The Riser Workspace is an elevational representation of the distribution system. It is used to depict wiring routes as they disperse through a vertically scaling project.
Add Architectural Elements¶
To add Floors, Rooms, Architectural Elements, or electrical Equipment, use the toolbox at the top.
Drag and drop elements from the toolbox to the Workspace to place elements.
Add Electrical Equipment¶
To place Equipment, drag and drop elements from the toolbox into the Workspace.
To place an Equipment in a Room, drag the Equipment into the Room region.
There are three different types of connections between Equipment: Outbound, Tie, and Infed. These are also known as Load, Tie, and Source, respectively.
To create a connection between Equipment, select the Equipment. Then choose the type of connection. An outbound arrow will create an Outbound connection, indicating you are drawing a connection to a load. An inward facing arrow will create an Infed connection, indicating that you are drawing a connection to a source.
Draw out the connection using the mouse and use Enter to create an Equipment.
To quickly redraw a connection between equipment, use the reset command. Right-click on the circuit. Then choose Reset.
Select the Equipment and use CTRL+C to copy.
Use CTRL+V to paste.
It is possible to move Equipment by an individual or a group basis.
Select a single Equipment or select multiple by using CTRL+Click, or drag and drop a selection box.
Then click and drag to move Equipment.
To resize equipment, select on a piece of equipment. Use the grips to change the size.
Converting to Bus Duct¶
To convert pipe and wire connections to a bus duct, first delete the existing circuits on the Riser.
Select a circuit and use the delete (Del) key.
Delete all of the existing circuits which will be fed from the Bus Duct.
Create a Bus Duct by dragging and dropping it onto the Riser.
Then feed it from MDB by creating an Inbound connection.
Create an Inbound connection by clicking the arrow facing inwards.
Draw the connection to the source.
Select your Bus Duct, resize it, and use the Outbound arrow to draw connections to your loads.
Draw the remaining electrical connections.