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Used to insert feeders on the one-line diagram. Feeders inserted using this command are for informational purposes only. To insert feeders that correctly show how they are connected to distribution equipment and other devices, use thecommand.
To insert a feeder, go to
Ribbon: DM Electrical RT->Feeders-> Insert
Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical RT->Feeders->Insert Feeder
You will be prompted to select an upstream distribution equipment to which the feeder will be connected.
Select upstream distribution equipment to connect to:
Insert Feeder Dialog Box
Layer System: The layer system used for the feeder when it is inserted on the drawing. See the section for more information.
Do not change the layer directly in AutoCAD. If you do, it will likely be changed back at some point in the future. Use this dialog box or thecommand.
OCP Block: The block used for the overcurrent protection on the feeder. The OCP block can be moved along the feeder wire.
Block at Start of Feeder: The block inserted at the start of the feeder. The location of this block cannot be moved.
Block at End of Feeder: The block inserted at the end of the feeder. The location of this block cannot be moved.
Press the OK button. You will then be prompted to select a start point at the upstream distribution equipment from which to begin drawing the feeder.
Specify start point at upstream distribution equipment or [Reverse direction / Offset from other feeder / <use Default starting point>]:
Start point: Specify a point on the drawing. The feeder will start at that point.
Reverse direction: Type R to toggle between specifying a start point at the upstream or downstream distribution equipment.
Offset from other feeder: Type O to offset the feeder from another feeder. You will be prompted to select a feeder from which to offset.
Use default starting point: Press ENTER or type D to use the default feeder starting point for the distribution equipment.
After you have selected a starting point, you will then be prompted to specify additional points to which the feeder will be drawn.
Specify next point or [Undo / Finish / Offset from other feeder]:
Next point: Specify a point on the drawing. The feeder will extend in a horizontal or vertical line to a point parallel to the specified point.
Undo: Type U to return to the previous command prompt.
Finish: Type F to complete the feeder.
Offset from other feeder: Type O to to offset the feeder being redrawn from another feeder. You will be prompted to specify the feeder from which the redrawn feeder is being offset. Temporarily, object snap points for the selected feeder will be offset from the feeder itself.
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