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Copying or Moving Panels to Another Drawing

Posted on January 18th, 2010. Last updated on June 15th, 2023.

Distribution equipment, including panels, are treated differently than other devices in Design Master Electrical. It is possible to insert them on more than one drawing. This feature is typically used to show them on the lighting and power plans.

If you have inserted the panel on one drawing, you can use the Insert Plan View Blocks in Another Area or Drawing command to insert them in the other drawing.

Once you have done this, if you move the panel on one drawing, it will automatically move on the other drawing. It is important that the alignment point is in the same relative location on both drawings. Otherwise, it will appear that the panel is being moved to the wrong location by our software. If this is the case, moving the alignment point in one of the drawings will typically solve the problem.

If you only have one drawing open and move or modify the panel, Design Master Electrical will remind you to open the other drawings, which will update automatically upon opening.

If you want to remove the panel from one drawing and place it on another, erase it from the first and insert it on the other. When you erase the panel, it will remove it from the drawing but not from the database. This is different from other types of devices, where erasing it from the drawing removes it from the database.

It is not possible to copy and paste panels. You must use one of the two methods described above to duplicate the panel on a second drawing.

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