Swap and Copy Circuits

The Swap and Copy Circuits command is used to rearrange circuits on one-line devices.

The swap function allows you to switch the location of two circuits. Moving a circuit is a special case of the swap function. Typically, you move a circuit by swapping it with another circuit that is a space.

The copy function copies all of the fixed loads from one circuit to another. It is used to create existing loads that are the some on a one-line device.

To swap and copy circuits between one-line devices, go to

DM Electrical->Circuiting and Homeruns->Swap and Copy Circuits

Swap and Copy Circuits Dialog Box

Circuiting and Homeruns--Swap and Copy Circuits dialog box

The Swap and Copy Circuits dialog box is divided into a left and a right section that correspond to two separate one-line devices. The duplicate buttons work the same in both sections. The difference is which one-line device and circuit that they are working on. The buttons that span the entire dialog box apply to both sections.

One-Line Device: Sets the active one-line device in the left or right section. The circuits in the circuit list all belong to the active one-line device. The voltage of the one-line device is listed below this field.

Insert Circuit: Press this button to insert a new circuit in the active one-line device in the left or right section. A single-pole circuit will be inserted in the circuit list at the location of the active circuit. The active circuit and all the circuits below it will be shifted down.

If there are no spaces available below the active circuit, no circuit will be inserted.

Compress Circuits: Press this button to move all the spaces in the left or right one-line device to the bottom of the circuit lists. The order of all the circuits with loads on them will be the same. Any circuits that are spaces between circuits with loads will have been removed.

Remove Circuit: Press this button to remove a circuit that is a space from the active one-line device in the left or right section. All of the circuits below the selected circuit will be shifted up in the circuit list. A new space circuit will be inserted at the bottom of the circuit list. This button cannot be used if the circuit has any devices connected to it or any fixed loads set in it.

Change # of Poles: Press the button to change the number of poles of the currently selected circuit in the left or right circuit list. See the Change # of Poles section for more information.

Circuiting: Press this button to open the Circuiting dialog box with the currently selected circuit in the left circuit list active. See the Circuiting section for more information.

Circuit List: Sets the active circuit on the one-line device in the left or right section. For panels, the odd and the even circuits are shown in one list. The odd circuits are at the top of the list and the even circuits are at the bottom of the list. For all other one-line devices, all the circuits are shown in the list in order.

Swap Circuit: Press this button to swap the circuits in the left circuit list and the right circuit list. The two circuits must have the same voltage and number of poles. The connected devices and fixed loads on each circuit will be swapped. Any circuit labels on the drawing will automatically be updated with the new circuit number.

Copy: Press this button to copy the fixed loads from the circuit in the left circuit list to the circuit in the right circuit list. All of the customized wire size and breaker settings and the fixed loads will be copied.

After the fixed loads are copied, the active circuit in the right circuit list will be moved down one circuit. If you have multiple circuits in a row with the same fixed loads settings, you can continuing pressing the Copy button to copy the fixed loads without having to select the next circuit manually.


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