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Template Blocks for Current One-Line Diagram Users

Monday, November 30th, 2015

A new type of block has been added that will insert labels along with the graphic on the one-line diagram. This feature allows you to lay out a block and labels once, then reuse it on all your projects.

Distribution Equipment and Branch Circuit Equipment Blocks

This section describes how to create a distribution equipment or branch circuit equipment block.

First, insert a version of the block on the one-line diagram without any labels. You can either insert a block or insert a panel box.

Then, use the label commands to insert labels on the block. Arrange the labels as you want them to appear.

You can also draft additional graphics to be included in the block. If the original entity is a block, the new entities will be added to it. If the original entity is a panel box, the new entities will be inserted at the same time as the panel box, but will not be part of the box. Once the block is used to insert a panel box, the additional entities will need to be modified separately from the panel box.

Finally, use the DM Electrical->Customization->Block Creation->Create One-Line Block from One-Line Diagram command to create the block.

Overcurrent Protection Blocks

This section describes how to create an overcurrent protection (OCP) block.

First, insert a version of the OCP block on a feeder without any labels.

Then, use the label commands to insert labels on the feeder. Arrange the labels around the OCP block. If the label is snapped to the feeder line, that setting will be remembered when the block is created and later reinserted.

Finally, use the DM Electrical->Customization->Block Creation->Create One-Line Block from One-Line Diagram command to create the block.

Using the New Blocks

The Create One-Line Block from One-Line Diagram command will create the block file and entry in the database to allow you to use the block in your one-line diagram. You can manually specify the new block or you can change the default blocks in the Options command to use the new block. When the block is inserted, all the labels will be inserted and filled in at the same time.

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