We are using a building template from this FireCAD support site for this example project.
The placement of the panels does not affect the use of the Project Circuits Editor.
The panels are each given a unique name. This one is PS2.
The panels are each given a unique name. This one is PS3.
Connecting devices to circuits is explained in other lessons.
The Assembly Editor provides a means of more specifically identifying circuits.
The Node/Card Names can be anything that helps you know where the circuit originates.
Hover your mouse over the Project Circuits Editor button until it is highlighted then left-click.
Until you filter you will see a listing of all the circuits in the project. The "LED" circuits listed here are those provided by each smoke detector in the project.
Any cell that has not been given a value is considered (empty) in this filter dialog.
The result of the filter we applied in the previous step.
Not all content in the cells is editable. Panel and Node/Card names are assigned using different commands.
Changing a circuit name.
Locking a circuit.
Hiding a circuit from the listing in the "Select a project circuit" listing when making connections.
The result of hiding circuits N1 and N2.
Unchecking the boxes for circuits N1 and N2.
The result of unhiding circuits N1 and N2.
Wirepath labels are applied as either multileaders or linetype text.
This slide shows you where wirepath labels are defined in the Project Device Editor.
For more information on wirepath labeling see the command "Attributes>Format Wirepath Labels".
The result of the previous change.
This method will change the cable used on a specific circuit, not all circuits.
This change will affect not only the wirepath label but also the calculations resulting from the change.
An EOL notation can be applied to any circuit, not just those that use an end-of-line resistor.
This change affects reports which are generated from the "Reports" menu.
T-Tapping wirefill explained.
Below is an example of wirefill on a NAC which is not t-tapped.
Now we use the Project Circuits Editor to t-tap this specific circuit.
To see the change we must Update All Wire Labels.
Below is an example of wirefill on the NAC which is now t-tapped.
The Project Circuits Editor can influence battery calculations.
The Project Circuits Editor can influence both maximum standby and maximum alarm current in battery calculations.
A battery calculation without a maximum setting.
We change the setting.
A battery calculation with a maximum setting.
This setting can affect NAC voltage drop and other calculations.
We can set the connectivity behavior of circuits here.
We can override the starting address of any specific circuit here.
We can change warning thresholds here.