Insert One-Line Device

The Insert One-Line Device command is used to insert one-line devices and equipment connections on the drawing for the one-line diagram.

To insert a one-line device or equipment connection, go to

DM Electrical->One-Line Diagram->Insert One-Line Device

Insert One-Line Diagram Block Dialog Box

One-Line Diagram--Insert One-Line Diagram Block dialog box

One-Line Device: The one-line device or equipment connection that will be inserted on the drawing. They are listed in a tree corresponding to how the devices are connected to each other.

Block: The block that will be used for the one-line device or equipment connection. You can add more blocks to this list using the One-Line Device Diagram Blocks->Edit Project List command. There are two special entries in the list.

Panel Box and Bus: A box representing the panel with a bus bar inserted in the middle of it.
Panel Box: A box representing the panel. No bus bar is inserted.

Press OK to insert the one-line device or equipment connection on the drawing.

Inserting a Panel Box

If you selected either Panel Box and Bus or Panel Box from the Block list, you will be prompted for the first corner of the panel box.

First corner of panel:

Select the location of the panel corner. You will then be prompted for the second corner of the panel box.

Second corner:

Feeder wires will be inserted between the one-line device or equipment connection and anything it is connected to that is already on the drawing.

If you selected Panel Box and Bus, the bus bar will be inserted after you have inserted the panel box. T he size of the panel block will affect the direction in which the bus will be inserted. The bus will be inserted in a direction matching the longest side of the box. A short, flat box will result in the bus being inserted horizontally. A tall, thin box will result in a vertical bus.

Inserting a One-Line Device Diagram Block

If you selected a block, you will be prompted for the insertion point.

Select insertion point:

Feeder wires will be inserted between the one-line device or equipment connection and anything it is connected to that is already on the drawing.


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