In school and in my first job (consulting), we showed on plan our three-way and four-way switches connecting into the nearest light that was on that switch circuit. I did not realize that the tracers/travelers were just run between switches and not in the same path as the circuiting to lights.
At my new job, they show the switches connected to each other and then only one connection to the lights. This gets complicated when your switches are far apart and there are lots of things going on in between (however, they were showing 5-way, 6-way switches, with little wire whips coming from them, because they did not understand the switching diagrams, thought the numbers were based on number of switching locations).
Question: Is there anything wrong with showing it the way I did in school and in my first job, even though that's not really how it ends up being installed? Does it confuse contractors at all? That is my boss's concern, that we would be showing it how it's not really going to be installed. As contractors, what do you usually see on plans?