Insert Pressure Drop Report

The Insert Pressure Drop Report command is used to insert a report on the drawing that documents the pressure drop in the critical run of the ductwork.

Each duct section in the critical run will be listed in the report. An ID tag will be placed next to each duct in the critical run that corresponds to a row in the report. The ID tags can be moved on the drawing to an appropriate location using standard CAD commands. When the report is updated, the ID tags will stay in their current location.

The layer of the duct centerlines in the critical run is changed to make it easier to find on the drawing.

To insert a duct pressure drop report onto the current drawing, go to

Ribbon: DM HVAC->Ducts-> dm_hvac-pressureDropReport Insert Pressure Drop Report

Pulldown Menu: DM HVAC->Calculations->Insert Pressure Drop Report

You will be prompted to select a duct in the run for which the report will be inserted.

Select duct or label in run to generate a pressure drop report for:

Insert Duct Pressure Drop Report Dialog Box


Schedule Notes: A note that will appear below the schedule when inserted on the drawing.

Edit Title, Column Labels, and Column Order: Press this button to modify the layout of the duct pressure drop report on the drawing. See the Edit Duct Pressure Drop Report section for more information.

Calculate Pressure Drop: Whether the pressure drop in the ductwork will be calculated before the report is inserted on the drawing. Calculating the pressure drop can take a long time. If you have calculated the pressure drop in the system and have not made any changes to the ductwork since the calculation, you can uncheck this box to save time.

Draw Ductwork: Whether the ductwork is redrawn after the pressure drop calculations are performed.

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.

Inserting or Updating the Report on the Drawing

To insert or update the report, press the OK button.

Inserting the Report the First Time

If the report is not currently inserted on the drawing, you will be prompted for the insertion location of the report.

Specify insertion point for pressure drop report:

The location you specify will be used as the top-left corner for the report.

Updating the Report Already on the Drawing

If the report is already inserted on the drawing, it will be updated in its current location.

You must update the report on the drawing when you make changes to the duct layout. The report will not update automatically.

If you have manually inserted graphics, such as revision clouds, over the report graphic, be sure to check their location after updating the report.

Related Options

Pressure drop report duct ID block: Sets the block used for duct ID tags.

Schedule title justification: Sets the justification for the schedule title.

Schedule column label justification: Sets the justification for column headings.

Schedule title continued label: Sets the label added to the schedule title for continued sections.

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