true when working with much more complex circuits and electronics. I'm going to work with a more straightforward but average industrial circuit because these circuit setups are the exact same, but nevertheless where you can observe how each kind of diagram shows the role of the circuit in their own ways.