Layer Names

Below outlines the different layers that are created in the PVCAD software.

 

Object Type

Layer Name

Description

Outline Label

pvcLabel

Automatic Label of roof, carport, & ground mount polylines

Route Outline

pvcRoof

Polyline

Carport Outline

pvcCarport

Polyline

Ground Mount Outline

pvcGroundMount

Polyline

Installation Area

pvcInstallationArea

Polyline designating a section of unique characteristics; racking, layout parameters, etc

Obstruction

pvcObstruction

Polyline

Shadow

pvcShadow

Polyline outlining the extent of a shadow cast by the sun at a particular period of time

Setback

pvcSetback

Polyline showing the section where modules cannot exist

Wind Zones

pvcWindZones

Polyline calculated by software indicating locations of wind zones on the roof

Slope Azimuth

pvcSlopeAzimuth

Arrow object

Modules

pvcLayout

Polylines showing individual or sets of modules/trackers

Module Tilt Arrow

pvcArrow

 

Omitted Modules

pvcDisabledModule

If modules are omitted, they are displayed with a red X

Racking

pvcRacking

Indicates table sizes; dual-tilt = 2x1, ground mounts, etc

Inverter

pvcInverter

 

Combiner Box

pvcCombinerBox

 

A/C Panel

pvcACPanel

 

String

pvcString

 

Conductor

pvcConductor

Connects strings to other BOS components

Conduit

pvcConduit

 

Rails

pvcRails

 

Attachments

pvcAttachments

Connections to the roof

Manufacturer Blocks

pvcMfr

Manufacturer blocks are inserted into the drawing on this layer

Single Line Diagram

pvcSingleLine

All SLD Blocks

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