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    Controlling the appearance of linetypes in model and paper space

    We get many questions regarding how to control the visibility of the letters used on the FireCAD-generated linetypes used to define cable/wire assignments. The most common question is "why are the ...

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    Icons/Symbols - Downloading and Using the Cadgen Content Library Symbols

    We have provided multiple .dwg files with customized symbols for your use. The links below will allow you to download those files for easy use in your projects or in your local DB. To use these fil...

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    Icons/Symbols - Creating customized device block definitions

      Many users wish to use symbols other than the default NFPA 170 blocks provided in the Cadgen Master database. The users may wish to create unique or customized symbols. Firecad permits the additi...

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    CONNECTING 4-WIRE HORN-STROBES TO NAC CIRCUITS

    This article shows how to configure nac circuits and devices for connections to 4-wire horn-strobes. The Project Circuit Editor gives us the ability to set compatibility between the panel's nac ci...

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    DUPLICATED DEVICES IN BATTERY CALCULATIONS

    The issue described here is that battery calculations show certain devices (most commonly slc modules) multiple times, some showing standby and alarm current values and others showing values of 0. ...

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    Connecting NAC Panels to Fire Alarm Control Panels

    METHOD 1 THE MOST BASIC METHOD OF ACTIVATING A NAC PANEL IS TO USE A NAC CIRCUIT FROM THE MAIN FIRE ALARM CONTROL PANEL TO ACTIVATE AN INPUT ON THE NAC PANEL WHICH IS DESIGNED TO USE A REVERSE POLA...

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    Using The Project Circuits Editor

    Overview 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 ...

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    Set The Color of Device Label Text Attributes

    You may wish to control the color of the device labels in a project. The commands to accomplish this are part of a few that are not accessible from the FireCAD Tools menu. They must be accessed thr...

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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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