Homeruns and Loops

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

Customization--Options--Edit Project List--Homeruns and Loops

Hot or neutral first: Controls 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: Controls the location of the ground wire tick mark in groups of tick marks. It can either be at the the Front or Back. 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 choices.

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.

Display wire callouts on homeruns: Whether wire callouts are to be displayed on homeruns.

Yes: Homeruns include wire callouts or tick marks when inserted. Combined homeruns always include tick marks. For other homeruns, whether tick marks are used is based upon the Display Tick Marks on Homeruns option.
No: Homeruns will not include wire callouts or tick marks. All that will be inserted is the homerun arrow. Combined homeruns will not display tick marks. When this option is selected, the Display Tick Marks on Homeruns option is not used.

Display tick marks on homeruns: Whether homerun wire callouts are labeled using tick marks or wire callouts.

Yes: Tick marks will be displayed in place of wire callouts if the wires are #12. For wires #10 and larger, full wire callouts will be displayed.
No: Full wire callouts will always be displayed. Tick marks will never be shown on homeruns.

Display tick marks on loops: Whether or not 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 or not 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.

Compute conduit length: How wire lengths between devices are calculated.See the Set Looping Options section for more information this setting.

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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