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This section describes how to use switches.
The values that can be specified for a switch are listed below. Some values can be set in the schedule only. Others can have a default set in the schedule that can be changed on individual switches.
This section describes switch values that can only be set in the schedule. These cannot be changed on individual switches. If you need to insert a switch that has a different setting for one of these values, you must create a new record in the schedule.
Include in Schedule: Whether the switch type is displayed in the switch schedule that is inserted on the drawing. Most switch types will have this box checked. It is commonly unchecked for existing switch types and switches that are being used to model other types of devices in your project.
Default Subscript: The default value for the subscript inserted with the switch. Subscripts are different from other notes in that they rotate with the switch, rather than always being displayed at angle 0.
Variable Subscript: Whether the subscript can be changed for individual switches. If this is unchecked, all switches of this type will use the Default Subscript for their Subscript. If this is checked, the Subscript can be changed for individual switches.
Schedule Note 1, Schedule Note 2, Schedule Note 3: These notes will appear on the switch schedule on the drawing. See the Schedule Notes section for more information.
Individual Switch Settings
This section describes switch values that be changed for individual switches. The value in the switch schedule is the default value.
Circuit: The circuit to which the switch is connected.
Drawing Note 1, Drawing Note 2, Drawing Note 3: These notes will appear on the drawing for each switch.
A switch group consists of switches, devices, a group label, and a circuit.
Switch groups contain one or more switches. If they contain multiple switches, the group represents an n-way switch. You can have any number of switches in a group.
Switch groups can contain zero, one, or more devices. All of the devices in the group are controlled by the switches in the group.
The switch group has a common Group label that is set when inserting or editing a switch. Changing the Group label on one switch in the group changes it for all of the switches. The Group label is inserted on the drawing next to all of the switches and devices in the group.
The switch group can be connected to a circuit on a distribution equipment. All of the switches and devices will be connected to a single circuit. If you change the circuit connected to a switch, it will change the circuit for the whole group. If you change the circuit for a device in the group, you will be given the option to change the circuit for the whole group or to remove the selected device from the group.
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