Concepts and Procedures
This section describes concepts and procedures you will use with Design Master Electrical. It describes how to apply the commands in the Command Reference section to create your electrical project.
📄️ Definitions: Distribution Equipment and Branch Circuit Device
We have two definitions that are unique to our software: distribution equipment and branch circuit device. The electrical industry as a whole does not have words that match these terms. We use these terms in our software because they help organize how we create the model of your electrical system.
📄️ Project Drawing and Database Management
When you create a new project, a database file will be created in the same folder as the current drawing. The file name will be dm_elec<Name>.dm, where <Name> is the name of the project. This is the database file where all of the information about your project is stored. Your project drawings are now connected to this database file, and the information contained in the drawings and the database must match.
📄️ Master and Standards Databases
The master and standards databases are used to store default settings for new projects. You can make changes to the customization settings, store them in these files, and reuse them.
🗃️ Common Schedule Dialog Box Features
🗃️ Common Device Settings
📄️ Schedule Groups
All schedules in the project and master database can be organized into groups. Groups allow you to organize the records in your schedule.
📄️ Inserting Notes and Leaders on the Drawing
You can customize the block used for the leader arrow and its length. See the Leaders Options section for more information.
🗃️ Calculation Methods and Formulas
📄️ Arc-Flash Overview
This section provides an overview of how arc-flash calculations work.
📄️ Addressing Distribution Equipment Calculation Errors
If there are errors in the distribution equipment definitions, an alert dialog box will be displayed alerting you to the errors. The specific errors and their solutions will be listed on the command line. Press F2 to expand the command line to see all of the errors.
📄️ Overloaded Distribution Equipment
When running the Update Distribution Equipment Schedule or Update All Schedules and One-Line Diagram command, if any of the affected schedules show an overloaded distribution equipment, the Overloaded Distribution Equipment dialog box will appear.