Switches

This section describes how to use switches.

Common Switch Information

The values that can be specified for a switch are listed below. Some values can be set in the schedule only, while others can have a default value set in the schedule that can be changed for individual switches.

Schedule-Only Settings

This section describes switch values that can only be set in the schedule. These cannot be changed on individual switches. If you need to insert a switch that has a different setting for one of these values, it is necessary to create a new record in the schedule.

Include in Schedule: Whether or not the switch type is displayed in the switch schedule that is inserted on the drawing. The checkbox will be checked for most switch types. It is commonly unchecked for existing switch types and switches that are being used to model other types of devices in your project.

Default Subscript: The default value for the subscript inserted with the switch. Subscripts are different from other notes in that they rotate with the switch, rather than always being displayed at angle 0.

Variable Subscript: Whether or not the subscript can be changed for individual switches. If this is not checked, all the switches of this type will use the Default Subscript for their Subscript. If it is checked, it is possible for individual switches to override the Default Subscript value.

Schedule Note 1, Schedule Note 2, Schedule Note 3: These three notes will appear on the switch schedule on the drawing. See the Schedule Notes section for more information on setting the default values for these notes.

Individual Switch Settings

This section describes switch values that be changed for individual switches. The value in the switch schedule is the default value.

Circuit: The circuit that the switch is connected to.

Drawing Note 1, Drawing Note 2, Drawing Note 3: Notes will appear on the drawing for each switch.

Switch Groups

A switch group consists of switches, devices, a group label, and a circuit.

Switch groups contain one or more switches. If they contain multiple switches, then the group represents a 3-way, 4-way, or n-way switch. You can have as many switches in a group as you like.

Switch groups can contain zero, one, or more devices. All the devices in the group are controlled by the switches in the group.

The group has a common Group label that is set when inserting or editing a switch. Changing the Group label on one switch in the group changes it for all the switches. The Group label is inserted on the drawing next to all of the switches and devices in the group.

The group can be connected to a circuit on a one-line device. All the switches and devices will be connected to a single circuit. If you change the circuit connected to a switch, it will change the circuit for the whole group. If you change the circuit for a device in the group, you will be given the option to change the circuit for the whole group or to remove the selected device from the group.


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