Distribution Equipment Schedule Blocks

The Distribution Equipment Schedule Blocks commands allow you to customize the list of blocks available to create distribution equipment schedules on the drawing.

See the General Customization Commands section for more information about how the Edit Project List, Edit Master List, Copy Project List to Master, and Copy Master List to Project commands work.

To edit the distribution equipment schedule blocks project list, go to

Ribbon: DME: Customization-> Project Customization-> dm_elec-oldSP Distribution Equipment Schedule Blocks

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Customization->Distribution Equipment Schedule Blocks->Edit Project List

To edit the distribution equipment schedule blocks master list, go to

Ribbon: DME: Customization-> Master & Standards Customization-> dm_elec-oldSM Distribution Equipment Schedule Blocks

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Customization->Distribution Equipment Schedule Blocks->Edit Master List

Distribution Equipment Schedule Blocks Dialog Box

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Move Up: Press this button to move the selected block up in the list of blocks.

Move Down: Press this button to move the selected block down in the list of blocks.

New: Press this button to create a new block.

Delete: Press this button to delete the selected block. If the block is currently used by a record in the schedule, you will be asked if you want to replace the block in the schedule with another block.

Copy: Press this button to copy the selected schedule row and blocks. You will be prompted to enter a name for the copy.

Copy Block: Press this button to copy the selected block. You will be prompted to enter a name for the copy.

Edit Block: Press this button to open the drawing for the selected block.

Distribution Equipment Schedule Types

There are three different types of distribution equipment schedule available. Each type consists of a header block, a footer block, and one or more phase blocks. When a schedule is inserted, these blocks are inserted in the drawing to create the schedule.

The header block is inserted at the top of the schedule. It typically lists the equipment name and the relevant attributes of the equipment, such as the voltage and bus amps.

The footer block is inserted at the bottom of the schedule. It typically includes all of the load totals. These can include totals by phase and the connected and calculated loads by load type.

All schedules have different blocks that are used for single-phase and three-phase distribution equipment. Typically, the only difference between is that the single-phase schedules do not list any C phase loads.

Odd on Left, Even on Right: This schedule type is to be used with panels. The odd circuits are listed on the left side of the schedule and the even circuits are listed on the right. This schedule type has a phase block for each phase of the schedule. Each phase block should include attributes for two circuits on it, one from the odd side of the panel and one from the even side.

Odd on Top, Even on Bottom: This schedule type is to be used with panels. The odd circuits are listed above the even circuits. For this schedule type there is a phase block for each phase of the schedule. There is also a block that is inserted between the last odd block and the first even block. Each phase block should include attributes for only one circuit on it. The phase block will be used both above and below the divider for the odd and even circuits.

Taps: This schedule type is to be used for all distribution equipment other than panels. This schedule type only has one phase block. One block is inserted for each tap.

Distribution Equipment Schedule Block Settings

Description: The description column is a tree that lists each block group.

The black rows separate the blocks into the three schedule types listed above.

The dark grey rows list each schedule. The value entered in the column will be displayed in the distribution equipment dialog boxes in the Schedule Block field.

The white rows and yellow rows list the various blocks that make up each schedule. The value displayed in each of these rows describes what the block will be used for in the schedule.

Block Name: For white and yellow rows, this column is the block that is used for the item in the schedule.

Default Distribution Equipment Type: The schedule block that is used as the default for each type of distribution equipment. This column can be set in the dark grey columns. Only one schedule block can be chosen for each type of distribution equipment.


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