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Inserting Fixed Loads Without Using the Mouse

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Fixed loads can be set on circuits in the Circuiting dialog using the keyboard only. Not using the mouse speeds up the data entry process.

Use the DM Electrical->Circuiting and Homeruns->Circuiting command to open the circuiting dialog box.

Use the mouse to select the first circuit you want to change a load on.

Let go of the mouse–you will not need it any more!

Use ALT+S to press the Set Fixed Loads button. The Set Fixed Loads dialog box will appear.

The cursor is located in the Circuit Description Prefix field. Type the description for the circuit.

Next to the fields where you can enter fixed loads are letters. Use ALT+Letter to move the cursor to the load you want to enter. Loads are grouped together in sets of three. Use ALT+Letter to cycle between the three different load types that share a letter.

For example, the first three load types are Lighting, Largest Motor, and Other Motors. All three have an A next to the fixed load field. Use ALT+A to move to the Lighting field. Use ALT+A again to move to the Largest Motor Field. Use ALT+A again to move to the Other Motors field. Finally, use ALT+A again to move back to the Lighting field. You are never more than three key strokes away from a load field.

Press Enter when you are done to close the dialog box and save your changes.

If you made a mistake, press Escape to close the dialog box and cancel your changes.

The Circuiting dialog box is now active. The circuit list has the focus. Press the Up Arrow or Down Arrow to move to the next circuit. Use Tab to move from the odd circuits to the even circuits. Use SHIFT+Tab to move from the even circuits to the odd circuits.

Once the next circuit you want to modify is selected, press ALT+S to open the Set Fixed Loads dialog box.

Continue to repeat the process until you are finished changing circuit loads.

Use the mouse to select a new one-line device. Select the one-line device, select the first circuit, then let go of the mouse again and press ALT+S to start editing the loads.

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