Insert multiple wires
During wire insertion, the current wire type displays at the command prompt. The current wire type indicates the layer name in which the new wires are drawn. You can override it by typing "T" and selecting a new wire type from the Set/Edit Wire Type dialog box. The new wire type becomes the current wire type and the command continues with the wire insertion.
As you pull the 3-phase wire out, you can turn a corner by moving your cursor out of line with the bus. To reverse the phase sequence of the turn, press F.
Note: If the distance between two horizontal wires is relatively small, the vertical wire crossing them avoids inserting loop gaps. The wire trap distance setting is used to see whether wire loop gaps are possible or not. Reduce the scale factor or increase the distance between two wires to insert gap loops.
To tie the new 3-phase wire to an existing bus, but with reversed sequence, start the new 3-phase wire connected at the last wire on the existing bus. Move the cursor backward across the other wires until the connections are made, and then move the cursor forward again. This results in a reversed sequence connection.
Tip: If you have trouble connecting a new 3-phase wire to an existing bus, start the command and select the starting point on the existing bus. Move the cursor slowly across the other wires of the bus. AutoCAD Electrical has a better chance of finding them and correctly connecting the new wiring.
Multiple wire bus
Inserts a multiple wire bus with automatic connections.
Ribbon: Schematic tab Insert Wires/Wire Numbers panel Multiple Bus.
Menu: Wires Multiple Wire Bus
Command entry: AEMULTIBUS
Multiple bus wiring breaks automatically and reconnects to any underlying components in its path. If it crosses existing wiring, wire-crossing gaps insert automatically based on the drawing properties. You define the number of wires.
Inserts vertical or horizontal bus wiring. Bus spacing defaults to the default ladder rung spacing for horizontal bus. For a vertical bus, the spacing is the default value defined in the Ladder Defaults section in the Drawing Properties Drawing Format dialog box.
Note: You can use the Scoot command to adjust bus spacing after insertion.
Specifies the horizontal spacing between the wires.
Specifies the vertical spacing between the wires.