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    FireCAD® Beta Update - March 2021

    Posted Date 3/1/2021   Download Information: To get the update, please email support@cadgen.com and send the first 5 characters of your license so we can send you the correct beta version update li...

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    How to Override Circuit Length Between Devices

    Introduction Sometimes the measured distance between devices needs to be adjusted to account for vertical circuits moving between drawing files, or multi-level areas that are in the same model spac...

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    How to Create a Local Master Database File

    Introduction If you are thinking of setting up database customizations like changing block definitions or cables, you will need to make a local editable copy of the master database and then use the...

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    How To Show Class A Return Wiring

    Introduction Sometimes it is necessary to show class A return wiring. FireCAD has a simple way to do this using a special 'Class A Return' device.   To use the Class A Return device, make sure you ...

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    AutoCAD OEM 2019 Documentation

    The standalone version of FireCAD is powered by AutoCAD OEM. The link below will open a new window with all documentation related to the OEM platform commands and features. AutoCAD OEM 2019 Documen...

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    Do I have to reinsert a device to get a candela change to stick? What is best practice?

    Although you are presented with candela or device circuit options when you initially add a device from the palette, you can change a device's candela or circuit settings anytime, even after it is ...

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    What is the intended purpose of multiple drawings in a project?

    Depending on your hardware specs and processing power, bigger projects all on one drawing can start to slow down. If your project is larger (over 500 devices in modelspace) you can start a project...

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    What is the best way to make a project revision or backup the project and drawing?

    If you make a copy of the project drawing using 'save as', the new drawing will not be linked to the project file. The best way to preserve a copy of the project and and keep connectivity is to ma...

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    What does the check mark on wirepaths mean?

    The green check marks show that FireCAD recognizes the segment as a wirepath because it intersects 2 devices.  If you 'Update All Wire Labels' it will be used to show wiring. You can turn these of...

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    What is the yellow alert triangle at each device for?

    This signifies that a block is recognized as a FireCAD part and can be connected to circuits. You can turn these off using Options -> Circuits tab and uncheck the 'Show Connection Status Icons' c...

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