Options

Allows you to customize a variety of settings that affect the appearance of your drawings.

See the General Customization Commands section for more information about how the Edit Project List, Edit Standards List, Copy Project List to Standards, and Copy Standards List to Project commands work.

To edit the options project list, go to

Ribbon: DMERT: Customization->Project Customization->Options

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical RT->Customization->Options->Edit Project List

To edit the options standards list, go to

Ribbon: DMERT: Customization->Master & Standards Customization->Options

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical RT->Customization->Options->Edit Standards List

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One-Line Diagram Options

Design Master Electrical Options Dialog Box

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Editing a Setting

To edit an option setting, select the Value in the list and enter a new value.

Press the OK button to save your changes.

One-Line Diagram Options

Distribution equipment sort order: When generating the one-line diagram, this option determines how downstream equipment connections are ordered on the diagram:

Breaker size: Generation order is based upon the breaker size.
Circuit number: Generation order is based upon the circuit to which the downstream equipment is connected.
Distance: Generation order is based upon the distance between the upstream and downstream equipment.
Equipment name: Generation order is based upon the name of the equipment.

Display lugs on panels with main breakers: Whether lugs are displayed on panels with main breakers.

Yes: Lugs are displayed on all bus bars.
No: Lugs are not displayed on bus bars with main breakers.

This option does not change whether the lugs exist on the panel, only whether they are displayed.

Insert feeder IDs inside feeder lines: Whether feeder IDs appear on the one-line diagram.

Include vertical main breaker on horizontal panels: Whether the main breaker on a horizontal custom panel block is inserted vertically.

Yes: The main breaker is inserted perpendicular to the horizontal panel bus.
No: The main breaker is inserted along the horizontal panel bus.

Insert labels inside feeder lines: Whether feeder labels can snap to inside feeder lines when being inserted.

Feeder offset multiplier: This value sets the default distance when offsetting feeders. This value is multiplied by DIMSCALE to determine the distance.

Riser height multiplier: This value sets the default distance between elevations when generating a riser diagram.

Default panel box height: When inserting a custom block on the diagram, the Specific Panel Box Size height is set to this value. See the Insert section for more information.

Default panel box width: When inserting a custom block on the diagram, the Specific Panel Box Size width is set to this value. See the Insert section for more information.

Default fed from (in automatic riser): Whether distribution equipment blocks are fed from the top or the bottom when generating a riser diagram.

Default feeder connection layout: Sets how feeders are drawn for distribution equipment inserted into the diagram using the Insert command. This option can also be set in the Insert Distribution Equipment dialog box.

Feeder connection location in riser to panels with no bus: Sets how feeders are drawn for distribution equipment blocks with no bus when generating a riser diagram.

"Main Lugs Only" label: Sets the text for the Main Disconnect Type label when the main disconnect for the distribution equipment is set to Main Lugs Only.

Default feeder layer system: Sets the default layer system for feeders when generating a one-line diagram.

<Same as Distribution Equipment>: Uses the same layer system as the upstream distribution equipment.

Default riser blocks: Sets the default block for each distribution equipment type when generating a riser diagram.

Default one-line blocks (multiple downstream panels): Sets the default block for each distribution equipment type that is connected to multiple downstream distribution equipment when generating a one-line diagram.

<Same as Riser Block>: Uses the same default block as the Default riser blocks option.

Default one-line blocks (0 or 1 downstream panels): Sets the default block for each distribution equipment type that is connected to one or fewer downstream distribution equipment when generating a one-line diagram.

<Same as Riser Block>: Uses the same default block as the Default riser blocks option.

Default equipment connection block: Sets the default block for equipment connections on the one-line diagram.

Default equipment disconnect block: Sets the default block for the equipment disconnect on the one-line diagram.

Default circuit OCP block: Sets the default block for OCP on the one-line diagram.

Main breaker block: Sets the default block for main breakers on the one-line diagram.

Main fused switch block: Sets the default block for main fused switches on the one-line diagram.

Main non-fused switch block: Sets the default block for main non-fused switches on the one-line diagram.

Standard lugs block: Sets the default block for standard lugs on the one-line diagram.

Double lugs block: Sets the default block for double lugs on the one-line diagram.

Feedthrough lugs top block: Sets the default block for feedthrough lugs connected at the top on the one-line diagram.

Feedthrough lugs bottom block: Sets the default block for feedthrough lugs connected at the bottom on the one-line diagram.

Wire break block: Sets the default block for wire breaks on the one-line diagram.

Feeder ID format: Sets how feeder IDs are generated. See the Feeder ID Formats article in the knowledge base for more information.

Automatically create feeder IDs: Whether feeder IDs are automatically generated.

Yes: Feeder IDs are generated automatically based upon the Feeder ID format.
No: When a feeder ID is generated, the New Feeder Callout ID dialog box will appear. You can then set the feeder ID, feeder ID group, whether feeder IDs should be automatically generated in the future, and whether the feeder ID should be added to the master schedule.

Copy feeder IDs to master schedule when created: Whether feeder IDs are copied to the master schedule when they are generated.

Transfer feeder IDs from master schedule if possible: When a feeder ID is generated with the same specifications as an existing feeder ID in the master schedule, this option sets whether a new feeder ID is generated or the existing feeder ID is used.

Leaders Options

Leader arrow block: The block used for leader arrowheads.

Leader arrow length: The length of the leader arrowhead.


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