Insert Voltage Drop Schedule
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The Voltage Drop Schedule command is used to calculate and display the voltage drop on the feeders and branch circuits in the project. See the Voltage Drop Calculation Method section for information about how voltage drop is calculated.
To insert the voltage drop schedule, go to
Ribbon: DM Electrical->Distribution Equipment-> Insert Voltage Drop Schedule
Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Distribution Equipment Schedules->Insert Voltage Drop Schedule
Voltage Drop Schedule Dialog Box
Schedule Notes: A note that will appear below the schedule when inserted on the drawing.
Maximum Schedule Height: Whether the schedule has a maximum height. This height corresponds to inches on the printed page.
If this is not checked, the schedule will be in a single schedule.
If this is checked, you can specify the maximum height of the schedule. When the schedule exceeds this height, it will be continued in a second schedule next to the first. The label of the second schedule will have the Schedule Title Continued Label option added to it to indicate that it is a continuation of the first schedule. See the Schedules options section for more information.
Specify on Drawing: Press this button to specify the Maximum Schedule Height on the drawing. The dialog box will be closed and you will be prompted to specify the height.
Specify maximum schedule height:
The distance that you enter on the drawing will be used as the maximum height. It is simplest to draw a line straight down to where the bottom of the schedule should be located.
Zoom to Schedule After Insertion: Whether the display will be moved to the schedule location after it has been inserted or updated. Check this box if you are having difficulty locating your schedule on a busy drawing.
Highlight Voltage Drops That Are Too High: Whether voltage drops that are too high are highlighted, and the threshold to be considered too high.
Circuits to Display: The branch circuit with the highest voltage drop will be shown for every distribution equipment. You also can choose to display additional branch circuit voltage drops.
Feeder Voltage Drop: Whether voltage drop on feeders will be calculated based upon the actual load.
Warn if Circuit Voltage Drop Cannot be Calculated: Whether you receive a warning if the branch circuit voltage drop cannot be calculated correctly due to circuiting errors.
If this is checked and any errors are found, an alert dialog box will appear and the errors will be shown at the command line. The dialog box will also ask if you want to continue receiving this warning. Press the Yes button to keep the setting checked the next time the Voltage Drop Schedule dialog box is opened. Press the No button to uncheck the setting.
Edit Title, Column Labels, and Column Order: Press this button to modify the layout of the schedule on the drawing. See the Edit Voltage Drop Schedule List section for more information.
Inserting or Updating the Schedule on the Drawing
To insert or update the schedule, press the OK button.
Inserting the Schedule the First Time
If the schedule is not currently inserted on the drawing, you will be prompted for the insertion location of the schedule.
Specify insertion point for schedule:
The location you specify will be used as the top-left corner for the schedule.
Updating the Schedule Already on the Drawing
If the schedule is already inserted on the drawing, it will be updated in its current location.
You must update the schedule on the drawing when changes are made to the project schedule. The schedule will not update automatically.
The schedule will also be updated when the Update All Schedules and One-Line Diagram command is run.
If additional graphics, such as revision clouds, have been inserted over the schedule graphic, be sure to check their location after updating the schedule.
If there are errors in the distribution equipment definitions, an alert dialog box will appear and the errors will be shown at the command line. For more information about fixing these errors, see the Addressing Distribution Equipment Errors section.
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