Circuit Devices

This section describes the Circuit Devices button on the Circuiting dialog box. The Circuit Devices button connects devices on the drawing to a circuit on a distribution equipment.

If a device is already connected to a circuit, the Circuit Devices button can be used to remove it from the previous circuit and connect it to a new circuit in one action. Using the Uncircuit Devices button is not needed.

When you press the button, the Circuiting dialog box will close. The circuit that was selected in the Circuit List starts as the current circuit. The current circuit can be changed during the command by incrementing the circuit, explained below.

You will be prompted to select the devices to be circuited. The current circuit, the load connected to the circuit, the size of the breaker on the circuit, and the starting phase of the circuit are all listed on the command line.

Select devices to be circuited:
Current Circuit: <Circuit> Connected KVA: <Load> Breaker Amps: <Breaker Size> Phase: <Phase Letter>
Press ENTER once to increment the circuit, twice to return to circuiting dialog.

Select device: Select the devices to be connected to the current circuit. The devices will be connected if the voltage matches the circuit.

A circuit label listing the panel and circuit number will be inserted next to the selected devices. The circuit label will be updated or removed when the homerun and loops are drawn for the circuit.

If you select a device with multiple loads, you will be prompted to specify which loads you want to connect to the current circuit.

If the circuit is a space and the device has more poles than the circuit, the software will attempt to join together circuits below the current circuit to make a circuit large enough for the device. If the circuits below are not spaces, they cannot be joined with the current circuit. The device will not be connected to the current circuit.

If the circuit is a space and the device has fewer poles than the circuit, the circuit will be split into multiple single-pole circuits. The device will be connected to the first circuit. The other circuits will be left as single-pole spaces in the distribution equipment.

Increment circuit: Press ENTER once to increment to the next circuit. On panels, the next circuit will be on the same side of the panel as the current circuit. The increment function will not move between the odd and even sides of the panel.

Return to circuiting dialog: Press ENTER a second time without circuiting a device to return to the Circuiting dialog box.

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