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    120 Volt smoke detectors 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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    The importance of "clean" background drawings.

    Many of the support calls we receive are to ask why FireCAD is so slow and/or why it does not respond quickly. This type of issue almost always boils down to a two factors. 1. How much power does t...

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    Add an SLC Expander card to a panel

    We get questions regarding adding an slc expander card to a panel. First, a few definitions: A panel is typically an Assembly in FireCAD's terminology. Circuits do not usually originate from an as...

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    I have a job requiring several of the same power supply. On a few circuits on various power supplies, I am needing to change the output circuit from #14 to #12 wire. Is there an easy way to do this without having to create a different assembly in the data

      This should enable you to make that change. It will only apply to the .atp you make it in but it is quick and easy.     Be certain you have a project open.     Open the project device ...

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