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Template Blocks for One-Line Diagram Users

Monday, November 30th, 2015

You can use and create blocks 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 insert either a block or a panel box.

Next, 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 Create One-Line Diagram Block from One-Line Diagram command to create the block.

Ribbon: DME: Customization->Block Creation->Create One-Line Diagram Block from One-Line Diagram

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Customization->Block Creation->Create One-Line Diagram Block from One-Line Diagram

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.

Next, 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 Create One-Line Diagram Block from One-Line Diagram command to create the block.

Ribbon: DME: Customization->Block Creation->Create One-Line Diagram Block from One-Line Diagram

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Customization->Block Creation->Create One-Line Diagram Block from One-Line Diagram

Using the New Blocks

The Create One-Line Diagram 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 One-Line Diagram section of the Options dialog box to use the new block.

Ribbon: DME: Customization-> Project Customization-> dm_dm-optionP Options

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Customization->Options->Edit Project List

When the block is inserted, all the labels will be inserted and filled in at the same time.

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