Insert Switch

To insert a switch on a drawing, go to

DM Electrical->Switches->Insert Switch

Insert Switch Dialog Box

Switches--Insert Switch Dialog Box

Switch Type: Select the type of switch to be inserted. The list of switches available is defined in the Switch Project Schedule command.

The default values for the switch are specified based upon the chosen switch type.

Group: This value is used to indicate the group to which a switch belongs, typically a lower case letter. This value is displayed next to the switch and the devices connected to a switch, indicating which switch is controlling which fixtures in a room. If the group label on a switch is modified, all connected devices will be updated automatically.

Subscript: The subscript for the switch. Subscripts are inserted like notes, but they are rotated to match the angle of the switch. If Variable Subscript is not checked in the switch project schedule, the subscript value will be fixed for the individual switch and cannot be changed.

Elevation: The elevation of the switch. See the Elevation section for more information.

Layer System: See the Layer System section for more information.

See the Common Switch Information section for more information about the Drawing Notes in this dialog box.

Inserting the Switch on the Drawing

To insert a switch on the drawing, press OK. The settings specified in the dialog box will be used tor the inserted switches. You will be prompted to insert them on the drawing.

Specify insertion point:

After you specify the location for the switch, you will be prompted for the rotation angle.

Specify rotation angle <0>:

If there are any notes included with the switch, you will then be prompted to locate the notes on the drawing. See the Inserting Notes and Leaders on the Drawing section for more information about inserting the notes.

Once you are finished inserting the switch, you will be prompted to insert another of the same type. You may continue to insert switches, or press ENTER to end the command.


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