Insert Takeoff Area

To create a takeoff area, go to

Ribbon: DM Electrical->Takeoffs-> dm_elec-takeoff-insert Insert Takeoff Area

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Takeoffs->Insert Takeoff Area

Insert Takeoff Area Dialog Box


See the Common Takeoff Information section for more information about how this dialog box works.

Enter a name for the takeoff area and press the OK button.

You will be prompted to specify the first point of the takeoff area.

First point of takeoff area:

Select a point where the takeoff area is to be located. You will then be prompted to specify the next point.

Specify next point:

Select the next point of the takeoff area outline on the drawing. Continue inserting points until the takeoff area outline is defined. Press ENTER to complete the takeoff area outline.

A polyline will appear representing your takeoff area. The polyline is on a non-plotting layer and will not display on printed drawing files.

When a takeoff is performed in the area, all of the devices in the area will be included. Circuits will be included in the takeoff if the device the homerun is drawn from is inside the area.

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