joey_martin

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Received an email this morning asking for electrical plan help. The biggest question seems to be, "how the heck can I control the arc of the connections!!"

 

My tip, for those that don't know, is that the arcs are created in clockwise circles. As you are drawing the arcs between switch and fixture, think of the direction you are drawing around a circle (or clock) and it will speed up your electrical plan work not having to manipulate those arcs.

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20 minutes ago, joey_martin said:

"how the heck can I control the arc of the connections!!"

 

What ever happened to trial and error, looking to find out?

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I use the left-hand rule.
Mentally place your left hand on the starting electrical object. Point your thumb at yourself.
The arc will follow the directions of your fingers.

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On 2/8/2021 at 6:35 AM, joey_martin said:

Received an email this morning asking for electrical plan help. The biggest question seems to be, "how the heck can I control the arc of the connections!!"

 

My tip, for those that don't know, is that the arcs are created in clockwise circles. As you are drawing the arcs between switch and fixture, think of the direction you are drawing around a circle (or clock) and it will speed up your electrical plan work not having to manipulate those arcs.

Didn't know that, thank you!

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