Insert Standard Receptacle

The Insert Standard Receptacle command is used to quickly insert a typical receptacle on the drawing without using the Insert Receptacle dialog box.

To insert a standard receptacle on a drawing, go to

Ribbon: DM Electrical->Devices-> dm_elec-recInsStandard Insert Standard Receptacle

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Receptacles->Insert Standard Receptacle

When you run the command, it will attempt to find a receptacle definition in the in the Receptacle Project Schedule with the STANDARD callout. If one does not exist, you will be prompted to create one.


Press the Yes button to open the the Receptacle Project Schedule and define a standard receptacle.

Once you have defined the receptacle, press the Save button to save your changes, then press the Exit button to insert the receptacle on the drawing.

Inserting a Standard Receptacle on the Drawing

You will be prompted to identify where on the drawing the receptacle is to be inserted.

Specify insertion point:

You will then be prompted for the rotation angle. If the receptacle block is not able to be rotated, this prompt will be skipped.

Specify rotation angle <0>:

If there are any notes included with the receptacle, you will then be prompted to insert the notes on the drawing. See the Inserting Notes and Leaders on the Drawing section for more information about inserting the notes.

You will then be prompted to insert another receptacle of the same type. Continue to insert receptacles, or press ENTER to finish the command.

Related Options

Receptacles options: Sets the label inserted on the drawing with the receptacle if Explosion-proof, Weather-proof, GFCI, or Isolated Ground is set to Yes.

Insert 3D blocks on drawing: Sets whether a 3D block is inserted on the drawing along with the 2D block.

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