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Connect Distribution Equipment on One-Line Diagram

The Connect Distribution Equipment on One-Line Diagram command is used to connect distribution equipment that has been inserted on the one-line diagram.

To connect distribution equipment on the one-line diagram, go to
Ribbon: DM Electrical→One-Line Diagram→  Connect Distribution Equipment on One-Line Diagram
Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical→One-Line Diagram→Connect Distribution Equipment on One-Line Diagram

You will be prompted to select the device to be connected. This device will be the downstream distribution equipment that is further from the utility also commonly called a sub-feed panel or a sub-panel.

Select downstream equipment to connect:

You will then be prompted to select the device to which the first device will be connected. This device will be the upstream distribution equipment that is closer to the utility.

Select upstream distribution equipment to connect to:

After you make your selections, the Distribution Equipment Connection dialog box will appear.

Distribution Equipment Connection Dialog Box

  •  🔘 Top Lugs This selection is available for panels, switchboards, breakers, disconnects, and transfer switches that have their Lugs ▾ set to DOUBLE.

  •  🔘 Feedthrough This selection is available for panels, switchboards, breakers, disconnects, and transfer switches that have their Lugs ▾ set to FEEDTHRU.

  •  🔘 Breaker / Tap This selection is available for all equipment types. Select the breaker or tap to connect to using the Odd Breakers / Taps ☰ and Even Breakers ☰ lists.

  •  Odd Breakers / Taps ☰ For panels, a list of the odd breakers. For all other distribution equipment, a list of all of the taps. The downstream equipment will be connected to the breaker or tap selected in this list.

    The top blank entry will be selected for panels when an even breaker is used for the connection.

  •  Even Breakers ☰ For panels, a list of the even breakers. Not used for all other distribution equipment. The downstream equipment will be connected to the breaker selected in this list.

    The top blank entry will be selected for panels when an odd breaker is used for the connection.

  •   Press this button to open the Change Number of Poles dialog box and change the number of poles for the currently selected circuit. This dialog box can be used to convert two-pole and three-pole circuits to multiple single-pole circuits. See the Change Number of Poles section for more information.

  •  🔘 Feeder Connection Drafting Style Whether the feeder connecting the selected devices is drawn in a vertical one-line configuration or a horizontal riser configuration.

Press the button to make the connection.