How Do I Insert a Light Symbol in AutoCAD?

Are you working on an AutoCAD project and need to insert a light symbol? AutoCAD provides various symbols and elements that can be easily inserted into your drawings. In this tutorial, we will walk through the steps to insert a light symbol in AutoCAD.

To start, open your AutoCAD software and follow these easy steps:

Step 1: Accessing the Drawing Area

Before we begin inserting the light symbol, let’s make sure we are in the correct environment. Ensure that you are in the drawing area of AutoCAD where you can see your project.

Step 2: Opening the Tool Palettes

In order to access the light symbol, we need to open the tool palettes. The tool palettes provide a convenient way to access various symbols and blocks that can be inserted into your drawings.

To open the tool palettes, go to the View tab in the top menu bar. Under the Panels section, click on Tool Palettes.

Step 3: Finding the Light Symbol

Once you have opened the tool palettes, you will see a list of categories on the left side. Look for a category named ‘Electrical’, or any similar name related to electrical symbols.

In this category, there should be a variety of electrical symbols including lights, switches, outlets, etc. Scroll through until you find the light symbol that matches your requirement.


  • If you cannot find a suitable light symbol in this category, consider searching for it using keywords such as ‘light’, ‘lamp’, or ‘bulb’ in the search bar provided at the top of the tool palettes.
  • You can also explore other categories such as ‘Lighting’, ‘Architectural’, or ‘Mechanical’ to see if they offer different light symbols that might be more suitable for your project.

Step 4: Dragging and Dropping the Light Symbol

Once you have located the desired light symbol, click and hold on it. Drag the symbol from the tool palettes into your drawing area. Release the mouse button to drop the symbol at your desired location.

At this point, you should see the light symbol displayed in your drawing area. You can now adjust its size, position, and any other properties as needed.

Congratulations! You have successfully inserted a light symbol in AutoCAD.


In this tutorial, we learned how to insert a light symbol in AutoCAD. By following these simple steps, you can easily access and incorporate various symbols into your drawings. Remember to explore different categories within the tool palettes to find the most suitable symbols for your projects.

Now that you know how to insert a light symbol, you can enhance your AutoCAD drawings with accurate representations of lighting elements. Happy designing!