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Low Voltage Homerun With Keynote

On low voltage systems drawings (Fire Alarm, Security, CCTV) we treat homeruns differently than power and lighting homeruns. We do not use the circuit label, wire callout, or tick marks, but rather we use a keynote. If there was a “keynote homerun”, it would save us the time spent removing the wire call-out every time we create low voltage homerun.

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    Jim Walker shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →

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      • AdminDavid Robison (President, Design Master Software) commented  · 

        Thanks for sending the project. That helped me understand what you were asking for. The request is to remove all the labels from the homerun (circuit label and wire callout) and replace it with a keynote. The workaround I originally mentioned only removes the wire callout (which, in the case of low voltage devices, is just a conduit size).

      • AdminDavid Robison (President, Design Master Software) commented  · 

        I can't recreate the settings you have to see the behavior you are describing. Could you send us a project using the DM Electrical->Help->Send Project to Design Master Support command? That would help me better understand what you are seeing and what you want instead.

      • Jim Walker commented  · 

        I guess I'm missing something. When I select the “Show Conduit Size on Homeruns”. It does exactly that, and adds the conduit size call-out to the home run. Currently that option is not selected and we get just the wire call-out.

      • AdminDavid Robison (President, Design Master Software) commented  · 

        Currently, you can automatically remove the wire callouts from low voltage homeruns. You'll have to insert the keynote, but this will save you a step.

        You want to check the "Show Conduit Sizes on Homeruns" setting for your groups. See this page in the documentation for information on where to make that chagne:
        http://www.designmaster.biz/docs/elec/index.html?low_voltage_devices_project_groups.htm

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