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Design Master Photometrics Helps the City of Hagerstown Light Department Save Money and Do More Work in Less Time

For more than 75 years, the City of Hagerstown Maryland’s Light Department (HLD) has been dedicated to providing safe and reliable electric power at the most economical possible cost. Jason M. Bachtell, HLD’s Staff/Electrical Engineer, has been using Design Master Photometrics for about eighteen months on all types of lighting projects. “Lighting is time-consuming to get right, so we were looking for something that was less cumbersome than the manufacturer-provided photometric programs,” explains Mr. Bachtell. “Design Master Photometrics meets that need really well and lets us quickly lay out and evaluate different lighting options.”

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New Support Articles


Printing Panel Schedules to Label Panels in the Field: How to print a panel schedule that can be used to label a panel in the field.

Electrical RT

How to Display Additional Equipment in Your One-Line Diagram: How to display equipment connections such as air handlers or elevators in your Revit one-line diagram.

Support Articles from the June and July Archives


Inserting Eccentric Transitions: How to insert an eccentric transition in your ductwork.
Shaded Vertical Ducts: How to create vertical ducts that are shaded.


Arc-Flash Overview: Information on settings required to calculate arc-flash incident energy.
Balancing Loads on Switchboards, UPSs, and Other One-Line Devices: How to balance loads on one-line devices other than panels.
Residential Feeder Load Calculation Quick Start: How to calculate dwelling unit feeder loads.
Circuit Loop and Homerun Layers: How layers are assigned to circuit loops and homeruns.
Photometrics: Multiple Heads on a Fixture: How to model a light fixture with multiple independently aimed heads.
Photometrics: Aiming Light Fixtures: How to aim light fixtures at a specific location on the ground.


Pipe Sizing Overview: Information on how to size pipes.


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