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Modifying Panel Schedules

How to work with panel schedules.

Start in the Panel Schedule for panel A. The values have been updated to reflect the changes made in the Modifying a Branch Circuit section.

Modify the Panel Schedule Template

  1. Run the Revit Manage→  Panel Schedule Templates→Edit a Template command. The Edit a Template dialog box will open.

  2. Press the button. The Branch Panel template will open.

  3. Select the Wire Size column.

  4. Change the parameter from Wire Size to DMET_Circuit_WireCalloutCompact.
    ElectroBIM shared parameters always begin with DMEN for number types or DMET for text types.

  5. Set the column heading to Wire Callout.

  6. Select the MCB Rating field.

  7. Run the Revit Modify Panel Schedule Template→  Calculated Value command. The Calculated Value dialog box will open.

  8. Use the following settings:

    1. Set Name to ElectroBIM Main Disconnect Formula.
    2. Set Discipline ▾ to Common.
    3. Set Type ▾ to Text.
    4. Copy and paste the following into the Formula field:
       if(DMEN_Panel_MainDisconnectType = 0, DMET_Panel_BusAmps, DMET_Panel_MainDisconnectTripSize)
      See the Main Disconnect Type Formula article in the knowledge base for more information.
  9. Press the button to close the dialog box.

  10. Run the Revit Modify Panel Schedule Template→  Finish Template command to save and close the template.

  11. Run the Revit Modify Panel Schedule→  Change Template command.

  12. Press the button to close the dialog box. The panel schedule will update to reflect the changes.

  13. Run the ElectroBIM Design→  Panel Edit command. The Panel Edit dialog box will open with panel A active.

  14. Make the following changes:

    1. Set Main Disconnect Type ▾ to Breaker.
    2. Set Main Disconnect Trip ▾ to 90.
    3. Press the button to close the dialog box.

The panel schedule will update to reflect the changes.

(Don't) Modify the Circuit in the Panel Schedule

As pointed out in the Making Changes: Don't Modify the Shared Parameters section, you should not use panel schedules to modify circuits and devices while using ElectroBIM. Changes made to panel schedules will be overwritten by ElectroBIM. Follow the steps below to see an example of this:

  1. Select circuit 2 and make the following changes:
    1. Set Circuit Description to Ex Rec.
    2. Set Trip ▾ to 20 A.
    3. Run the ElectroBIM Design→  Circuit Edit command. The Circuit Edit dialog box will open with panel A active.

The circuit description and breaker size will still show their previous values. If you look at the circuit in the panel schedule, the circuit description and breaker size will have reverted to their previous values.