Consider it this way; a circuit structure is any type of diagram which illustrates how a circuit functions where the most important goal is the appropriate wiring of components and their connection to each other instead of physical location relative to one another or intending prototypes. Nonetheless, in some applications Assessing diagrams can be challenging so take this as general advice. I've discovered this is particularly true when working with more complex circuits and electronics. I'm likely to work with a more straightforward but average industrial circuit because these circuit set ups are exactly the same, but yet where you can observe how each type of diagram indicates the purpose of the circuit in their own ways.
Pictorial design diagrams, or graphic circuit diagrams are essentially the identical thing with exactly the identical purpose, but they use images of components inside the circuit instead of symbols. Again, here is the same precise circuit (virtually except a controller was included and they are utilizing conductors L1 and L3 instead of L1 and L2.
Following is a version of a diagram called a ladder design. The most important intent of this diagram will be to show the logic (speaking to electric management ) of a circuit board. This diagram is the one that I mainly come across in my line of work, and it is extremely effective for troubleshooting problems or learning the way the circuit works. Some circuits are so huge that most kinds of schematic diagrams have to be recorded in increments in book form (usually with coded numbers so info can be easier found). Again, here's the exact precise circuit because the first two, but considering it in ladder form.
A schematic diagram refers to a particular kind of circuit structure which uses standard electrical/electronic symbols instead of pictures to show the way the circuit (or part of it) functions. Below is a typical 3-wire motor controller circuit using a standard momentary halt - start pushbutton channel employing a schematic diagram. (Momentary here means that the button/switch you activate will return to its default position once you physically let go of it, usually by a spring that compels the button/switch to do this.)
Here is another schematic diagram demonstrating precisely exactly the identical circuit, connections and components and it looks different but they both fall into the same category.
Right, Less mess? I've got enough information in each of these diagrams to know precisely what this circuit will do and also where to look for problems. Hope this helps. ( Note: don't confuse circuit or schematic diagrams with wiring diagrams; wiring diagrams will often show images of elements such as the pictorial, and how the whole or part of a circuit will be wired. The difference is that wiring diagrams generally put an emphasis on actual physical location of necessary elements relative to each other that basically tell a layman Just What to do about the wiring. )