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    FireCAD's method for producing battery and voltage drop calculations explained

    BATTERY CALCULATION METHOD EXPLAINED The basis of a FireCAD battery calculation is the standby and alarm current values of the components powered by the panel's power supply. In the example below, ...

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    Hiding Wirepath from Panel to First Device

    A question from a user is below:   My answer to this is: We do not have a way to do this automatically yet, but we are planning for a tool in the future to accomplish this result. Because this is...

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    Using the Draw Circuit Wirepath and Draw Shared Wirepath commands

    Overview of this article The Draw Circuit Wirepath and Draw Shared Wirepath commands are a powerful way of quickly drawing wirepaths between connected devices. The commands also create linetypes wi...

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    The Basics of Connecting Circuits and Pass Through Circuits

      CONNECTING DEVICES TO CIRCUITS In order for devices to connect to a circuit, both the source output circuit and the device input circuit must be the same circuit type. In the example below we wis...

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    How to change part numbers without disconnecting devices.

      QUESTION:  Is there a way to change the model number of notification devices that are already placed and circuited on a drawing? For the project I am working on, the customer decided to change fr...

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    Adding Location Attributes to Floor Plan/Riser

      You wish to apply labels to devices for the purpose of indicating their locations. You wish to show these locations on the riser but not on the floor plans because the floor plan locations are ob...

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    Using the FireCAD Title Block Attribute Feature "Export Attributes to Excel by Block"

    In order to use this feature you must have an attributed title block on one or more of your drawing layout tabs. If you are not familiar with attributed title blocks, we suggest you use a google s...

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    Changing Wire Type Used by a Circuit/Creating a New Wire Type

    In this example our NAC circuit is using #14/2 FPLP/R cable. We want to change that to use a pair of #14 THHN single conductors. Ordinarily, we would simply choose a different wire type for this ci...

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    120 Volt smoke alarms with alarm contacts

    We get questions whether FireCAD can be used to connect 120 volt smoke detectors either singly or in tandem. Yes, it can and here's how it's done. In the project below we have placed the following ...

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    Adding Existing Nac Loads to a Panel

    We receive questions concerning how to add the load of an existing NAC to a system. Step 1 - Be certain you have loaded the "Generic" template to your project. If not, choose to Update Project, the...

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