Service Description Options on Panel Schedule

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Service Description Options on Panel Schedule

Postby forumadmin » Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:24 pm

We are pleased to announce that we have put you, our user, in the driver's seat for what shows up in the panel schedule’s service description column.

See this blog posting: http://www.draftlogic.com/blog/2011/11/your-choice-of-service-description-for-named-devices-on-panel-schedules/ for the general announcement of this feature.

When you generate panel schedules, you can now have the ‘service description’ column filled in three different ways for single-device circuits where the device has a unique name, equipment tag, or description assigned:

1. Report the equipment tag (aka description) only, falling back to the unique name if there is no equipment tag on the device. (Select 'Description or Unique Name ')

2. Report the device location only. (Select 'Location only')

3. Report a combination of 1&2. (Select 'Desc or Name plus location')

In the past, panels and motors were reporting their unique name and all other circuits were reporting their location. With this change, all single-device circuits where the device has a unique name, equipment tag, or description assigned will act in accordance with your choice of one of the three above options at a new project parameter created for this purpose. Note that all circuits still get a single letter prefix to let you know if the circuit is for a child panel, child transformer, receptacles, motors, lights, or mixed.

The new project parameter named 'Service Description Single Device CCT' is in the 'Panels' parameter category, 'Modify' your project in the Project Library to go there. The three choices are as detailed above with the selection from the last mentioned after each.

Run your Panel Schedules report and the Service Description field will be filled as you have selected. Note the following:

a. multicircuit devices will always just report their location, regardless of the setting you choose
b. if both unique name and equipment tag/description are either left blank or do not exist on a device for a single device circuit, only location will be reported

Let us know if you have any questions about how to use this new feature.
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