Draw Homerun and Loops

The Draw Homerun and Loops command is used to draw a homerun and loops between devices that are connected to a circuit. The command can be used to draw homeruns and loops for a single circuit or for a combined circuit.

Loops are drawn to minimize the lengths of the wires as much as possible.

If you run the command on devices that already have loops drawn between them, any loops that already exist on the drawing will not be modified. Any changes in the position of loops or loop breaks will be retained. Any loops that are no longer needed will be erased.

To draw both the homerun and the loops, go to

Ribbon: DM Electrical->Circuiting and Homeruns-> dm_elec-circuithr Draw Homerun and Loops

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Circuiting and Homeruns->Draw Homerun and Loops

You will be prompted to select the device from which to draw the homerun.

Select device from which to draw homerun:

You will then be prompted to select other devices with circuits to add to the homerun.

Select other devices with circuits to add to homerun:

If you select additional devices on different circuits, a combined homerun that includes all of the circuits will be inserted. A combined homerun requires the wires of all of the circuits to be the same size. You cannot combine circuits that use different size wires. The neutral will be shared based upon the Share Neutral on Combined Homeruns setting.

If the Select Preferred Circuiting Direction option is set to Yes, you will be prompted to specify the preferred circuiting angle. See the Select Preferred Circuiting Direction section for more information.

Input preferred circuiting angle / <None>:

If the Select Loop Center Point option is set to Yes, you will be prompted to specify the center point for the arcs. See the Select Loop Center Point section for more information.

Arc center point / <None>:

Loops will be inserted between all of the devices on the selected circuits.

Right click or press space to change HR arc direction.

Position the homerun on the drawing. If you right-click or press SPACE, the arc direction of the homerun will be flipped.

Related Options

Hot or neutral first: Sets whether the hot or neutral tick marks are drawn closest to the homerun arrowhead.

Ground location: Sets whether the ground tick mark is inserted closest to or furthest from the homerun arrowhead.

Homerun wire callouts and tick marks: Sets when wire callouts and/or tick marks are displayed on homeruns.

Display tick marks on loops: Sets whether tick marks are displayed on loops.

Multiple arrowheads on combined homeruns: Sets whether combined homeruns display an arrowhead for each circuit.

Homerun arrow block: Sets the block used for homerun arrowheads

This option can be further customized with the Homerun arrow length option.

Tick Mark Blocks options: Set the blocks used for tick marks and the space between tick marks.


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