Transfer Building Information from HVAC

The Transfer Building Information from HVAC command is used to copy floor and room definitions from a Design Master HVAC project. Using this command allows you to define the building once and use it in both the HVAC and electrical project.

To transfer building information from an HVAC project, go to

Ribbon: DM Electrical->Buildings and Rooms-> dm_dm-util ->Transfer Building Information from HVAC

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Building Definition->Transfer Building Information from HVAC

The dialog box that appears depends upon whether you have previously run this command in this project.

Select HVAC Database to Transfer Rooms From Dialog Box

The first time you run the command, you will be prompted to choose the HVAC database to transfer building information from.

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Select the desired HVAC project from which to copy room definitions and press the Open button. The Transfer Rooms dialog box will appear.

Transfer Rooms Dialog Box

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This dialog box is used to match room types between the HVAC project and the electrical project.

Room Type Other Project --> Room Type This Project: Lists all of the room types in the HVAC project and the room type that will be used in the electrical project.

Room Types in This Project: Lists the room types available in the electrical project.

<--: Press this button to assign the room type selected in the Room Types in This Project list to the room type selected in the Room Type Other Project --> Room Type This Project list.

Press the OK button to copy the rooms and floors from the HVAC project.

Design Master Dialog Box

After the first time you run the command, you will be prompted to transfer building information from the previously selected HVAC database.

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Yes: Press this button to import the building information again from the previously selected HVAC database.

No: Press this button to import the building information from a different HVAC database. The Select Plumbing Database to Transfer Floors From dialog box, described above, will be displayed.


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