Manipulate wire gaps
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Manipulate wire gaps

Insert wire gaps

AutoCAD Electrical automatically inserts a gap/loop when a new wire crosses another. Under some conditions you may need to manually add a loop gap at the point of two crossing lines.

  1. Click the arrow on the Insert Wire tool to access the Insert Wire Gap tool.

  1. Click the Insert Wire Gap tool.
  2. Select the wire to remain solid.
  3. Select the crossing wire to have the gap.

    The gap inserts into the second wire.

NoteYou can turn off the automatic gap/loop feature by selecting Solid in the Wiring Style section of the Drawing Properties Style dialog box.

Remove wire gaps

Use the Delete Wire Gap command if a gap/loop is no longer needed in an existing wire.

  1. Click the arrow on the Insert Wire tool to access the Delete Wire Gap tool.

  1. Click the Delete Wire Gap tool.
  2. Select the wire segments near the unneeded gaps.

    The gap is removed from the second wire.

Flip wire gaps

Use the Flip Gap command to flip the gap to the other wire.

  1. Click the arrow on the Insert Wire tool to access the Flip Wire Gap tool.

  1. Click the Flip Wire Gap tool.
  2. Select the wire that has the gap/loops to flip. You can also window the wires containing the gaps to flip by pressing a W, then windowing the wires.

    AutoCAD Electrical makes the gapped wire solid and flips the gap/loop to the crossing wires.

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