I am trying to create a simple Quantity Schedule. I want this schedule to total up the connected VA of each load classification in a project. I have the fields selected correctly I think, (Load Classification, Apparent Load) it's just when I go to Sorting/Grouping and uncheck "itemize ever instance" that my "Apparent Load" in the new schedule is blank. Does anyone know how I can fix this?
If I need to create a new parameter that totals up each VA in the different load classifications I would appreciate help on how to do that as well.
I've attached some screen captures.
Well first off, if you total the load of all of the circuits, it's not going to be accurate because it will see ALL of the circuits, including Panel to Panel. Example:
Receps 1000 ┐ (Schedule counts 3000) (Schedule counts another 3000)
Lighting 1000 ├────────────────► Branch Panel ────────────────────► Distribution Panel
Motors 1000 ┘
I don't think there is a good way to accomplish this without having a separate schedule for each Category.
If its not a moot point, now, your total looks like it may be counting the number of circuits. Under the Formatting Tab, select the load field and check the box for Calculate Totals.
For each Category (i.e. Light FIxtures, Electrical Fixtures).
An alternative would be to add a Project Parameter for Electrical Circuits named "Ignored by Schedule" as as yes/no instance parameter. You could then have the schedule ignore these circuits (via Filter tab), but you'll have to go and mark each and every circuit that is to be ignored. Loads of fun.
I really would like it to total each load classification. Do you know if it would be possible to create a parameter that ignores certain circuits from certain panels? Like you mentioned before it would double the load from a distribution panel, unless I told it to ignore that circuit by a parameter?
That would the the alternate method listed above. OR, maybe you can "Panel" to the schedule (Hidden Field) and create a filter to omit circuits with a Panel that "does not contain" [input a common naming component such as "DP"].
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