# Create A Three-Phase Circuit (2:52 min)

Project: Create a Three-Phase Circuit

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 Â Completion Time:Â Â 20 Minutes
 Â Prerequisites

Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Completion of Multiple Phase Circuits Lesson

 Â Objective:Â Â In this exercise, you create a complete three-phase circuit. You do the following: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â >Â Insert a three-phase ladder. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â >Â Insert three-phase wiring and components.
 Â Process:Â Â Completion of the Multiple Phase Circuits Lesson.
 Â Instructions
 Â 1:Â Â If theÂ Project ManagerÂ is not displayed, on theÂ ProjectÂ tab,Â Project ToolsÂ panel, clickÂ Manager.Â
 Â 2:Â Â IfÂ Schematic_Components_NFPAÂ is the active project, skip to step 5. If it is open but not active in theÂ Project Manager, do the following: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â >Â Right-clickÂ Schematic_Components_NFPA. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â >Â ClickÂ Activate. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â >Â Skip to step 6. Â
 Â 3:Â Â In theÂ ProjectÂ Manager, clickÂ Open Project.
 Â 4:Â Â BrowseÂ to where you installed the exercise files. SelectÂ Schematic_Components_NFPA.wdp. ClickÂ Open.
 Â 5:Â Â In theÂ Projects list, click the expansion node next toÂ Schematic_Components_NFPAÂ to expand the drawing list.
 Â 6:Â Â ClickÂ New Drawing.
 Â 7:Â Â In theÂ Create New DrawingÂ dialog box, do the following: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â >Â ForÂ Name, enterÂ Schematic_Components_NFPA_11 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â >Â ForÂ Template, clickÂ BrowseÂ and selectÂ ACAD_ELECTRICAL.dwt. ClickÂ Open Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â >Â ClickÂ OK.Â
 Â 8:Â Â On theÂ SchematicÂ tab,Â Insert Wires/Wire NumbersÂ panel,Â Insert LadderÂ flyout, and click Insert Ladder.Â
 Â 9:Â Â In theÂ Insert LadderÂ dialog box, underÂ Phase, clickÂ 3 Phase. ForÂ Spacing, enter "0.50"Â
 Â 10:Â Â UnderÂ Spacing, enterÂ "0.50" Â
 Â 11:Â Â UnderÂ Length, enterÂ "20" Note: When you select a different area of the dialog box, the number of rungs is calculated automatically, and the length is adjusted to match.
 Â 12:Â Â UnderÂ 1st Reference, enterÂ "100"then do the following: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â >Â ForÂ Index, enterÂ "1" Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â >Â Clear theÂ Without Reference NumbersÂ check box. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â >Â ClickÂ OK.
 Â 13:Â Â Select an insertion point at approximatelyÂ 2.00, 21.00.Â
 Â 14:Â Â Insert Three-Phase Wiring and Components:ZoomÂ in to rungsÂ 101-103. Â
 Â 15:Â Â On theÂ SchematicÂ tab,Â Insert Wires/Wire NumbersÂ panel, clickÂ Multiple Bus.Â
 Â 16:Â Â In theÂ Multiple Wire BusÂ dialog box, do the following: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â >Â ForÂ Horizontal Spacing, enterÂ "0.50" Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â >Â ClickÂ Another Bus (Multiple Wires). Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â >Â ForÂ Number of Wires, clickÂ 3. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â >Â ClickÂ OK.
 Â 17:Â Â Select a start point on the first (left) vertical bus at referenceÂ 101. Move to the right and select the endpoint at approximatelyÂ 7.50, 20.00. PressÂ ENTERÂ to end theÂ Multiple Wire BusÂ command.Â
 Â 18:Â Â On theÂ SchematicÂ tab,Â Insert ComponentsÂ panel, clickÂ Icon Menu.Â
 Â 19:Â Â In theÂ Insert ComponentÂ dialog box, clickÂ Fuses/Circuit Breakers.Â
 Â 20:Â Â In theÂ Symbol previewÂ window, clickÂ 3 Pole Fuse with Tags.Â
 Â Â  21:Â Â Select an insertion point for the fuse on the upper rung, just to the right of the three-phase bus.
 Â 22:Â Â In theÂ Build UpÂ orÂ Down?Â dialog box, clickÂ Down.Â
 Â 23:Â Â In theÂ Insert/Edit ComponentÂ dialog box, clickÂ OK.Â  This completes the insertion of the fuses. Â
 Â 24:Â Â On theÂ SchematicÂ tab,Â Insert ComponentsÂ panel, clickÂ Icon Menu.
 Â 25:Â Â In theÂ Insert ComponentÂ dialog box, clickÂ Motor Control.Â
 Â 26:Â Â In theÂ Symbol previewÂ window, clickÂ 3 Phase Starter Contacts with Overload.Â
 Â 27:Â Â Select an insertion point on the upper rung, just to the right of the fuses.
 Â 28:Â Â In theÂ Build UpÂ orÂ Down?Â dialog box, clickÂ Down.Â
 Â 29:Â Â In theÂ Insert/Edit Child ComponentÂ dialog box, clickÂ OK.Â  This completes the insertion of the starter contacts.
 Â 30:Â Â On theÂ SchematicÂ tab,Â Insert ComponentsÂ panel, clickÂ Icon Menu.
 Â 31:Â Â In theÂ Insert ComponentÂ dialog box, clickÂ Motor Control.Â
 Â 32:Â Â In theÂ Symbol previewÂ window, selectÂ 3 Phase Motor.Â
 Â 33:Â Â Select the insertion point overlapping the end of the middle three-phase wire.Â
 Â 34:Â Â In theÂ Insert/Edit ComponentÂ dialog box, clickÂ OK.Â