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One-Line Diagrams: Inserting Ground Wires and Other Graphics

Friday, December 11th, 2015

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Our one-line diagram feature will not be able to draw everything you need to properly document your electrical design. Fortunately, this is where using AutoCAD, the best drafting package in the world, helps. Whatever you cannot draw with our software, draw manually using standard AutoCAD commands.

One example of a part of the design you have to draft manually is the ground wires. There is huge variation in how different companies draw ground wire systems and how the ground wires are connected to different pieces of distribution equipment. For these wires, it is best to manually draw them with standard AutoCAD exactly as you like them, exactly as they need to appear for your design.

Another examples is structural elements of the building. You might need to indicate where on the building the grounding wires connect. Or you might want to draw lines indicating different floors of the building or different rooms. For all of these details, use standard AutoCAD commands to draft what you need.

Our software draws as much of the one-line diagram as is practical based upon the model that we have. For some details, using AutoCAD to draft is the best solution.

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