Thank you for your kind and helpful response. I downloaded and tried out a couple of CAD programs, but I found that for the purposes of turning the electrician's penciled notes into clean and clear diagrams, Photoshop works just fine.uuuhh, learn the symbols, buy some graph paper, find some old fart who will explain the concept of pencils, maybe splurge and buy a ruler, spend 4 years as an apprentice so you will know what you are doing...
I don't understand what the problem is that you need some computer program to draw electrical diagrams.
I see you answered your own question...I want to find a free/cheap/shareware 2 dimensional CAD program for doing up electrical drawings for an electrician friend. Does anyone have any recommendations?
(I'm going to ask this same question over on the Computer Questions board as well...)