Homeruns and Loops

This section describes the options available in the Homeruns and Loops group in the Design Master Electrical Options dialog box.

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Hot or neutral first: Whether the hot or neutral ticks marks are displayed first in groups of tick marks. The type of tick mark that is displayed first will be inserted closer to the homerun arrowhead.

Ground location: Sets the location of the ground wire tick mark in groups of tick marks. The Front is located toward the homerun arrowhead. The Back is located away from the homerun arrowhead.

Draw loops: How loops are drawn between devices. See the Draw Loops Between Circuited Devices section for more information on the available options.

Loop to same circuit first on combined homeruns (light fixtures): How loops are drawn on combined homeruns containing light fixtures.See the Set Looping Options section for more information this setting.

Loop to same circuit first on combined homeruns (other devices): How loops are drawn on combined homeruns containing devices other than light fixtures.See the Set Looping Options section for more information this setting.

Homerun wire callouts and tick marks: Sets when wire callouts and/or tick marks are displayed on homeruns.

Tick marks for all homeruns: Tick marks are displayed on all homeruns. Wire callouts are not displayed on homeruns.
Tick marks for #12, wire callouts if > #12: Tick marks are displayed if the wires are #12. Wire callouts are displayed if the wires are #10 or larger.
Tick marks for #12, tick marks and wire callouts if > #12: Tick marks are displayed if the wires are #12. Wire callouts and tick marks are displayed if the wires are #10 or larger.
Tick marks for #12 1-pole, wire callouts for all others: Tick marks are displayed if the wires are #12 and the distribution equipment has 1 pole. Wire callouts are displayed if the wires are #10 or larger or if the wires are #12 and the distribution equipment has 2 or 3 poles.
Wire callouts for all homeruns: Wire callouts are displayed on all homeruns. Tick marks are not displayed on homeruns.
No wire callouts or tick marks: Wire callouts and tick marks are not displayed on homeruns.
Nothing for #12, wire callouts if > #12: Wire callouts and tick marks are not displayed if the wires are #12. Wire callouts are displayed if the wires are #10 or larger.

Display tick marks on loops: Whether tick marks are displayed on loops between devices.

Multiple arrowheads on combined homeruns: Whether combined homeruns display a single arrowhead or one arrowhead for each circuit on the homerun.

Share neutrals on combined homeruns: Whether neutrals on combined homeruns are shared. The 2008 NEC requires this to be set to No. To share neutrals in accordance with the 2008 NEC, create a multiple pole breaker and use the Circuit to Phase button on the Circuiting dialog box.

Circuit break block: The block that is used when circuits are broken. Use the None setting if you do not want a block displayed on broken circuits.

Homerun arrow block: The block used for homerun arrowheads.

Homerun arrow length: The length of the homerun arrowhead.


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