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Modifying a Branch Circuit Family

How to work with branch circuit device families.

Start in the FIRST FLOOR POWER floor plan.

Modify the Family for the Elevator Motor

  1. Select the elevator motor and run the Revit Modify | Electrical Equipment→  Edit Family command. The family file will open.

  2. Run the ElectroBIM Design→  Family Edit command. The Family Edit dialog box will open.

  3. Make the following changes to the family:

    1. In the Family Settings section, set Device Type ▾ to Branch circuit device: Equipment connection.
    2. Set MOCP to 40.
    3. Set OCP Trip ▾ to Motor-compressor, <= MOCP.
    4. Set Conductor ▾ to Size based upon loads.
  4. Press the button to close the dialog box.

  5. Run the Revit Create / ElectroBIM Design→  Load into Project /  Load into Project and Close command to update the family and its parameter values in the project.

    note

    You do not need to save the family file, but if you do not save, the parameters will only be used for this project.

Modify the Elevator Motor with Instance Edit

  1. Select the elevator motor and run the ElectroBIM Design→  Instance Edit command. The Instance Edit dialog box will open.

  2. Set OCP Trip ▾ to 70.

  3. Press the button to close the dialog box.

  4. Select the elevator motor and run the ElectroBIM Design→  Circuit Edit command to see how the values set in the family are overridden by the values set in the instance.