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One-Line Diagram Improvements

Posted on November 30th, 2015. Last updated on February 5th, 2019.

In Design Master Electrical 8.4, we made some improvements to one-line diagrams. This article is intended for previous users of our one-line diagrams and focuses on comparing this version with the way the features used to work.

If you have not used our one-line diagrams in the past, we recommend visiting How to Use One-Line Diagrams. It describes how one-line diagrams work without referencing the previous version.

One-line diagrams are improved, but the basic underlying functionality is still the same. You can still draw one-line diagrams exactly as you did before. However, we hope the features we’ve added will help improve your process.

New Features and Improved Features

The following articles describe specific features added and improvements made to the one-line diagram.

Generate Commands: These new commands automatically insert a first draft of your one-line diagram for you.

Template Blocks: Blocks can now be created that have label locations and values already filled in. Learn how to create and use these new blocks.

Match Labels and Graphics Command: This command helps you reuse your graphics once you have them arranged correctly.

Labels: Labels have been improved to make them easier to use.

Feeder IDs: There is a new method for inserting feeder IDs directly in feeder wires.

Feeders: A number of new commands were added to help draft the feeders between equipment.

Meters: New meter commands allow you to insert meters as an integrated part of your one-line diagram.

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