Options

Allows you to control the output of Design Master Electrical RT to match your preferred standards.

Options

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Display neutral wire count separately from phase wire count: Whether neutral and hot wires are listed together or separately.

Yes: The neutral wire count is listed separately from the phase wire count. Example: 1/2"C,3#12,#12N,#12G
No: The neutral wire count and the phase wire count are added together when they are the same size. Example: 1/2"C,4#12,#12G

Conduit location: Where the conduit size is displayed in the wire callout.

Start of wire callout: The conduit size is located at the start of the wire callout, before all the wire sizes. Example: 1/2"C,3#12,#12N,#12G
End of wire callout: The conduit size is located at the end of the wire callout, after all the wire sizes. Example: 3#12,#12N,#12G,1/2"C.

Transformer voltage drop calculation method: There are three options for addressing transformers when calculating voltage drop.

Include transformers in voltage drop: The voltage drop through the transformer is calculated and added to the voltage drop on the feeder. The voltage drop through the upstream feeders is carried through the transformer.
Ignore transformers: The voltage drop through the transformer is ignored when the voltage drop for the system is calculated. The voltage drop through the upstream feeders is carried through the transformer.
Reset voltage drop at transformers: The voltage drop is set back to 0 at each transformer. The voltage drop through the transformer is ignored. The voltage drop through the upstream feeders is ignored.

Feeder voltage drop percentage limit: The maximum voltage drop percentage allowed on feeders. Voltage drop percentages above this value will be highlighted in the parameter output.

3%: Feeders are allowed to have a 3% voltage drop as described 2014 NEC 215.2(A)(1)(b) Informational Note No. 2.
2%: Feeders are limited to a 2% voltage drop. Some state energy codes impose this requirement.

Include room names in circuit descriptions: Whether circuit descriptions include room names.

Yes: Circuit descriptions include a list of all the rooms served by the circuits. The room names are taken from the spaces that devices on the circuit are in. Each space with a device in it is listed once in the circuit description.
No: Circuit descriptions do not include room names.

Feeder length calculation method: How the lengths are calculated between electrical equipment.

Straight line: The lengths are calculated based upon the straight line distance between the electrical equipment and item connected to it. This calculation approximates lengths for wires running directly between devices, typically underground.
Right angles: The lengths are calculated based upon the distance along the axes of the building between the electrical equipment and item connected to it. This calculation approximates lengths for wires running along the walls of the building.

Branch circuit length calculation method: How the lengths are calculated between electrical equipment and connected devices.

Straight line: The lengths are calculated based upon the straight line distance between the electrical equipment and item connected to it. This calculation approximates lengths for wires running directly between devices, typically underground.
Right angles: The lengths are calculated based upon the distance along the axes of the building between the electrical equipment and item connected to it. This calculation approximates lengths for wires running along the walls of the building.

Building angle: The orientation of the building used when the Feeder length calculation method or Branch circuit length calculation method is set to Right angles.

Output shared parameter values as uppercase: The format used for the case of default shared parameter values. User specified values always use the text exactly as input by the user.

Yes: Shared parameters use all uppercase letters for fixed values.
No: Shared parameters use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters for fixed values.

Feeder make-up length: Addition length of wire added to automatically calculated feeder lengths to represent make-up in the field. This option is used for feeders between panels only. It is not used when calculating branch circuit wire lengths.


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