Here is a technical version of a diagram. The primary point of this diagram will be to show the logic (speaking to electrical management ) of a circuit board. This diagram is the one I mostly come across in my own line of work, and it's very successful for troubleshooting problems or learning the way the circuit functions. Some circuits are so huge that most types of schematic diagrams have to be recorded in increments from novel form (generally with coded numbers so info can be easier found). Again, here's the identical exact circuit as the first 2, but looking at it in ladder type.
A design diagram refers to a specific sort of circuit diagram that uses standard electrical/electronic symbols rather than pictures to show the way the circuit (or portion of it) works. Below is a normal 3-wire motor controller circuit using a typical momentary stop - start pushbutton channel employing a schematic diagram. (Momentary this means the button/switch you activate will go back to its default place once you let go of it, usually by a spring that forces the button/switch to do this.)
Consider it in this way; a circuit structure is any type of diagram that illustrates how a circuit functions where the principal goal is that the appropriate wiring of elements and their relationship to each other rather than physical location relative to one another or intending prototypes. However, in some uses classifying diagrams can be hard so do this as general advice. I've discovered this is particularly true when dealing with much more complicated circuits and electronic equipment. I'm going to work with a more straightforward but average industrial circuit since these circuit set ups are the exact same, but where you're able to observe how each sort of diagram shows the operation of the circuit in their own manners.
Here is another schematic diagram showing precisely the same circuit, connections and components and it seems different but they fall into the same category.
Right, Less mess? I have enough information in every one these diagrams to know precisely what this circuit does and also where to start looking for issues. Hope that this helps. ( Note: don't confuse circuit or schematic diagrams together with wiring diagrams; wiring diagrams will usually show pictures of elements such as the pictorial, and also the way the entire or portion of a circuit will be wired. The distinction is that wiring diagrams usually place an emphasis on actual physical place of necessary components relative to each individual that essentially tell a layman exactly what to do concerning the wiring. )
Pictorial schematic diagrams, or pictorial circuit diagrams are basically the same thing with the exact same purpose, however they use pictures of components inside the circuit instead of symbols. Again, here's the identical exact circuit (almost except a control transformer was inserted and they are utilizing conductors L1 and L3 rather than L1 and L2.