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Insert Duct

To insert ducts on the drawing, go to
Ribbon: DM HVAC→Ducts→  Insert Duct
Pulldown Menu: DM HVAC→Duct Centerlines→Insert Duct

You will be prompted to identify the starting point of the duct to be inserted.

Specify first point for duct or [Set duct information/Away from diffusers]:
Specify first point for duct or [Set duct information/Toward diffusers]:

  •  Specify first point Specify the location of the first point for the duct. You will be prompted to specify the next point of the duct. The prompt that is displayed depends upon whether you are inserting ducts toward diffusers or away from diffusers.

    Specify next point for duct or [Set duct information/Vertical/Away from diffusers/start New run]:
    Specify next point for duct or [Set duct information/Vertical/Toward/start New run]:

    •  Specify next point Specify the location for the next point of the duct.
      If the duct is not connected to another duct, the Duct Information dialog box will appear, described below.
      If the duct is connected to another duct, the duct information will be based upon the connected duct.
      You will be prompted again to specify the next point, allowing you to continue inserting ducts.

    •  Set duct information Type S to change the settings for the next duct that will be inserted. The Duct Information dialog box will appear, described below.

    •  Vertical Type V to insert a vertical duct at the location of the first point.
      If the duct is not connected to another duct, the Duct Information dialog box will appear, described below.
      If the duct is connected to another duct, you will be prompted to enter an elevation for the duct.
      If you are inserting ducts toward diffusers, you will be prompted for the Ending Elevation. If you are inserting ducts away from diffusers, you will be prompted for the Starting Elevation.

    •  Away from diffusers Type A to change the current direction of drawing ducts from toward diffusers to away from diffusers. The first point of a duct will be located closer to the diffusers and the second point of the duct will be located closer to the fan.

    •  Toward diffusers Type T to change the current direction of drawing ducts from away from diffusers to toward diffusers. The first point of a duct will be located closer to the fan and the second point of the duct will be located closer to the diffusers.

    •  start New run Type N to finish the current run of duct. You will be returned to the first prompt of the command and asked to specify the first point for a duct.

Duct Information Dialog Box

The Duct Information dialog box appears when you need to specify information for the duct you are about to insert.

See the Common Duct Information section for more information about the values that can be specified for ducts.

Related Options

There are several options that affect default values, labels, and behaviors when inserting ductwork. See the Ductwork Options section for more information.