Circuit Devices

This section describes the Circuit Devices button on the Circuiting dialog box. The Circuit Devices button connects devices on the drawing to a circuit on a one-line device.

If a device is already connected to a circuit, the Circuit Devices button can be used to connect it to a new circuit. It is not necessary to use the Uncircuit Devices button. The device will be removed from the circuit it is currently connected to before being connected to the new circuit.

When the button is pressed, the Circuiting dialog box is closed. The circuit that was selected in the Circuit List starts as the current circuit. The current circuit can be changed during the command using the Increment circuit option.

You are prompted to select the devices to be circuited. The current circuit, the load connected to the circuit, the size of the breaker on the circuit, and the starting phase of the circuit are all listed on the command line.

Select devices to be circuited:
Current Circuit: <Circuit> Connected KVA: <Load> Breaker Amps: <Breaker Size> Phase: <Phase Letter>
Press ENTER once to increment the circuit, twice to return to circuiting dialog.

Select device: Select the devices to be connected to the current circuit. The devices will be connected if the voltage matches the circuit.

A circuit label listing the panel and circuit number will be inserted next to the selected devices. The circuit label will be updated or removed when the homeruns and loops are drawn for the circuit.

If you select a device with multiple loads, you will be prompted to specify which loads you want to connect to the current circuit.

If the circuit is a space and the device has more poles than the circuit, the circuits below the current circuit are checked. If the circuits below are spaces, the spaces are joined together to make a circuit large enough for the device, and the device is connected to the new circuit. If the circuits below are not spaces, they cannot be joined with the current circuit. The device will not be connected to the current circuit.

If the circuit is a space and the device has fewer poles than the circuit, the circuit is split into multiple circuits. The device is connected to the first circuit. The other circuits are left as single pole spaces in the one-line device.

Increment circuit: The first time you press enter, the current circuit will be incremented to the next circuit. On panels, the next circuit will be on the same side of the panel as the current circuit. The increment function will not move you between the odd and even sides of the panel.

Return to circuiting dialog: If you press enter a second time without circuiting a device, you are returned to the Circuiting dialog box.


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