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Panel Schedule Customization Example

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

An example of how to customize a panel schedule in Design Master Electrical.


We look at the following topics for customizing a panel schedule:

Written Instructions

The instructions below describe in general terms the process shown in the video.

To customize your panel schedule:

  1. Run the Distribution Equipment Schedule Blocks command.
    • Ribbon: DME: Customization->Project Customization-> dm_elec-oldSP Distribution Equipment Schedule Blocks
    • Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Customization->Distribution Equipment Schedule Blocks->Edit Project List
  2. Select the panel schedule definition you want to base your customizations on and press the Copy button to duplicate the definition.
  3. In the newly created panel schedule definition, select each block you want to customize and press the Copy Block button to duplicate each block.
  4. Select a block to customize and press the Edit Block button. The selected block will open.
  5. Make changes to the block using standard AutoCAD commands.
  6. (Optional) Add distribution equipment attributes to the block using the Insert Distribution Equipment Schedule Attribute command.
    • Ribbon: DME: Customization->Block Creation->Insert Distribution Equipment Schedule Attribute
    • Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Customization->Block Creation->Insert Distribution Equipment Schedule Attribute
    • NOTE: You can also copy an existing attribute and double-click to change the TagPrompt, and Default to match your desired attribute. This ensures the formatting will be the same as existing attributes.
  7. Save the block.

Repeat steps 4-7 for each block you want to customize.

If the panel schedule blocks have already been inserted on the drawing, you must redefine them to display the changes you’ve made. See Updating Panel Schedule Blocks Already on the Drawing for more information.

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Electrical Customization Folder Location

Use the Installation Settings command to see where your customization folder is located.


Transferring Customization to a Different Computer

You can transfer your Design Master customization from one computer to another by copying the customization folder and its contents.


Master and Standards Customization Databases

Customization settings can be saved in the master and standards databases, allowing them to be easily imported into other projects.


Backing Up and Transferring Customization Files

To back up your Design Master customization, simply locate the folder using the Installation Settings command and copy the entire folder.


Using Project Customization on New Projects

Customization settings in one project can be used on other projects by using the Copy Project List and Copy Standards/Master List commands.


Customization Folder Required File Permissions

The customization folders for Design Master must be set to read-write to ensure our software works properly.



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