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Split Wire



The Split Wire function is accessible within a Project file via the Tools tab:




This feature is for use with Bulk Wire Products.

What are the benefits of this feature?


This will allow you to add "spools"* of wire to a project file to complete a Proposal, then later split the wire into separate wire drops/runs for drawing purposes in our Visio and AutoCAD interfaces.


*pricing and labor for the wire should still be set by the foot/meter

When to use this feature?


When you want to add a spool of wire to a Project vs. each individual wire drop to get out the initial Proposal. Then later when doing drawings, you want to split out the spool into separate wire runs/drops.



When using this feature, when prompted for the wire length, enter the length of wire on the spool, e.g. 500 or 1000 feet (or the equivalent in meters).




Or you could add, say, 200 feet of wire to a particular Location in a Project, and then decide later to split them out into separate wire drops/runs, e.g. - for daisy chaining wires on 70V speakers.


When ready to split the wire, e.g. - after you have won the job and want to now do drawings, select the wire in the Project and then click the Split button on the Tools tab:




The Split Wire form will open:


split bulk wire form.jpg


Enter a Length and choose the Location and/or System you want to associate to the first wire split. You can also change the Phase if desired and choose the Head End, Start Terminal, and End Terminal for the wire.


You can then either click the New (Ctrl + N) button to add another split, or click the Clone (Ctrl + D) button to clone the wire you just created. The running total of your Wire Splits and Remaining Length display at the bottom of the form:




When finished, click the [Split] button on the form:



Discard Remaining Length




This setting on the form will discard any leftover wire after you have made your splits. This WILL affect the price of your project so use only if you are not concerned with the price changing, otherwise just leave the leftover wire in the Project and do not use on your drawings.

Splitting More Than You Have


If you split your initial wire into more wire runs/drops than you have available, you will be shown the following warning, e.g. if you have 1000 feet of wire and split into eleven 100-foot runs/drops.




Keep in mind that this WILL affect the price of your Project.

Revisions/Change Orders


Because of the way our data tags work for reporting, splitting wire will affect the Items that show up when you Compare Revisions. You might want to use a Product Custom Field to designate these wire splits so you can filter them out when running comparisons between Revisions.

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