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Customizing Schedule Columns

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

It is possible to customize the columns in the schedules that Design Master creates. You can modify the column labels, order, width, and whether they appear or not.

When you insert a schedule, a dialog box appears with a place for schedule notes and a button labeled “Edit Column Labels and Order.” Press this button to modify the columns.

The “Schedule Label Display and Order” dialog will appear.

The first row in the grid is the title for the schedule. To change the title, modify the “Label” column. The “Width” and “Display” columns are ignored on the first row.

The rest of the rows are for all of the columns in the schedule. The “Key” column is the Design Master identifier for the column. It is displayed only is this dialog and cannot be edited. The “Label” column is the label of the column on the schedule. The “Width” column is the width of the column on the schedule. This width is in inches on the final drawing. If you enter 2 here, the column will be 2″ on you drawing when it is plotted. The “Display” column controls whether the column appears or not.

Almost all of our schedules have three note columns. You can use these for notes, or for other information that you need that we do not include a place for. For example, if you want to include an “Installation” column, you can change the label on the “Note 1” column to say “Installation.” Then, in your schedule entries, enter the information necessary for installation in the “Note 1” edit box.

Use the “Move Up” and “Move Down” buttons to modify the order columns are display in the schedule.

The screen shots are from the “Insert Light Fixture Schedule” command, but this also applies to these other commands:

HVAC

DM HVAC->Diffusers->Insert Diffuser Schedule

Electrical

DM Electrical->Light Fixtures->Insert Light Fixture Schedule
DM Electrical->Receptacles->Insert Receptacle Schedule
DM Electrical->Equipment->Insert Equipment List
DM Electrical->Junction Boxes->Insert Junction Box Schedule
DM Electrical->Switches->Insert Switch Schedule
DM Electrical->Low Voltage Devices->Insert Low Voltage Device Schedule
DM Electrical->Point-by-Point Photometrics->Add Photometric Calculation Schedule
DM Electrical->One Line Schedules->Insert Fault Schedule

Plumbing

DM Plumbing->Pipe Symbols->Insert Pipe Symbol Project Schedule

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