Starting a New Project

This section teaches you how to start a Design Master Photometrics project.

Open drawing e-site in the 01 Starting a New Project folder. Your drawing should look like this:

photometrics e1

Run the Start New Electrical Project command. The Start New Electrical Project dialog box will open.

Ribbon: DM Photometrics->Utilities-> dm_photo-startNewProject Start New Photometrics Project

Pulldown Menu: DM Photometrics->Start New Photometrics Project

You do not need to change any settings in the dialog box. All of the default values are fine for starting a project. In future projects, you might make changes these values to use different customization settings.

Press the OK button. Design Master Photometrics will initialize the project.

A database file named dm_elec.dm will be created in the same folder as the drawing. All of the information about your project will be stored in this database file. All of the drawings in the folder will use the same database.

If you need more drawings in your project, create them in the same folder as the drawing and database. All of the drawings in the folder will use the same database file. The light fixture project schedule and quantity counts will be shared across all of the drawings.

When you want to start another project, create a drawing file in a new folder and run the Start New Photometrics Project command again. That will create another database file in the new folder that will be a separate project.

Do not create the drawing in a folder that already has a project started. The two drawings in the same folder will be seen by Design Master Photometrics as a single project. The light fixture schedule and quantity counts will be shared across both drawings.


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