Modifying Panel Schedules

This section teaches you how to work with panel schedules.

Start in the Panel Schedule for panel A. The values have been updated to reflect the changes made in the Modifying a Branch Circuit section.

Modify the Panel Schedule Template

1.Run the Revit Edit a Template command. The Edit a Template dialog box will open.

Manage-> revit--panel-schedule-templates Panel Schedule Templates->Edit a Template

2.Press the Open button. The Branch Panel template will open.
3.Select the Wire Size column.
4.Change the parameter from Wire Size to DMET_Circuit_WireCalloutCompact.
Design Master shared parameters always begin with DMEN for number types or DMET for text types.
5.Set the column heading to Wire Callout.
6.Select the <MCB Rating> field.
7.Run the Revit Calculated Value command. The Calculated Value dialog box will open.

Modify Panel Schedule Template-> revit--calculated-value Calculated Value

8.Use the following settings:
a.Set Name to DM Main Disconnect Formula.
b.Set Discipline to Common.
c.Set Type to Text.
d.Copy and paste the following into the Formula field: if(DMEN_Panel_MainDisconnectType = 0, DMET_Panel_BusAmps, DMET_Panel_MainDisconnectTripSize)
See the Writing Revit Formulas Based Upon Main Disconnect Type article in the knowledge base for more information.
9.Press the OK button to close the dialog box.
10.Run the Revit Finish Template command to save and close the template.

Modify Panel Schedule Template-> revit--finish-template Finish Template

11.Run the Revit Change Template command.

Modify Panel Schedule-> revit--change-template Change Template

12.Press the OK button to close the dialog box. The panel schedule will update to reflect the changes.
13.Run the Panel Edit command. The Panel Edit dialog box will open with panel A active.

DM Electrical-> dmert-panel-16 Panel Edit

14.Make the following changes:
a.Set Main Disconnect Type to Breaker.
b.Set Main Disconnect Trip to 90.
c.Press the Exit button to close the dialog box.

The panel schedule will update to reflect the changes.

(Don't) Modify the Circuit in the Panel Schedule

As pointed out in the Making Changes: Don't Modify the Shared Parameters section, you should not use panel schedules to modify circuits and devices while using Design Master Electrical RT. Changes made to panel schedules will be overwritten by Design Master. Follow the steps below to see an example of this:

1.Select circuit 2 and make the following changes:
a.Set Circuit Description to Ex Rec.
b.Set Trip to 20 A.
2.Run the Circuit Edit command. The Circuit Edit dialog box will open with panel A active.

DM Electrical-> dmert-circuit-16 Circuit Edit

The circuit description and breaker size will still show their previous values. If you look at the circuit in the panel schedule, the circuit description and breaker size will have reverted to their previous values.


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