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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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    Showing/Hiding Conduit Fill

    FireCAD can calculate and show the percentage of wirefill in conduit. In order to calculate, the wirepath must be set to a specific size of conduit. On the FireCAD ribbon, look at the Wirepath pan...

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    Set Panel Name Dialog Explained

    QUESTION: Why do some devices prompt me for an optional panel and/or node name when I place them on the drawing? (Other devices do not prompt for this.) EXAMPLE 1 - FIRE ALARM CONTROL PANEL EXAMPL...

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    Reversing the lettering on linetypes

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    Updating device symbols

    Since it is possible to change the symbol you use to represent a specific device, we get questions when the device has already been used in a project drawing using the previous symbol. First, the n...

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    FireCAD PC Requirements

    The attached pdf file is CADGEN's recommendation for the PC you should use for good performance when using FireCAD.  

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