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The Match Labels and Graphics Command for One-Line Diagram Users

Monday, November 30th, 2015

The Match Labels and Graphics command allows you to make one portion of your one-line diagram look right, then apply those changes to other areas.

Ribbon: DM Electrical->One-Line Diagram-> dm_elec-old-match Match Labels and Graphics

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->One-Line Diagram->Match Labels and Graphics

As much as possible, we want your graphics to be correct when they are first inserted. We have tried to include as many options, defaults, and settings as possible to make that happen. In reality, there will be times when your graphics do not look right.

One scenario is that you haven’t had time to get your defaults set correctly. You need to start working on a one-line diagram for a project right now and can’t mess with blocks and labels and options. As you are laying out your one-line diagram, you piece together what you want items to look like. You can then use this command to apply those changes to other items immediately.

Once you have done a few projects this way, we encourage you to go back and update your customization so that your graphics are closer to correct the first time.

The other scenario is that you have your customization set up, but you run into a situation where it doesn’t quite work. Even with all the options we provide, you will likely find that you need to make little changes here and there on your projects. Once you make the change in one place, you can use this command to apply it to others.

Matching Panel Boxes

When you select a panel box as the source item for this command, the other distribution equipment you select will be changed to match the selected panel box. The size of the box, the presence and location of the bus, and every aspect of the labels will be copied.

Matching Blocks

When you select a non-panel block, such as a transformer, as the source item for this command, the other distribution equipment you select will be changed to match the selected block. If the destination item is a block, the insertion point will remain the same. If the destination item is a panel box, the insertion point will be set to the center of the panel box. The location of all of the labels and their prefix, suffix, scale, and alignment values will be copied.

Matching Feeders

When you select a feeder as the source item for this command, the other feeders you select will be changed so that the label values and the label and block locations match. Blocks and labels inserted next to the feeder line will be arranged on the other feeders so they are lined up horizontally or vertically. Labels that are floating will be inserted relative to the starting point of the feeder. If the feeder routes are similar, the labels and blocks should end up in good locations. If the feeder routes are widely different, the function may get confused about where to move labels in blocks. In these cases, you will need to manually adjust the locations instead of using the match command.

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