Customizing Wire Ampacities

This section teaches you how to customize your wire ampacities and use your customization in future projects.

Modify the Wire Ampacities

1.Run the Wire Ampacities command. The Wire Ampacities dialog box will open.

DM Electrical-> dmert-grey-c-16 Customization->Wire Ampacities

2.Make the following changes to the 400 breaker ampacity row:
a.Set Wire Size to 3/0.
b.Set Ground Wire Size: Service to #4.
c.Set Ground Wire Size: Equipment to #6.
d.Set Parallel Runs to 2.
e.Set X to 0.042.
f.Set R to 0.077.
3.Press the Exit button to close the dialog box.
4.Run the Panel Edit command. The Panel Edit dialog box will open.

DM Electrical-> dmert-panel-16 Panel Edit

5.Select panel MDP from the list to see how the wire sizes have changed.

Use Customization in Other Projects

There are two ways you can use your customization in future projects:

1.Use the customization commands in a project template file. Any projects created using the template will use your customization.
2.Use the Export and Import commands:
a.Use the customization commands in a project.
b.Run the Export command. The Save As dialog box will open.

DM Electrical-> dmert-grey-c-16 Customization->Export

c.Enter a filename and save the .dmc file.
d.On your next project, run the Import command and open the .dmc file to load your customization.

DM Electrical-> dmert-grey-c-16 Customization->Import


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