Right, less clutter? I've got enough info in each one these diagrams to know exactly what this circuit does and also where to start looking for issues. Hope that this helps. ( Note: do not confuse lecture or circuit diagrams together with wiring diagrams; wiring diagrams will typically show images of elements like the pictorial, and also the way the entire or part of a circuit will be wired. The distinction is that wiring diagrams typically place an emphasis on actual physical place of necessary elements relative to each individual that essentially tell a layman Just What to do concerning the wiring. )
Pictorial design diagrams, or graphic circuit diagrams are essentially the identical thing with the identical function, but they use pictures of elements inside the circuit rather than symbols. Again, here is the same specific circuit (almost except a control transformer was inserted and they're using conductors L1 and L3 rather than L1 and L2.
A schematic diagram refers to a particular type of circuit structure which utilizes standard electrical/electronic symbols instead of images to demonstrate the way the circuit (or part of it) functions. Below is a standard 3-wire motor controller circuit employing a standard momentary stop - start pushbutton channel employing a schematic diagram. (Momentary this means the button/switch you trigger will return to its default location once you let go of this, usually by a spring that compels the button/switch to get this done.)
Think of it in this way; a circuit diagram is any kind of diagram which illustrates the way the circuit operates where the primary purpose is that the appropriate wiring of components and their relationship to each other instead of physical place relative to each other or intending prototypes. Nevertheless, in some applications Assessing diagrams can be challenging so choose this as overall advice. I've found this is especially true when dealing with more complex circuits and electronics. I'm going to work with a more straightforward but average industrial circuit since these circuit setups are exactly the same, but yet where it is possible to observe how each sort of diagram shows the operation of the circuit in their own manners.
Here's another schematic diagram demonstrating precisely exactly the same circuit, components and connections and it looks different but they both fall into the identical category.
Here is a specialized variant of a design diagram known as a ladder structure. The main intention of this diagram will be to show the logic (speaking to electrical management ) of a circuit board. This diagram is the one that I mostly encounter in my line of work, and it's extremely successful for troubleshooting problems or learning how a circuit functions. Some circuits are so enormous that most kinds of schematic diagrams need to be read in increments from book form (typically with coded numbers so information can be simpler found). Again, here is the exact specific circuit as the first 2, however looking at it in ladder form.