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      Dwayne--this request is for the ability to use the MOVE command or GRIPS in AutoCAD to move the diffuser callout. Currently you have to use the "DM HVAC->Diffusers->Insert or Move Callout" command to move them.

      To remove callouts and display a single typical callout, use the "DM HVAC->Diffusers->Remove Callout"

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          One workaround, other than manually setting everything back to the default values, is to use the "Move Circuits" command, select a blank circuit on the left and the circuit you want to clear on the right and press the "Copy" button.

          If you do vote for us, it would be helpful to indicate how frequently you use this command and what you are using it for.

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            We can look into adding these to the default customization we include. For the moment, you can manually add them using the current LVD commands.

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                  Watts is an override for Input VA. If the Input VA is correct, don't specify a Watts value. That is only intended for times when the values are different.

                  I'll see what I can do for Description. Defaulting to use Schedule Description with an option to override is probably what I'll look to add.

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                    The current workaround for this request is to use one of the other fields and change the label on the schedule.

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                      The current workaround for this request is to create two pieces of equipment. Set one to be three-phase and one to be single-phase. If you are sizing the breaker and wire based upon FLA/MCA/MOCP, make sure all those settings are the same.

                      Circuit the three-phase equipment first. Then use the "Circuit to Phase" button to connect the single-phase equipment to one of the phases.

                      Not perfect, but it does work with the software as it currently exists if you need to handle this situation immediately.

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                        The current workaround for this request is to insert the panel schedules as normal. Use layout tabs to create the 8.5x11 sheets. Plot the layouts using the standard AutoCAD PLOT command.

                        Tip: You can right-click on a tab and select "Move or Copy" to create a copy of a layout tab. Create one that looks right with your titleblock and viewport and scaling set up correctly. Then copy it for the other schedules.

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                          Thank you for the clarifications. That does sound like a useful feature. I will see about adding it in an upcoming release.

                          I'm not familiar with the "Select Similar" command, so I'm a little unclear about this request. In particular, once you have the device selected, what do you do next?

                          It sounds like you are trying to insert one like one that is already on the drawing. Does copying the device, then querying it to make changes work?

                          Or are you intending this for something else--circuiting, modifying, deleting?

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                            I am also merging in the "Shunt Trip Breakers in Panel Schedule" idea with this one. Its description was "Provide the ability to specify a breaker as a shunt trip breaker in the panel schedule. Shunt trip breakers typically use and extra panel slot. Currently we just show a blank space (no breaker) under the shunt trip and label it 'space for shunt trip'."

                            I am merging the votes from the "Breaker Types" wish to this one. The description of that wish was: "Be able to specify and document various types of breakers, such as GFCI, and shunt-trip."

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                              When we implement this, we would also update the "Copy Circuit" button to adjust the circuit we copy to so it has the same number of poles as the original circuit.

                              Above the list of circuits, there is an "Insert Circuit" button for exactly the situation you are describing. This button is also available on the "Circuiting" dialog.

                              The "Change # of Poles" button in the "Swap and Copy Circuits" dialog is there to assist with getting the number of poles set right. Including that button was easier than figuring out if breakers with a different number of poles could be swapped.

                              Of course, if there's enough interest in this feature, we could add functionality to handle this automatically.

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                                I merged another idea with this one.

                                This was the description from the other idea: The layers for homeruns and loops are set at the circuit. There is no way right now to set a different layer for different parts of the circuit that are underground and above ground. It is all or nothing.

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                                    Question: there are a few parts to this request, and I'm curious how important each of them are.

                                    1. Create a DWG rather than an IFC. I know this is important. You want to be able to export a DWG to Navisworks.

                                    2. Not export. Is this important? If we exported a DWG file that you imported to Navisworks rather than an IFC file, would that work? Or is it important that you import your working drawing directly with no export required?

                                    3. Object enabler. Is this important? Or if we created our solids as individual faces in the drawing (like what happens if you explode the solid), would that work?

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                                      Sandy--Inserting devices on a demo layer is currently possible. You need to create a new layer system using the DM Electrical->Customization->Layers command. Once the new layer system is created, when you insert or query a device you can choose the new system.

                                      http://www.designmaster.biz/docs/elec/index.html?layers.htm

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                                        To clarify for anyone else reading this, DM HVAC does calculate the pressure drop using the correct fittings. However, for some fitting, the round and rectangular tables are the same. When we implemented the calcs, if the tables were the same, we just used one. At the time, we did not directly display which table was being used, so there was no need to differentiate.

                                        The ability to list the fittings was added later, and we didn't realize the importance of listing the specific correct table name. At some point, we'll go back, figure out which tables are duplicates, and get the proper names in the schedule.

                                        Fixing this will only affect the names in the schedule. The actual calculated values will be exactly the same as they are right now.

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                                          I see this as a different idea from the "Generic Schedule" idea. For this idea, I think a key concept is being able to insert references to the notes in the schedule on the drawing. We could try to force that into the generic schedules, but I think they would be better handled as separate things in the software.

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