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Electrical: Connections between floors

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Is it possible (using HD Pro 2014) to have an electrical connection span between two floors?  For example, an upstairs hall light that can be controlled by a switch at the bottom of the stairs, or a two-story entryway with a chandelier mounted to the second floor ceiling and switch by the 1st floor entry door.  Professional CAD techniques usually involve sending the connection spline down the stairs with an arrow on the end, and picking it up on the next floor.  I can do this manually, but wasn't sure if there was a key sequence or something I could be doing to use the built-in connection tools.

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How would you view this connection on a printed plan?

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Your method/idea is how I usually see  it done ER.

 

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Yes, that's exactly what I've seen too.  I just can't find a way to do it in HD Pro '14 without manually drawing a spline with an arrow (which prevents the software from properly labeling 3-way switches, etc).

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place a hidden switch perhaps and connect it instead so it looks right on each floor  ,  or connect it to a switch then drop the switch below the floor level or something like that perhaps ?

 

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manually drawing a spline with an arrow (which prevents the software from properly labeling 3-way switches, etc).

There's a Three Way switch in the Library Browser that you could place manually.

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