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Doubled (or Tripled) Loads in Panels

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Problem: The loads on your panel have been doubled (or tripled or more).

Cause: Typically, this is the result of making copies of a drawing. When a drawing is copied, copies of all of the devices are created as well. These new devices are connected to the same circuits as the original devices.

Solution: If you want to keep the extra drawing, you need to either erase the devices if you do not need them or connect them to a different circuit.

If you do not need the extra drawing, delete the drawing in Windows Explorer, then use the Delete Extra Devices from Database command to remove the devices from the database that were previously on the drawing.

Ribbon: DM Electrical->Utilities->  ->Delete Extra Devices From Database

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Utilities->Delete Extra Devices From Database

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