Insert Plan View Block

The Insert Plan View Block command is used to locate one-line devices on the drawing. The location is used to calculate the length of the feeders between one-line devices. The feeder length is used in the fault current calculation, voltage drop calculation, and takeoffs.

To insert a one-line device on a drawing, go to

DM Electrical->One-Line Devices->Insert Plan View Block

Insert One-Line Device Block Dialog Box

One-Line Devices--Insert One-Line Device Block Dialog Box

See the Common One-Line Device Information section for more information about the settings in this dialog box.

Clearance: Check this box to include a clearance area in front of the one-line device on the drawing.

Distance from One-Line Device: The distance the clearance extends in front of the one-line device, in inches. Disabled if Clearance is not checked.

Distance to Left: The distance the clearance extends to the left of the one-line device, in inches. Use this field if the clearance is required to be wider than the device. Disabled if Clearance is not checked.

Distance to Right: The distance the clearance extends to the right of the one-line device, in inches. Use this field if the clearance is required to be wider than the device. Disabled if Clearance is not checked.

Distance above One-Line Device: The distance the clearance extends above the one-line device, in inches. This distance is not displayed on the drawing. It is used when the one-line device is exported to an IFC file. Disabled if Clearance is not checked.

Inserting a One-Line Device Plan View Block

Select the one-line device block to be inserted and press OK.

You will be prompted to specify the location on the drawing where the block will be inserted.

Specify insertion point:

After you specify the location for the one-line device, you will be prompted for the rotation angle.

Specify rotation angle:

After you specify the rotation angle, you will be prompted to insert the callout. See the Inserting Notes and Leaders on the Drawing section for more information about inserting the callout.

Copying and Erasing One-Line Device Plan View Blocks

A one-line device shown on the drawing cannot be copied using standard AutoCAD commands. When you attempt to do so, the copied device will automatically be erased. This will occur when using both the copy command and the mirror command. If you wish to copy a one-line device, use the Copy button on the appropriate one-line device dialog box.

Similarly, erasing a one-line device from the drawing only removes the block, it does not delete the entire device from the database. To erase a one-line device, use the Delete button on the appropriate one line device dialog box.


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