Insert Takeoff Area

To create a takeoff area, go to

DM Electrical->Takeoffs->Insert Takeoff Area

Insert Takeoff Area Dialog Box

Takeoffs--Insert Takeoff Area dialog box

See the Common Takeoff Information section for more information on the Takeoff Area Name field.

Enter a name for the takeoff area and press OK.

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

First point of takeoff area:

Click on the first corner of the takeoff area. You will then be prompted to identify the next point of the area.

Specify next point:

Continue to click on the drawing and add points to the takeoff area outline. Press ENTER when finished.

A polyline will appear representing your takeoff area. The polyline is on a non-plotting layer and will not display on printed drawing files. An example of how a takeoff area is displayed is shown below.

takeoff - area outline

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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