Low Voltage Devices
This section describes how to use low voltage devices. Low voltage devices refer to devices you want to insert on your electrical drawing that are not a light fixture, receptacle, equipment, junction box, or switch.
Multiple types of low voltage devices can be created using separate groups. Each group is inserted on separate layers and has a separate schedule.
Low voltage devices can be connected to low voltage panels. Total loads can be calculated on the panels. No other calculations are available for low voltage devices.
Common Low Voltage Device Information
The values that can be specified for a low voltage device 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 low voltage devices.
This section describes low voltage device values that can only be set in the schedule. These cannot be changed on individual low voltage devices. If you need to insert a low voltage device that has a different setting for one of these values, you must create a new record in the schedule.
- Whether the low voltage device type is displayed in the low voltage device schedule that is inserted on the drawing. Most low voltage types will have this box checked. It is commonly unchecked for existing low voltage device types and low voltage devices that are being used to model other types of devices in your project.
Individual Low Voltage Device Settings
Load Information section for more information., Low voltage devices can have up to two separate loads on them. Each load can be assigned a different load type and connected to a different circuit. See the
Insert Low Voltage Device Project Schedule section for more information.This note is inserted with the low voltage device on the drawing. This note can also be displayed in the low voltage device schedule if the box is checked when inserting the schedule. See the
Schedule Notes section for more information., , These notes will appear on the low voltage device schedule on the drawing. See the
📄️ Insert Low Voltage Device
To insert a low voltage device on a drawing, go to
📄️ Querying Low Voltage Devices
To modify a low voltage device that is inserted on the drawing, go to
📄️ Edit Multiple Low Voltage Devices
To edit multiple low voltage devices, go to
📄️ Trace Architect's Low Voltage Devices
The Trace Architect's Low Voltage Devices command is used to trace the low voltage device layout from another drawing that does not have Design Master entities.
📄️ Insert Low Voltage Device Project Schedule
A low voltage device schedule that lists all of the low voltage devices used in the current project can be inserted on the drawing.
📄️ Low Voltage Device Project Schedule
The low voltage device project schedule contains the low voltage device types that can be used in the current project.
📄️ Low Voltage Device Master Schedule
The low voltage device master schedule contains the low voltage device types that could be used by a company in a project. See the Master and Standards Databases section for more information about using master databases.