Start New Electrical Project

This section describes how to start a new project.

When you start a new project, a database file will be created in the same folder as the current drawing. The file will be named The file name will be "dm_elec<Name>.dm", where <Name> is the name of the project. This is the database file where all of the information about your project is stored.

To create the database file, go to

Ribbon: DM Electrical->Utilities-> dm_dm-startNewProject Start New Electrical Project

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Start New Electrical Project

Start New Electrical Project Dialog Box

start-new-electrical-project-dialog-box

Project Name (Optional): The project name that is added to the end of the file name. This name is only used on the file name. It is not used anywhere else in the project.

It is not necessary to fill in a project name. If you leave this field blank, the project database name will be "dm_elec.dm".

Project Directory: The project directory indicates the folder in which Design Master Electrical will place the database. The folder that is displayed and used is the folder that the current drawing is saved in.

Standards Database: Select the standards database from which to copy project options and settings. See the Master and Standards Databases section for more information about the standards database and which settings are stored in it.

Groups to Import

This section is used to select groups of devices to automatically import from their respective master databases to the new project. See the Master Database Groups section for more information.

Multiple groups can be selected by holding down the CTRL key while making the selections.

Select Distribution Equipment Groups to Import: Press this button to open the Select Distribution Equipment Groups to Import dialog box.

Select the distribution equipment groups to be imported and press the OK button.

Room Types: Check this box to import a room group.


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