Switches

This section describes the options available in the Switches group in the Design Master Electrical Options dialog box.

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Switch rotation: This option controls how switches and switch subscripts are rotated. Switch subscripts should be rotated to match the angle of the switch. Switches in the schedule should be rotated so that the $ is drawn vertical. Which option you choose to make this happen correctly depends upon how you have your switch blocks defined.

If you are uncertain which option to choose, the simplest solution is to choose an option and insert a switch schedule on the drawing. Try each option until you find one that looks correct.

Subscript: Rotate to match switch angle / Schedule Symbol: Rotate to 90 degrees: The switch subscript is inserted at the same rotation angle as the switch. The switch in the schedule is rotated 90 degrees. Choose this option if your switch rotation is set perpendicular to the wall.
Subscript: Rotate to match switch angle + 90 degrees / Schedule Symbol: Rotate to 0 degrees: The switch subscript is rotated 90 degrees relative to the switch. The switch in the schedule is not rotated. Choose this option if your switch rotation is set parallel to the wall.
Subscript: Rotate to match switch angle - 90 degrees / Schedule Symbol: Rotate to -90 degrees: The switch subscript is rotated 90 degrees relative to the switch. The switch in the schedule is rotated 90 degrees. Choose this option if your switch rotation is set parallel to the wall.
Subscript: Rotate to 0 / Schedule Symbol: Rotate to 90 degrees: The switch subscript is inserted at the same rotation angle as the switch. The switch in the schedule is rotated 90 degrees. Choose this option if your switch rotation is set perpendicular to the wall and you do not want the switch subscript rotated automatically.

Allow upside down switch subscripts: Whether a switch subscript can be displayed upside down.

Yes: The switch subscript will be rotated in exactly the same way as the switch. If the switch is upside down, the subscript will be upside down.
No: The switch subscript will first be rotated in the same way as the switch. If the text is upside down, it will then be rotated an additional 180 degrees so that it is readable.

Provide neutral wire to switches: Whether a neutral wire is provided to switches. The option is required for 2011 NEC 404.2(C).


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